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  • 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...

  • Malta earn first win

    Malta chalked up their first win in the international tournament after defeating Sette Scogli, a Sicilian team playing in the Italian Serie B. The Maltese again put up a satisfactory performance against the Italians and despite some slack play in...

  • Another tough test for national team as more progress is sought

    Another tough test for national team as more progress is sought

    With last week’s LEN Euro Cup giving an indication that the improvement curve of the national team is on the rise, it will again be testing time for the Maltese as they are set to play four matches in as many days in a high-profile international...

  • Maltese team go down to superior opponents

    With Dinamo Moscow already assured of a place in the next stage of the LEN Cup, alongside the French team Dauphins, yesterday’s match at the National Pool between the Russians and Valletta WPC was only of academic interest to the visitors and...

  • Locals go down 13-12

    Valletta WPC, representing the Malta side in the LEN Cup at the National Pool, put on another commendable performance yesterday, this time against Georgia’s Dinamo Tbilisi. The sound display was backed by discipline even if more movement and...

  • Dauphins edge out Valletta

    Valletta 9Dauphins 10(2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 2-2)After heavy defeats in the first part of the LEN Euro Cup some weeks ago, it was a relief to see Valletta WPC, representing Malta, hold their own against French side Dauphins SC yesterday. Still, the French...

  • Packed schedule awaits Malta

    Packed schedule awaits Malta

    As from today, Malta’s representative team will be engaged in international matches with a mixture of friendly and competitive encounters scheduled for the next 17 days. The most important will be the participation in Qualification Round Three in...

  • Camilleri – best player for 2013

    Camilleri – best player for 2013

    The 2013 Waterpolo Player of the Year award has gone to Neptunes WPSC forward Steve Camilleri, the third time in a row that the 26-year-old won this honour, having also scooped this award in 2007 when he was 20 years of age. Camilleri again had an...

  • Izzo’s team in high profile friendlies prior to Euro test

    Izzo’s team in high profile friendlies prior to Euro test

    Malta will take part in a waterpolo friendly tournament at Tal-Qroqq between October 31 and November 2, with the other participating nations being Great Britain, Holland, Israel and a Sicilian selection. The event will be Malta’s final tune-up...

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