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  • Europa League

    Third qualifying round (first legs)   1st leg 2nd leg Agg. Shakhter Karagandy vs Hajduk Split 4-2     FC Astana vs AIK 1-1     FK Neftchi vs Chikhura 0-0     Astra Giurgiu vs Liberec 3-0     Dinamo Moscow vs Ironi Kiryat...

  • Football news

    Full-back Ryan Bertrand has joined Southampton on a season-long loan from fellow Premier League side Chelsea. The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, and will fill the void left by Luke Shaw, who has moved to Manchester...

  • Sporting briefs

    Fellaini: Napoli have confirmed their interest in signing Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini. Fellaini has only been at United for a year, but his future is in doubt following the arrival of Ander Herrera. Napoli president Aurelio De...

  • Manchester united closer to signing Oscar Borg

    Manchester united closer to signing Oscar Borg

    Manchester United have received a major boost in their efforts to sign Oscar Borg after the highly-rated youngster rejected a contract at West Ham. The winger has been on trial with the Old Trafford club over the last couple of weeks, playing in a...

  • Goalkeeper Henry Bonello joins Hibs on loan

    Goalkeeper Henry Bonello joins Hibs on loan

    Goalkeeper Henry Bonello has sealed his loan switch from Sliema  Wanderers to Hibernians. As reported by Times of Malta, Hibs had emerged as favourites to sign Bonello despite interest from Birkirkara in the former Malta U-21 goalkeeper. Sliema...

  • If Russia lose belief in me, I will quit – Capello

    If Russia lose belief in me, I will quit – Capello

    Fabio Capello would quit as head coach of Russia if his employers and the squad lost belief in him, he told reporters in Moscow, yesterday. Speaking at a news conference for the first time since Russia failed to progress from the group stages at...

  • Shaw determined to improve fitness

    Shaw determined to improve fitness

    Luke Shaw insists he has no problem putting the hard yards in to make sure he is fully fit for his first season as a Manchester United player. In a frank interview following United’s penalty shoot-out win over Inter late Tuesday, Shaw conceded...

  • Clattenburg to referee Super Cup

    England’s Mark Clattenburg will referee the UEFA Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Seville in Cardiff on August 12. Clattenburg, 39, refereed five Champions League matches last season including the quarter-final first leg between Real Madrid...

  • Greek league recruits referee Hugh Dallas

    Former referee Hugh Dallas has been appointed as the head referee of the Greek Super League, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) said yesterday. The 56-year-old Scot earned the position by a majority vote of the EPO’s executive committee...

  • Gerrard says last three months ‘worst of my life’

    Gerrard says last three months ‘worst of my life’

    Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool’s title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in the group stages have contributed to what has been “probably the worst three months of my life”. Speaking to reporters on...

  • High Court rules against Arsenal in concerts row

    Arsenal have lost a High Court battle over a curb on the number of concerts that can be held at the Emirates Stadium. The Premier League club had applied to double the number of music concerts from three to six at its north London...

  • CEO post abolished as Vassallo appointed MFA general secretary

    CEO post abolished as Vassallo appointed MFA general secretary

    Bjorn Vassallo yesterday embarked on a new challenge in his career as football administrator as he was appointed Malta FA general secretary after long-time incumbent Joe Gauci stepped down from his post following talks with president Norman...

  • Dutchman De Vrij makes Lazio switch

    Lazio have announced the signing of Holland international centre-back Stefan de Vrij from Feyenoord on undisclosed terms. The 22-year-old played in all seven of Holland’s matches as they secured third place at the World Cup finals in Brazil, and...

  • Templeman denied permission to take Marsaxlokk to court

    The Malta FA Council yesterday turned down a request from Trevor Templeman, a footballer, to start legal proceedings against Marsa-xlokk FC but president Norman Darmanin Demajo vowed to pursue the matter further in the hope of finding a...

  • Champions League

    Third qualifying round (first legs)   1st leg 2nd leg Agg. Aktobe vs Steaua Bucharest 2-2     FK Karabakh vs Salzburg 2-1     AEL Limassol vs Zenit St Petersburg 1-0     Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk vs FC Copenhagen 0-0     HJK Helsinki vs...

  • Malta’s 1-1 draw with Luxembourg in friendly

    Malta’s 1-1 draw with Luxembourg in friendly

    The 1969-70 football season was rather uneventful as far as the national team was concerned. In fact, the full Malta side played only one friendly international against Luxembourg, a small country more or less of our standard in football...

  • Blues boast best defensive record in season 2013/14

    Blues boast best defensive record in season 2013/14

    The 2013-14 English Premier League saw champions Manchester City finish on top in the goals-for statistics but the best defensive outfit in the top flight were Chelsea, conceding 27 goals for an average of 0.71 per match. City, who topped the...

  • Camilleri leaps to long jump final in Glasgow

    Camilleri leaps to long jump final in Glasgow

    Rebecca Camilleri made history yesterday as she became the first female athlete representing Malta to reach a Commonwealth Games track and field final following qualification to the decisive stage of the long jump event at Hampden Park. The...

  • Summer Cup semi-finals at Luxol today

    The Convenience Shop Malta Summer Cup is set for an exciting finale as the semi-finals will be played this evening at the Luxol Stadium followed by the final on Sunday. Balzan take on Mosta at 6.30pm followed by the second semi-final between...

  • Wrestler Adam Vella beaten in bronze medal final

    A medal and a podium position at this year’s edition of the Commonwealth Games continues to elude Team Malta as 61kg category wrestler Adam Vella was beaten in a bout to decide third place by Scotland’s Viorel Etko at the SECC Hall, Glasgow,...