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  • England beat Malta 3-0

    England beat Malta 3-0 in the first match from the Euro 2016 preliminary round Group E at the Corradino Pavilion, last night. As expected, England dominated play right from the start and home keeper Matthew Mifsud was kept busy for most of the...

  • Inter was the best option – Shaqiri

    Inter was the best option – Shaqiri

    Xherdan Shaqiri is confident he has made the right decision to join Inter after turning down offers to join the English Premier League in the January transfer window. The Switzerland international joined Inter from Bayern Munich last week and has...

  • Spartans give up at half-time

    Spartans give up at half-time

    The long-drawn dispute between the Malta FA and Ministry of Sport which dogged Maltese football in the 1980s dominated the scene during the 1979-80 season. Things worsened when the ministry decided to form a new football federation. The new...

  • Raheem is a sterling masterpiece for ’Pool

    Raheem is a sterling masterpiece for ’Pool

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard recently announced that this will be his last season at Anfield as he intends to spend the last few years of his career in Major League Soccer in the US. The Reds fans love Gerrard but in the future, they will have...

  • Football results

    FA Cup, third round replaysBradford City vs Millwall 4-0; Ipswich Town vs Southampton 0-1; Tottenham vs Burnley 4-2. Coppa Italia, last 16Parma vs Cagliari 2-1; Torino vs Lazio 1-3 Playing today: 21.00 Juventus vs Verona. King’s Cup, last 16...

  • Football news

    Cristiano Ronaldo’s son Cris junior is a Lionel Messi fan the boy’s father said after they met up with the Argentina captain at the Ballon d’Or ceremony on Monday. After Ronaldo was named 2014 winner, the two players had a friendly exchange in the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Goal-line tech: Serie A is set to introduce goal-line technology from next season after the Italian FA gave its go-ahead yesterday. “Our meeting this morning has opened the way to the use of goalline technology in our country,” Italian FA chief...

  • Spurs battle into fourth round

    Tottenham came from behind to rout Burnley 4-2 and progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Marvin Sordell's strike and Ross Wallace's deflected free-kick put Burnley 2-0 up inside eight minutes of the third round replay at White Hart...

  • Paletta impresses as Parma progress

    Cagliari coach Gianfranco Zola was unable to beat his old club Parma in the Coppa Italia as Gabriel Paletta sent the hosts on their way to the quarter-finals with a clever bicycle kick during the 2-1 win. On the stroke of half-time at the Stadio...

  • Italian FA gives thumbs up to goalline technology

    Serie A is set to introduce goalline technology from next season after the Italian FA gave its go ahead today. The English Premier League has successfully pioneered the system in league football after it was first adopted for last year's World Cup...

  • Birkirkara duo among six players handed one-match ban

    Six Premier League players were handed a one-match ban today. Birkirkara will be without defenders Matheus Bissi and Nikola Vukanac for Sunday’s BOV Premier League match against Floriana. Bissi want sent off in the 2-1 defeat of Tarxien Rainbows...

  • Germans disappointed after Neuer misses out

    Germans disappointed after Neuer misses out

    Germans, who had hoped for a clean sweep at the FIFA Ballon d’Or, expressed disappointment yesterday after their World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer came third in the vote for the 2014 world player of the year. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo...

  • Hodgson Ballon d’Or vote surprise

    England coach Roy Hodgson caused a stir with his voting for the FIFA Ballon d’Or after omitting both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from his top three. Ronaldo claimed the award for the second successive year after winning 37.66 per cent of...

  • Part of original WCup trophy found in FIFA basement

    A piece of the original World Cup trophy, which was stolen in Brazil in 1983 and never recovered, has been found in a basement at FIFA’s headquarters. Part of the base of the Jules Rimet trophy, it is engraved with the names of the first four...

  • Australia sweep into quarter-finals with 4-0 win over Oman

    Australia sweep into quarter-finals with 4-0 win over Oman

    Hosts Australia swept into the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup in some style yesterday with a 4-0 hammering of Oman at Stadium Australia that ensured South Korea would go through from Group A with them. Midfielder Matt McKay and striker Robbie...

  • Players offer FIFA ‘good-faith’ proposal in artificial turf war

    Players at this year’s women’s World Cup, trying to settle a lawsuit against FIFA, will play on artificial turf as long as the final matches are on natural grass, their lawyer said yesterday. The proposal is the latest twist in a rolling dispute...

  • MFPA wants overhaul of the transfer system

    MFPA wants overhaul of the transfer system

    The Malta Football Players Association (MFPA) wants an overhaul of the local football transfer system that takes into account the current state of Maltese football. The players’ association yesterday unveiled a position paper which says that the...

  • Micallef completes loan move to Floriana

    Micallef completes loan move to Floriana

    Floriana completed their first major signing of the January transfer window after acquiring the services of wing-back Manolito Micallef, from Mosta, on loan for the rest of the season. Negotiations between Floriana and Mosta had been ongoing for a...

  • Marlow’s Malta start against England

    The Futsal national team face a tough debut in the Euro 2016 preliminary round when Mark Marlow’s men take on England at the Corradino Sports Pavilion this evening. Since his appointment as national coach in September, Marlow immediately stepped...

  • Palermo’s surprising march derailed by Fiorentina defeat

    Palermo’s surprising march derailed by Fiorentina defeat

    On Sunday, Fiorentina handed Palermo their first defeat in 10 games to revive their chances of a top-three finish. Despite the setback, the Sicilians were lauded for the way they fought back in a game they had to do without their most in-form...

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