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  • Hibernians captain Andrew Cohen is Malta FA footballer of the year

    Hibernians captain Andrew Cohen is Malta FA footballer of the year

    Hibernians captain Andrew Cohen has just been named Malta FA footballer of the year for season 2014/15. Cohen’s victory puts him alongside former Valletta talisman Gilbert Agius as the two most successful players in the history of this award with...

  • Hibs, Birkirkara take rivalry to the red carpet

    Hibs, Birkirkara take rivalry to the red carpet

    The Malta FA will roll out the red carpet this evening to honour the stand-out performers of the 2014/15 season during the annual awards ceremony, being held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. A multitude of prizes are up for grabs, including...

  • Galbiati inks deal to become Sliema technical director

    Galbiati inks deal to become Sliema technical director

    Sliema Wanderers’ high-profile recruitment drive continues unabated as the BOV Premier League club have formalised the appointment of Italian coach Italo Galbiati as their new technical director. Galbiati’s potential involvement with Sliema...

  • Debono, Spiteri to represent top-flight clubs on MFA Exco

    The Premier League clubs will be represented by Mario Debono and Paul Spiteri on the Malta FA Executive Committee next season. Debono, a Sliema Wanderers official who played a leading role in discussions with the Malta FA over the players’ status...

  • Colombia beat Brazil, Neymar sent off after final whistle

    Colombia beat Brazil, Neymar sent off after final whistle

    A first-half goal from Jeison Murillo gave Colombia a 1-0 win over Brazil at the Copa America on Wednesday night in a game marred by ugly scenes at the final whistle that saw Neymar and Carlos Bacca shown red cards. The defeat was Brazil’s first...

  • Europeans turn on the style as tournament enters KO round

    England and France qualified in style for the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Wednesday, with the tournament looking as though it will be dominated by a strong contingent of European sides. On the evidence of the first round, the winner could...

  • Top two FIFA officials hire lawyers as Swiss probe bank transactions

    Top two FIFA officials hire lawyers as Swiss probe bank transactions

    FIFA’s embattled president, Sepp Blatter, and his second-in-command have hired high-powered lawyers to represent them as Swiss authorities identified suspicious bank transactions in a corruption probe engulfing football’s global governing...

  • Sampdoria cleared to play in Europe

    Sampdoria have been given the all-clear to play in next season’s Europa League. The Genoa club’s place was confirmed as they were included on UEFA’s list of participants for the 2015-16 competition. Reports in the Italian press claimed Samp risked...

  • England suffer U-21 heartache

    England suffer U-21 heartache

    England U-21 striker Harry Kane heads the ball during last night’s Group B match against Portugal in Hradiste. Joao Mario netted the all-important goal that earned Portugal a 1-0 win in their European Championship opener. Earlier, Isaac Kiese...

  • Football news

    Scott Miller said he would draw inspiration from England manager Roy Hodgson as he looks to get the Newcastle Jets off the bottom of the A-League next season after being appointed coach of the ailing club yesterday. The Australian worked for...

  • Sporting briefs

    Southampton: Southampton have announced the signing of Portugal defender Cedric Soares from Sporting Lisbon. The right-back, 23, becomes the Saints’ second summer transfer following the arrival of Spanish forward Juanmi from Malaga. The Saints did...

  • Fifa probe pair turn themselves in

    Two Argentine businessmen wanted in the United States in connection with a Fifa bribery case have turned themselves in to authorities. The official news agency Telam reported that Hugo Jinkis and son Mariano presented themselves at a federal...

  • Bournemouth host Villa as Chelsea start title defence vs Swansea

    Bournemouth host Villa as Chelsea start title defence vs Swansea

    Bournemouth’s first ever top-flight fixture will be at their humble south coast seaside home when they host former European champions Aston Villa in the Premier League on the weekend of August 8 and 9. The Cherries, close to liquidation in 2008,...

  • Neymar named in fraud lawsuit linked to Barca transfer

    A Spanish judge has accepted a legal complaint filed by Brazilian investment fund DIS that alleges it was the victim of a fraud perpetrated in Barcelona’s signing of forward Neymar from Santos. DIS, which owned 40 per cent of Neymar’s rights when...

  • Leicester sack racist sex tape players

    Leicester City have sacked three players, including manager Nigel Pearson’s son James, after the trio appeared to take part in a racist sex tape during an end-of-season tour of Thailand. Midlands side Leicester, who produced a remarkable...

  • Aguero’s header gives Argentina win

    Aguero’s header gives Argentina win

    Sergio Aguero’s superb diving header gave Argentina a 1-0 victory over River Plate rivals Uruguay at the Copa America yesterday. Aguero met a 56th-minute cross from his Manchester City team-mate Pablo Zabaleta and buried an unstoppable effort past...

  • Vidal won’t be suspended, Chile coach Sampaoli says

    Vidal won’t be suspended, Chile coach Sampaoli says

    Midfielder Arturo Vidal will not be suspended from Chile’s Copa America squad despite being charged with drunk driving following a car crash, coach Jorge Sampaoli said yesterday as Vidal made a public apology. “He made a mistake that isn’t such a...

  • Penalty save crucial says keeper Borg

    Penalty save crucial says keeper Borg

    The Malta Under-21 squad arrived back home in good spirits yesterday after a successful double header away from our shores, where they first held Moldova to a 0-0 draw and a few days later beat Latvia 2-1. The goalless draw in Chisinau saw the...

  • Serbia to face Brazil in final

    Serbia to face Brazil in final

    Ivan Saponjic banged in a header in extra time to give Serbia a 2-1 victory over Mali in the under-20 World Cup yesterday to set up a final against Brazil after Marcos Guilherme scored twice in their 5-0 demolition of 10-man Senegal. The unmarked...

  • We want the whole truth to come out – club

    Nadur Youngsters have vowed to do everything in their capacity to investigate the allegations that emerged during the Malta FA disciplinary proceedings which led to the Gozo club being demoted to Division Two and fined €4,000 for match-fixing. The...