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  • 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...

  • Neptunes girls clinch double

    The first ever women’s knock-out competition staged by the ASA this year was won by Neptunes. Four teams took part, with the Reds beating Sirens 21-2 in the first semi-final and San Ġiljan having the better of Sliema 14-11 (after extra time and...

  • Neptunes pip San Ġiljan to U-15 title

    Neptunes pip San Ġiljan to U-15 title

    Neptunes Fly Emirates, under the guidance of coach Ġużi Attard, were the winners of this summer’s Under-15 waterpolo championship. The title race developed into a neck-and-neck duel between Neptunes and San Ġiljan who finished the season level at...

  • Maltese refs attend Rome seminar

    Last week, members of the Malta Waterpolo Referees Association (MWRA) attended an important technical convention in Rome. Accompanying the MWRA contingent were Joe Caruana Curran and Alan Bonello, the president and vice-president of the Aquatic...

  • Another job well done by Malta

    Another job well done by Malta

    The LEN delegates present in Malta last week for the 2013 European Junior Waterpolo Championships all had words of praise for the high level of organisation by the ASA of Malta when staging the 48-match event. Gianni Lonzi, the 1960 Italian gold...

  • Montenegro worthy winners after beating Serbia 7-5 in final

    Montenegro are the European junior champions. A country with a population of just over 600,000 managed to add the cadets’ title to the one they landed in 2008 with the senior team. Montenegro beat Serbia 7-5 in a keen duel watched by a sizeable...

  • Malta atone in extra-time to finish on positive note

    Malta atone in extra-time to finish on positive note

    A steadily improving Malta ended their Euro Junior Championships commitments when they tasted their first success in a tournament which definitely served to enhance their learning curve. This 14-12 victory over Belarus in a match valid for 15th...

  • Montenegro and Serbia to contest tomorrow’s final

    Montenegro and Serbia have won the right to contest tomorrow’s European Junior Championship final after beating Italy and Hungary in yesterday’s semi-finals respectively. The first semi-final turned out to be a fiercely-fought duel with...

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