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  • Sporting briefs

    Lanig: Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Martin Lanig has joined Apoel Nicosia on an 18-month deal, becoming the first German to be lured to the Cyprus club by fellow countryman coach Thorsten Fink. Frankfurt said the 30-year-old had requested to be...

  • Embarrassing draw for Man Utd at fourth tier Cambridge

    Embarrassing draw for Man Utd at fourth tier Cambridge

    Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw at fourth tier Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round after another embarrassing outing against lower league opposition. Cambridge, promoted from the minor leagues into the professional pyramid last...

  • FA Trophy quarter-final draws

    FA Trophy quarter-final draws

    Qormi vs SirensMosta vs VallettaBalzan vs HibsBirkirkara vs Pieta Hotspurs Ties to be played on February 13-14. On the occasion of the draws of the quarter finals this morning at the Centenary Hall, the Malta Football Association also presented...

  • MFA Exco approve creation of anti-corruption task force

    MFA Exco approve creation of anti-corruption task force

    The Malta FA’s drive to combat match-fixing in football is gathering momentum after the association’s Executive Committee (Exco), spearheaded by president Norman Darmanin Demajo, yesterday approved the creation of an Anti-Corruption and...

  • Sliema return for Alcorse

    Julio Alcorse is making a return to the Maltese Premier League after the Argentine striker agreed to join Sliema Wanderers for the rest of the season. For the 33-year-old forward this will be his second spell with the Wanderers after he donned the...

  • Gatt succeeds Brincat as national coach

    Gatt succeeds Brincat as national coach

    Mark Gatt has been named as new coach of the women’s national team. The appointment of Gatt was confirmed by Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo following a meeting of the association’s Executive Committee yesterday. Gatt, who has been...

  • Cambridge target improbable upset

    Cambridge target improbable upset

    The FA Cup may have lost some of its shine for the top sides, but fourth tier Cambridge United have a chance to rekindle some of the competition’s fabled magic against fourth round opponents Manchester United tonight. The two sides are separated...

  • United finances rosier than ever despite on-pitch woes

    A leap in commercial and broadcast revenue lifted Manchester United into second place behind Real Madrid on the list of the world’s richest clubs in 2013-14, according to Deloitte’s latest Football Money League. Despite a poor season on the pitch,...

  • Cahill scores twice to propel Australia into semi-finals

    Cahill scores twice to propel Australia into semi-finals

    Tim Cahill came to Australia’s rescue again yesterday, scoring two goals, one of them among the most spectacular ever seen at an Asian Cup, to lead the host nation into the semi-finals. With his team-mates all fluffing their chances in front of...

  • In-form Barcelona putting off-field travails behind them

    In-form Barcelona putting off-field travails behind them

    Barcelona’s recent strong run is helping the club put a series of off-field problems behind them and suggests they may be starting to move up the gears at exactly the right stage of the season. Wednesday’s 1-0 King’s Cup quarter-final, first leg...

  • Bundesliga registers double-digit growth in 2013/14

    The Bundesliga posted record turnover of €2.45 billion for 2013/14, up by more than 12 per cent, marking uninterrupted growth for the 10th straight season, the German football league (DFL) said yesterday. Turnover was up from €2.17 billion in...

  • League still in talks over Cellino

    Leeds president Massimo Cellino’s lawyers remain in talks with the Football League over its decision to ban him from being owner of the club. Cellino was scheduled to sever all ties with Leeds on Wednesday after losing his appeal against the...

  • Title rivals Nadur and Xewkija stay on winning path

    Title rivals Nadur and Xewkija stay on winning path

    Title challengers Nadur Youngsters and Xewkija Tigers ended matchday 11 of the GfA Division One on a high note after deserved wins over Kerċem Ajax and Oratory Youths respectively. Both teams have anothermatch to play before their direct clash on...

  • Six-goal Kaca haunts Żebbuġ

    Six-goal Kaca haunts Żebbuġ

    Endrit Kaca took his scoring run to another level as the Albanian hit six goals in Qormi’s 12-6 win over derby rivals Żebbuġ Rangers. The Yellow-Blacks, now fifth in the Premier Division standings, led 7-3 before the break with the 24-year-old...

  • Football news

    United States women’s team goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for 30 days by US Soccer following an incident during a training camp. Solo’s husband, former Seattle Seahawks NFL player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested on suspicion of driving...

  • Div. One

    Today: Centenary Stadium 19.30 St George’s vs Lija Athletic. Tomorrow: Centenary Stadium 14.00 Rabat Ajax vs Gżira United; 16.00 Vittoriosa Stars vs St Andrew’s.Luxol Stadium 14.00 Żurrieq vs Birżebbuġa; 16.15 Melita vs Msida SJ. Sunday: Centenary...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mason: Ryan Mason has committed his future to Tottenham, penning a new five-and-a-half year deal at White Hart Lane. the 23-year-old midfielder made his debut for the club in November 2008 as a late substitute at NEC Nijmegen in the UEFA Cup.

  • Late Qormi flourish floors Greens

    Late Qormi flourish floors Greens

    Floriana 1Qormi 3 The FA Trophy again brought Qormi a modicum of respite from their league travails. Taking on Floriana in the only all-Premier League fourth round clash, Qormi found an extra gear in the final 20 minutes as goals from Frank Temile...

  • Stuttering Stripes edge past Siġġiewi

    Siġġiewi 0Birkirkara 3 Birkirkara needed three second-half goals to lower the colours of a resilient Siġġiewi and progress to the quarter-finals of the KO competition, last night. It was a disappointing performance from the Stripes who struggled...

  • Ten-man Hibernians survive mighty scare

    Nadur Youngsters 1Hibernians 3 Hibs reached the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy last night after sweating to stave off the bold challenge from Nadur Youngsters. The Paolites were trailing by one goal and with a player less in the second half...

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