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  • Hibs new leaders after beating Tarxien

    Hibs new leaders after beating Tarxien

    Hibernians: 1 Tarxien Rainbows: 0 Hibernians have momentarily clinched the first place of the BOV Premier League as they saw off the challenge of neighbours Tarxien Rainbows courtesy of the decisive goal scored by Gilmar. Mark Miller’s side...

  • Pembroke thrash Mosta to stay on track

    Pembroke thrash Mosta to stay on track

    PEMBROKE ATHLETA 5 MOSTA 0 A vibrant Pembroke Athleta kept up their recent form to inflicted a clear-cut defeat on Mosta in this basement clash. It was unquestionably a very sound display by a team whose aspirations of retaining their premier...

  • Sadio Mane at the double to sink Tottenham and end Liverpool's miserable run

    Sadio Mane at the double to sink Tottenham and end Liverpool's miserable run

    Updated at 8.45pm with late game Sadio Mane's two goals in three first-half minutes set Liverpool on their way to a 2-0 Premier League victory at home to Tottenham. Mane, the Reds' top goalscorer this season, was missed during his African...

  • Juventus underpinned by rotation, reinvention

    Juventus underpinned by rotation, reinvention

    Juventus took another step towards a sixth successive Serie A title with a routine 2-0 win at Crotone and their seven-point lead at the top owes much to the tactical innovation and squad rotation of coach Massimiliano Allegri. Ahead of tomorrow’s...

  • German FA want Dortmund south stand ban, fine

    The German football association (DFB) yesterday demanded a one-match ban for Borussia Dortmund fans from their south stand and a 100,000 euro fine after crowd trouble in several games including last week’s win over RB Leipzig. The DFB’s control...

  • French clubs are biggest spenders

    French clubs are biggest spenders

    Big-money moves for Memphis Depay, Julian Draxler and Dimitri Payet combined to take spending by French clubs to a record £150m in the January transfer window. According to a FIFA Transfer Matching System study of cross-border deals this winter,...

  • Spurs must end Anfield jinx to put pressure on Chelsea

    Spurs must end Anfield jinx to put pressure on Chelsea

    If Tottenham Hotspur are to keep up the chase of Premier League leaders Chelsea they must find a cure for their Anfield jinx and pile on the misery for fading Liverpool this evening. Victory in the late kick-off would see Spurs cut Chelsea’s lead...

  • Stripes coach Jaros wary of aggressive Floriana

    Stripes coach Jaros wary of aggressive Floriana

    The top-three credentials of Birkirkara and Floriana will be put under a severe test this afternoon when the two sides go head-to-head at the National Stadium (kick-off 4pm). The Premier League title race has taken different facets this year as...

  • Football news

    Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has been handed an ambassadorial role by the game’s global governing body FIFA. “Now it’s official,” the 1986 World Cup winner said on his Facebook page. “Finally I can fulfill one of the lifelong dreams; to...

  • Wooden stadium key for Forest Green

    Wooden stadium key for Forest Green

    In the battle for promotion from English soccer’s fifth tier, every result is key for title contenders Forest Green Rovers but one victory in particular would have a significant impact on the future of the eco-friendly club. Rovers, based in the...

  • Qormi win to regain second spot

    Qormi 2Mqabba 0 Qormi scored a goal in each half to overcome promotion rivals Mqabba at the Tedesco Stadium. For Brian Spiteri’s side it was their first win after four successive draws and have now moved back to second spot on 34 points, one...

  • McDonalds series kicks off in Żurrieq

    McDonalds series kicks off in Żurrieq

    Building on the success of the first set of McDonalds FootballPlus For Kids Festivals, held last year, the inaugural event from this year’s series will take place at the Żurrieq football ground tomorrow. Nine nurseries will be participating in the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Friendly: Brazil will play Argentina in an international friendly on June 9 in Australia, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said. “The stage for the game will be the Melbourne Cricket Ground, an arena with a capacity for 100,000 people,”...

  • Napoli seal 2-0 win over Genoa to climb to second

    Napoli seal 2-0 win over Genoa to climb to second

    Napoli secured a 2-0 win over Genoa thanks to second-half goals from Piotr Zielinski and Emanuele Giaccherini at the Stadio San Paolo to move up to second place in Serie A. Napoli, who face a Champions League last-16 first-leg clash at Real Madrid...

  • Lahm hopes for future role at Bayern

    Lahm hopes for future role at Bayern

    Philipp Lahm has said he hopes to have a future role at Bayern Munich despite turning down the opportunity to become sporting director when he ends his playing days at the end of the season. Lahm announced this week  that he would retire in the...

  • Clock ticking for English FA, says Sports Minister

    The English Football Association was warned “the clock is ticking” after a motion of no confidence was passed during a British Parliamentary debate into its governance yesterday. Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said the world’s oldest soccer...

  • Wenger urges Arsenal fans to remain ‘united’

    Wenger urges Arsenal fans to remain ‘united’

    Arsene Wenger swerved questions over his Arsenal future as he called on supporters to remain “united” with the team following back-to-back defeats. The Frenchman celebrated 20 years in charge of the Gunners last October but, after a shock home...

  • Barcelona to get foretaste of King’s Cup final at Alaves

    Luis Enrique’s Barcelona will get to test their King’s Cup final opponents ahead of time tomorrow when they travel to fellow finalists Alaves in La Liga – but they may have sore legs after playing five games in the last 13 days. Liga leaders Real...

  • Xewkija go three points clear as Oratory surprise Nadur

    Xewkija go three points clear as Oratory surprise Nadur

    Xewkija Tigers profited from Nadur Youngsters’ unexpected 4-2 defeat to Oratory Youths to overcome Kerċem Ajax 2-0 and go three points clear at the top of the GFA Division One standings. The Tigers’ success matured during the first half when they...

  • UEFA to demand three extra slots at the 2026 World Cup

    UEFA to demand three extra slots at the 2026 World Cup

    UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin will insist on European teams being given 16 slots when FIFA expands the World Cup to 48 teams in 2026. Speaking at UEFA’s Nyon headquarters after a meeting of the confederation’s executive committee (ExCo),...