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  • Europa League – today’s fixtures

    Group A: 19.00 Apollon vs Villarreal; B. M’gladbach vs FC Zurich.Standings: B. M’gladbach 9; Villarreal 8; FC Zurich 7; Apollon 3. Group B: 19.00 Bruges vs HJK; FC Copenhagen vs Torino.Standings: Bruges 9; Torino 8; HJK 6; FC Copenhagen 4. Group...

  • Life bans for Fenech, Grima

    Life bans for Fenech, Grima

    Former Ħamrun Spartans players Roderick Fenech and Massimo Grima were yesterday banned from football for life after being found guilty of match-fixing. Fenech and Grima had been suspended indefinitely since July 2013 when the match-fixing...

  • Suspensions bite for Qormi

    Qormi’s defensive options ahead of their clash with Sliema Wanderers have been weakened after they had three players receiving a one-match ban yesterday. Argentine centre-half Maurizio Mazzetti, dismissed for two yellow cards in the 1-1 draw...

  • Player survives lightning strike in Copa Peru match

    A Peruvian player is recovering in hospital after being struck by lightning during a Copa Peru match between his Sport Aguila side and visitors Union Fuerza Mineira, the away club and local media reports said yesterday. Joao Contreras, 21,...

  • England racing towards Euro 2016

    England racing towards Euro 2016

    France will host the European Championship finals in 2016. Les Bleus will join 23 other qualifiers in the tournament draw with the teams divided into six groups. The top two and the four best third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16 in...

  • Qormi’s promotion to Second Division in the 1963-64 season

    Qormi’s promotion to Second Division in the 1963-64 season

    In 1962-63, Qormi FC just missed out on promotion to the Second Division. The following season, however, the Tigers beat the stiff challenge of Senglea Athletic to secure promotion in a thrilling finale. Qormi deserved the honour but Senglea were...

  • Nursery fun event in aid of L-Istrina

    For the fourth year running, Eurosport has teamed up with L-Istrina to organise a football nursery fun event. The friendly marathon, to be held on Sunday in Birkirkara, will give children the opportunity to unite through sport while raising funds...

  • Football news

    Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio revealed this week that Serie A will be testing goal-line technology ahead of next season. Tavecchio wants to introduce goal-line technology in Italy, especially as it was already used...

  • Sporting briefs

    Suarez: Villarreal have reached a deal to sign Argentine midfielder Leo Suarez from Boca Juniors. The 18-year-old, who had been linked with a move to Valencia, will pen a five-year contract with Villarreal, pending a successful medical. Coyle:...

  • Basel knock out Liverpool as Juventus scape through

    Basel knock out Liverpool as Juventus scape through

    Liverpool’s Champions League challenge ended in a 1-1 draw against FC Basel, who booked their spot in the last 16 last night after withstanding a late fightback sparked by a stunning Steven Gerrard free-kick. Juventus booked their place in the...

  • Rejuvenated Van Persie heading United charge

    Rejuvenated Van Persie heading United charge

    Criticised earlier in the season, Dutch striker Robin van Persie’s revival continued as he scored twice in a 2-1 victory at Southampton that moved Manchester United to third in the Premier League on Monday. After last month’s 2-1 win against...

  • Club Cup highlights gulf between Europe and the rest

    Club Cup highlights gulf between Europe and the rest

    The Club World Cup is billed by FIFA as “biggest club title of all” yet this month’s tournament in Morocco is more likely to serve as a reminder of the chasm that separates domestic football in Europe from the rest of the world. It is difficult to...

  • Parma docked one point

    Serie A strugglers Parma have been deducted one point as punishment for the club’s financial irregularities last season, the Italian Football Federation announced yesterday. Parma have also been handed a €5,000 fine while Parma president Tommaso...

  • Top two teams to clash on final day

    Top two teams to clash on final day

    The top two teams at the end of the second round of the 2014/15 Premier League will face each other on the final day but the sequence of the remaining third-round fixtures will not be determined by a draw as recommended by the Malta FA Executive...

  • Malta FA board concludes inquiry

    The Malta FA Anti-Corruption Board has concluded its inquest into allegations that former Ħamrun Spartans players Roderick Fenech and Massimo Grima rigged matches during season 2012-13. Sources told Times of Malta that the long-awaited sentence is...

  • Thohir’s Inter misfiring badly

    Thohir’s Inter misfiring badly

    Those Inter fans who thought that Udinese were the right opponents for their team to beat and return to winning ways after a four-match winless run were proved wrong. On Sunday, the northeasterners came from a goal down to beat Inter 2-1 at the...

  • Vieira expecting Academy excellence

    Vieira expecting Academy excellence

    Patrick Vieira is convinced Manchester City’s world-beating new Academy will help create the first-team stars of the future but warned that results may not be felt until the end of the decade. The City Football Academy – a £200 million development...

  • Football news

    Michel Platini is refusing to back incumbent Sepp Blatter or challenger Jerome Champagne in next year’s FIFA presidential election. The former France captain said it was time for Blatter, who is running for a fifth consecutive term after being...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sacked: Almeria have sacked coach Francisco Rodriguez after Monday’s 5-2 drubbing at Eibar left them winless in La Liga in eight matches and mired in 17th place in the standings. Team physio Sergio Pardo will take charge of training while the club...

  • Uefa fines Malta FA

    UEFA has fined Malta FA €8,000 after the match delegate for the Malta-Italy Euro 2016 qualifier noted in his report that a number of spectators in the South Stand opted to watch the game from the upper gangway. MFA president Norman Darmanin Demajo...

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