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Waterpolo

  • Camilleri heads Bogliasco scorers’ list

    In the week prior to turning out for Malta in the Euro 2014 first-leg semi-final qualifier against France last Saturday, a match in which he netted four goals in a 20-8 defeat (the others came from Niki Lanzon, Clint Mercieca, Matthew Zammit...

  • Malta falter after bright start in France

    Malta failed to build on a bright start as they went down to a 20-8 defeat to France in the first leg of the European Championship semi-final play-off in Montpellier last night. Facing stronger opponents in foreign territory, few had given Karl...

  • Malta braced to meet France in Euro play-offs

    Malta braced to meet France in Euro play-offs

    Ahead of the 2014 Winter League which starts next Friday, the attention of the Maltese waterpolo followers will turn to today’s first leg in Montpellier (start: 8.30pm) valid for the Euro 2014 double-header play-off between France and...

  • Izzo names provisional squad ahead of France tie

    Malta national coach Karl Izzo yesterday named a provisional squad of 17 players ahead of the European Championship semi-final play-off tie against France. The national team are set to step up their preparations for the two-legged semi-final...

  • 2014 Winter League split into two divisions

    2014 Winter League split into two divisions

    The 2014 BOV Winter League will comprise two divisions, the Premier and the First Division. The top division will have six teams, with the seventh team, the ASA U-19 selection, playing out of competition while the second tier league will have four...

  • Young Maltese girl stands out in the UK

    Young Maltese girl stands out in the UK

    Although Malta is surrounded by the Mediterranean sea and most children learn to swim from a young age, it is disappointing to note that those girls who wish to take up waterpolo seriously have an extremely arduous task ahead, at least until there...

  • Cachia brothers’ feat emulated

    Cachia brothers’ feat emulated

    Records and feats add spice to success in sports. Waterpolo is no exception. Team titles and individual honours won, goals scored and other achievements fill the recipients with great pride. When referring to individual honours over the past 40...

  • Sliema ASC sign three new players

    Sliema ASC sign three new players

    Sliema Aquatic Sports Club yesterday announced the signing of three new players who joined their squad ahead of the new season. Alex Attard and Jurgen Borg joined from Sirens and goalkeeper Keith Schembri left Marsascala to return to...

  • Valletta United make four new signings

    Valletta United make four new signings

    Valletta United have intensified their recruitment drive ahead of their participation in the Premier Division competitions next season. Former national coach Stephen Rizzo has been appointed technical director of Valletta United. The club, led by...

  • A windfall as Malta obtains play-off berth

    The news last week that Malta have replaced Macedonia, who were disqualified by LEN, in the play-offs stage of the Euro 2014 Waterpolo Championship could be regarded as a Christmas present for the local game, a windfall which has rewarded our...

  • San Ġiljan boys claim Under-14 waterpolo title

    San Ġiljan boys claim Under-14 waterpolo title

    San Ġiljan ASC were recently crowned winners of an autumn waterpolo league for U-14s at the National Pool. The Saints won all their matches, showing tactical and physical superiority in the water. San Ġiljan U-14s were under the guidance of club...

  • Malta replace Macedonia in play-offs

    Malta have been awarded a place in the semi-final play-offs of the European Waterpolo Championships after Macedonia were disqualified by governing body LEN. Karl Izzo’s team had narrowly missed out on one of the six spots in the semi-final...

  • Camilleri maintains his goal-per-match sequence in Italy

    Returning on duty for RN Bogliasco after having been in the Malta team in Portugal early in November for the Euro Qualifying Round III, Steve Camilleri was again on target for his Italian team from Genoa with six goals in three matches. In the...

  • Plucky Malta exit Euros with heads held high

    Plucky Malta exit Euros with heads held high

    Malta’s venture in the 2014 European Championship came to an end in Portugal, last Sunday. The team finished third in the Qualification Round III Group G matches behind the strong Georgia and Slovakia, the two qualifiers from the five-team group...

  • Malta beat Switzerland 10-4 in final match

    Switzerland 4Malta 10 (0-1, 1-2, 1-2, 2-5) Malta rounded up their commitments in the third round of the qualifying tournaments to the European Championship with a fine 10-4 win over Switzerland, in Porto, yesterday. There was no doubt as to where...

  • Malta concede successive losses

    It was a difficult day for the Maltese national team at the Euro 2014 Qualification Round in Portugal yesterday as they suffered back-to-back defeats to Georgia and Slovakia. In the morning match, Karl Izzo’s men were up against Georgia and lost...

  • Malta beat Belarus in Euro qualifiers opener

    Malta 9Belarus 3(2-2, 1-0, 3-0, 3-1) Malta opened their commitments in the Euro 2014 Qualification Round III with a 9-3 victory over Belarus in Portugal, yesterday. Karl Izzo’s team put up a solid display with goalkeeper Alan Borg Cole in fine...

  • Malta improvement evident – Izzo

    Malta improvement evident – Izzo

    What was generally considered to be a reality check for Malta’s national team when participating in the last round of the LEN Euro Cup under the name of Valletta WPC and then in last week’s international tournament, has turned out to be a...

  • Malta closely beaten

    After three fine displays in the tournament at Tal-Qroqq, Malta could not maintain their un-beaten streak when facing Great Britain on the final day, yesterday. The Maltese had to bow to opponents who finished with a clean sheet to win the...

  • Malta see off Israel

    Malta and the Netherlands registered victories in yesterday’s four-match programme. The Maltese beat Israel while in the evening first match the Dutch had the better of Sette Scogli 16-7. In the last clash of the day, Karl Izzo’s team managed a...

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