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  • Spain on revenge mission

    Spain on revenge mission

    Spain will be on a revenge mission when they take on the Netherlands in Amsterdam, today. The Spaniards fell 5-1 to the Dutch – their heaviest defeat since 1963 – in their World Cup opener in Brazil last year. The result paved the way for Vincente...

  • Falcao breaks Colombia scoring record

    Falcao breaks Colombia scoring record

    Striker Radamel Falcao (picture) equalised Colombia’s international goals record with a 74th-minute penalty in his country’s 3-1 away win over Kuwait in a friendly yesterday. Falcao took his tally to 24 in 56 internationals, level with former...

  • Dunga frustrated with ref showing

    Dunga frustrated with ref showing

    Brazil manager Dunga claims referee Martin Atkinson failed to protect his players in their 1-0 friendly win over Chile at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. Firmino’s second-half finish ensured Brazil made it eight successive victories as Dunga’s side...

  • Borg and Bezzina fight back to reach last 16

    Holders Alex Borg and Duncan Bezzina (Malta 1) produced a stirring fightback as they came from 3-1 down to overcome Scotland’s Robert Carlisle and Scott MacFarlane 4-3 and reach the Last 16 at the European Team Championships. Malta 1 came into the...

  • Cyprus officials determined to unify despite protest

    Turkish Cypriot soccer officials yesterday vowed to press ahead with attempts to reunite with the Cyprus Football Association, (CFA), triggering a political storm on the ethnically-split island. In a controversy running to the heart of the...

  • Partnership to provide funds for elite and youth preparation

    Partnership to provide funds for elite and youth preparation

    The Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) yesterday signed a two-year partnership agreement with Bajada New Energy that will provide funds to boost the technical preparation of elite and youth athletes. This agreement comes at the right time for the MOC...

  • Germany will hit top form in crucial qualifiers, says Loew

    Germany will hit top form in crucial qualifiers, says Loew

    Germany will be at their best when they take on Euro 2016 qualifying rivals Poland, Scotland and Ireland later this year after their current period of experimentation, coach Joachim Loew has said. The Germans drew 2-2 in a friendly against Asian...

  • Anastasi takes overall lead in RMYC series

    Anastasi takes overall lead in RMYC series

    Day five of the RMYC Match Racing Winter Series was the closest and most exciting to date. David Anastasi and his crew of Mark Vassallo, Tom Bonello Ghio and Karl Miggiani came out on top, winning five races from eight. Ray Condachi’s team, who...

  • Montenegro, Russia face UEFA charges

    UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Montenegro and Russia after Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Podgorica was abandoned in the second half following crowd trouble and a scuffle among the players. European soccer’s governing body...

  • Marsa look to retain supremacy in the Freedom Day regatta

    Marsa look to retain supremacy in the Freedom Day regatta

    Seven clubs have registered to take part in today’s Freedom Day regatta at the Grand Harbour with the Marsa rowers seeking to maintain their dominance in this competition after lifting the March 31 Shield for the last three years. In fact, Marsa...

  • Malta FA withdraw charges against Buttigieg

    The Malta FA yesterday withdrew the match-fixing charges against Xewkija Tigers FC player Peter Buttigieg following further investigations by the association’s Prosecuting Officer. Earlier this month, Buttigieg was banned temporarily as the Malta...

  • Woods drops out of top 100

    Woods drops out of top 100

    Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world’s top 100 golfers for the first time since 1996. The 39-year-old has struggled to return to the form which saw him spend a record 683 weeks as world number one and is now ranked 104 in the official...

  • Zidane keen on Real Madrid job

    Zinedine Zidane has said he would be willing to become Real Madrid head coach although he was not in a hurry. “Of course, if the role is offered to me I would agree to it but once again there is an amazing coach in place,” Zidane, the Real Madrid...

  • Injury casts doubt on Pedrosa’s future

    Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa feared for his MotoGP career on Sunday after announcing he would take time out to seek medical advice for an arm problem surgery has failed to fix. “The race didn’t go to plan... I had problems with my right forearm...

  • Football news

    Argentine Paulo Dybala is likely to leave Palermo in summer after rejecting the Sicily club’s offers to renew his contract. The 21-year-old striker has been repeatedly linked with the likes of Juventus, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain...

  • Virtus eliminate Floriana

    Virtus eliminate Floriana

    Virtus Cynergi will be challenging champions A-Z Electronics Athleta for the national title after beating Floriana Cafe Del Mar in a decisive third match from the semi-final series. Virtus Cynergi 63Floriana Café Del Mar 55 (20-13, 18-4, 16-25,...

  • Today’s sport

    Mosta: Youth League 2pm Sta Venera vs Mġarr. Siġġiewi: Youth League 2pm Żurrieq vs Sta Lucija. Marsaxlokk: Youth League 2pm Marsaskala vs Swieqi United. Sirens Ground: Youth League 2pm Għargħur vs Marsaxlokk. Melita Ground: Youth FA U-17 2pm...

  • Sporting briefs

    Armenia: Armenia coach Bernard Challandes has stepped down in the wake of a 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat by Albania on Sunday, leaving the country without a win after four games. “It is written in my contract that we need to get a certain...

  • Nadal says suffering from nerves after Miami Open loss

    Rafa Nadal has said was struggling with nerves and self-confidence issues after he was beaten in the third round by fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco at the Miami Open on Sunday. “It is not a question of tennis. The thing is the question of being...

  • Luxol to defend title against Athleta

    Defending champions Caffe Moak Luxol and Honey Athleta have earned the right to contest the final of the St James Hospital women’s basketball league after eliminating Hibs and PAVI Depiro respectively in the best-of-three semi-final series. Having...