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  • Gżira surge past Mosta to close in on salvation

    Gżira surge past Mosta to close in on salvation

    Mosta 1Gżira United 4 Gżira United closed in on salvation after defeating rivals Mosta in a direct encounter concerning the bottom zone of the Premier League table.With the first half closing on 0-0, the Maroons opened the score on 53 minutes when...

  • Sponsors and officials to get one in three Champions League final tickets

    Sponsors and officials to get one in three Champions League final tickets

    Sponsors, officials and corporate hospitality programmes have been allocated 24,500 of the 66,000 tickets for this year's Champions League final in Cardiff, UEFA said. Meanwhile, prices for the match at the National Stadium on June 3 will range...

  • Juventus to face Barcelona in dream quarter final tie

    Juventus to face Barcelona in dream quarter final tie

    Barcelona were pitted against Italian champions Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final draw made to set up a repeat of the 2015 final which the Spanish side won 3-1. Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti will face his former club and...

  • Coach Ghedin creates Malta ‘B’

    Coach Ghedin creates Malta ‘B’

    National coach Pietro Ghedin has named a group of 22 players to form part of the Malta ‘B’ squad. With the collaboration of the Malta Football Association Technical Centre, headed by Robert Gatt, Ghedin has created this new squad to work closely...

  • Valletta in last chance saloon against Balzan

    Valletta in last chance saloon against Balzan

    The BOV Premier League title race is set for another crucial stage this evening when leaders Balzan face other title contenders Valletta at the National Stadium. The Reds head into this clash in fine fettle as Sunday’s impressive 2-0 win over...

  • Pep humbled as milestone night turns sour

    Pep humbled  as milestone night turns sour

    Hired to turn Manchester City into true European heavyweights, Pep Guardiola failed just like those before him as his expensively-assembled side crashed out of the Champions League to Monaco on Wednesday A 3-1 defeat in the Riviera principality...

  • Sunderland’s Defoe back for England at age of 34

    Sunderland’s Defoe back for England at age of 34

    Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe returned to the England squad at the age of 34 yesterday ahead of next week’s friendly against world champions Germany and a World Cup qualifier at home to Lithuania. Defoe has been in lethal form for his...

  • Xewkija drop precious points

    Xewkija drop precious points

    League leaders Xewkija Tigers dropped two precious points in the race for the title after a 1-1 draw against Kerċem Ajax last weekend. Nadur Youngsters profited from the Tigers’ slip-up when easing past Victoria Hotspurs 4-1 to cut the gap to four...

  • Ahmad ousts Hayatou as CAF president

    Winds of change gusted through African soccer yesterday as Ahmad of Madagascar was voted in as the new Confederation of African Football president, ending the 29-year reign of Issa Hayatou in an election in the Ethiopian capital. The 34-20 vote...

  • Football news

    Middlesbrough sacked manager Aitor Karanka yesterday and handed the Spaniard’s assistant Steve Agnew the pressing task of trying to keep the club in the Premier League. “Both parties have agreed that it is in the best interests of the club to make...

  • Sporting briefs

    USA: The United States have recalled veterans Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard and Geoff Cameron for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama, coach Bruce Arena announced yesterday. Striker Dempsey returns after being sidelined since...

  • Man Utd not yet ready to dominate again - Mourinho

    Man Utd not yet ready to dominate again - Mourinho

    Manchester United are not ready yet to become the dominant force in English football they were during the trophy-laden years of the Alex Ferguson era, manager Jose Mourinho has said. United have finished seventh, fourth and fifth in the Premier...

  • Schalke, United, Lyon and Ajax into Europa League last eight

    Schalke, United, Lyon and Ajax into Europa League last eight

    Schalke 04 hit back from two goals down to draw 2-2 and overcome fellow Germans Borussia Moenchenglach on away goals in their Europa League last 16 tie while Manchester United edged Rostov 1-0 to progress. Juan Mata's second-half goal gave the...

  • Race on for final slot in Elite group

    Race on for final slot in Elite group

    One place is still up for grabs in the Gatorade Futsal League Elite Group with no fewer than four teams still fighting for that spot. With Luxol, Valletta, Ħamrun and Swieqi already guaranteed of a place in the top draw, only four points are...

  • Lowe moves to Williams

    Lowe moves to Williams

    Paddy Lowe has joined the Williams Formula One team from champions Mercedes with immediate effect as chief technical officer and shareholder in the group, Williams announced yesterday. The team did not say how big a stake Lowe had taken or where...

  • Kyrgios beats Djokovic again, to face Federer

    Kyrgios beats Djokovic again, to face Federer

    Nick Kyrgios ended Novak Djokovic’s 19-match winning run at Indian Wells by beating the Serb 6-4 7-6(3) to reach the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Roger Federer also advanced with a straight sets win over Rafa...

  • Sports round-up

    Snooker: Former world champion Stuart Bingham is facing a disciplinary hearing after falling foul of the sport’s betting laws, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said. The governing body said that it had investigated...

  • F1 - McLaren 'considering options' with Honda

    F1 - McLaren 'considering options' with Honda

    McLaren say they are "considering options" with engine suppliers Honda amid media reports that the Formula One team have sounded out former engine partners Mercedes over a possible future supply following problems in testing. The BBC reported that...

  • Monaco dump out City

    Monaco dump out City

    Manchester City’s defensive frailties cost them as they crashed out of the Champions League with a 3-1 defeat at Monaco. Manager Pep Guardiola named an attacking line-up for the second leg of the last-16 tie but that backfired as Monaco overturned...

  • Buffon wants to avoid ‘dangerous’ Leicester

    Buffon wants to avoid ‘dangerous’ Leicester

    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is worried about the possibility of the Italian giants being drawn to play Leicester in the Champions League quarter-finals. Both clubs reached the last eight on Tuesday night, with Buffon’s Serie A-leading...