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  • European clubs want compensation over Qatar decision

    European clubs want compensation over Qatar decision

    European clubs want compensation if FIFA stages the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December while the leagues said such a move would cause “great damage” to domestic soccer. Meanwhile, the world players’ union FIFPro said any discussion...

  • ExCo member D’Hooghe cleared of ethics breaches

    FIFA’s Belgian executive committee member Michel D’Hooghe has been cleared of ethics breaches over the gift of a painting from Russia’s 2018 bid and trying to secure a job in Qatar for the son of a friend. D’Hooghe, who is also FIFA’s medical...

  • Spoils shared in Genoa derby

    The Derby della Lanterna was unable to separate Sampdoria and Genoa in the Serie A standings as they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw yesterday. Iago Falque’s 17th-minute opener for Genoa was cancelled out within two minutes by Eder as the two...

  • Malta to take part in multi-national doping prevention project

    Late last month, representatives of the national anti-doping organisations of Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia and Croatia, the Maltese Olympic Committee as well as officials from the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations and the German Olympic...

  • Ferretti warns of dehydration risks at 2022 WCup in Qatar

    Ferretti warns of dehydration risks at 2022 WCup in Qatar

    In the second part of his interview with Kevin Azzopardi, Professor Andrea Ferretti, the head of the FIGC’s medical staff, speaks about the rise in the number of football-related injuries, the risks of staging the 2022 Qatar World Cup in the...

  • APS Inter-School Tournament

    APS Inter-School Tournament

    Twenty-six students from 15 schools recently took part in the APS Inter-School Tournament which was played at the St Paul’s Missionary College library, Rabat. Cosmin Alexa, from Newark School, won the five-round tourna-ment with maximum...

  • Roma struggling to halt decline

    Roma struggling to halt decline

    Up to November, Roma were competing neck and neck with Juventus in what promised to be a tight two-horse race in the Serie A this season. At the time, Roma were at their peak and looked likely to oust English champions Manchester City for a place...

  • Valletta beat rivals for national title

    Valletta Subbuteo Club have been crowned Malta champions for the fourth consecutive time after a titanic battle against city rivals Valletta Lions. Valletta SC made sure of retaining the honour for another year after two days of tense play which...

  • Football results...

    The Championship: Blackburn vs Norwich 1-2; Brentford vs Blackpool 4-0; Brighton vs Leeds 2-0; Derby vs Charlton 2-0; Huddersfield vs Reading 3-0; Ipswich vs Birmingham 4-2; M’boro vs Bolton 1-0; Millwall vs Sheff. Wed. 1-3; Watford vs Rotherham...

  • Fina strengthen lead

    Week seven of the MSV Life National League saw the first of two meetings between current leaders Fina, and champions okmalta.com. It was Fina who ended up on the better end of the 6-2 scoreline to move 12 points clear of their opponents and...

  • Sometimes I have to let it rip, says Djokovic

    Sometimes I have to let it rip, says Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic’s flamboyant on-court demeanour may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said. In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian state television aired on Monday night, the 27-year-old...

  • Football news

    Arsenal are not expected to offer Brooklyn Beckham a scholarship, reports said yesterday. The 15-year-old, son of former England captain David Beckham, has been playing within the club’s Hale End academy set-up, and had his sights set on a...

  • Rio’s dirty water again an issue at IOC meet

    IOC members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016, the state’s governor said. “Of course, they will understand if we don’t meet our target,” state governor Luiz...

  • England hope for Brown return

    England retain hope that Mike Brown will participate in Sunday’s Six Nations showdown with Ireland after completing the latest stage in the return to play protocols for concussion. Brown was knocked unconscious following an accidental collision...

  • MAAA provisionally ban sprinter over missed doping test

    MAAA provisionally ban sprinter over missed doping test

    The Malta Amateur Athletics Association (MAAA) have provisionally suspended one of its leading athletes after being notified by the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) that the male sprinter may have committed a doping...

  • Sporting briefs

    Jorgensen: Former Denmark midfielder Martin Jorgensen, who quit as a player last year, has joined the national team’s coaching staff. Jorgensen, 39, made his name at AGF Aarhus before going on to win 102 caps and scoring 12 goals for his country.

  • Sports round-up

    Cycling: Bradley Wiggins will head up Team Sky’s line-up at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday. The 34-year-old, who last competed in the Tour of Qatar earlier in February, has been focusing on his conditioning and will tackle the Belgian curtain...

  • Juve overcome Chiellini blunder to edge Dortmund

    Juve overcome Chiellini blunder to edge Dortmund

    Juventus overcame a blunder by defender Giorgio Chiellini and a first-half injury to playmaker Andrea Pirlo to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in a fast and furious Champions League tie. Carlos Tevez tapped in from close range to give the Serie A...

  • Suarez brace puts Barca in charge as Messi misses penalty

    Suarez brace puts Barca in charge as Messi misses penalty

    Two first half goals by Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 win at Manchester City as they moved within sight of the Champions League quarter-finals though Lionel Messi missed a late penalty. In a repeat of last season's round of 16 first leg at the...

  • FIFA task force recommends Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022

    FIFA task force recommends Nov-Dec World Cup for Qatar 2022

    The FIFA task force looking into dates for the Qatar World Cup has recommended a shorter tournament to be staged in November and December 2022, the head of the Asian Football Confederation told reporters today. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa...