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  • Champions Valletta name Abdilla as coach

    Champions Valletta name Abdilla as coach

    Valletta will be under the guidance by Darren Abdilla as from the 2019/2020 campaign after the Malta champions unveiled him as their new coach, on Thursday. Abdilla pledged his future with the Citizens for the next three years, taking over from...

  • Former youth football coach Bob Higgins convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse

    Former youth football coach Bob Higgins convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse

    A former youth football coach at Premier League side Southampton, Bob Higgins, was found guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault on young boys on Thursday. Police described Higgins as a "kingmaker" who used his position of power over the future...

  • Blatter lashes out at Infantino after World Cup expansion scrapped

    Blatter lashes out at Infantino after World Cup expansion scrapped

    Sepp Blatter has blasted his successor as FIFA head Gianni Infantino for thinking he can ride roughshod over decisions already made by the organisation after plans for a 48-team 2022 World Cup were shelved. Speaking to AFP, disgraced Blatter said...

  • Watch: Blasi ready to test himself at Ħamrun Spartans

    Watch: Blasi ready to test himself at Ħamrun Spartans

    Manuele Blasi is looking forward to test his coaching credentials after being named new Ħamrun Spartans coach in a two-year deal, on Thursday. Blasi, 38, will replace fellow Italian colleague Giovanni Tedesco who has taken over at Gżira...

  • Ronaldo included in Portugal squad for Nations League finals

    Ronaldo included in Portugal squad for Nations League finals

    Captain Cristiano Ronaldo was included in Portugal's squad for next month's Nations League semi-final against Switzerland, head coach Fernando Santos announced on Thursday. Ronaldo, 34, a five-time Ballon d'Or winner missed the group stages...

  • China undergo 'patriotic education' to win Women's World Cup

    China undergo 'patriotic education' to win Women's World Cup

    China's Women's World Cup football team swapped the training pitch for the classroom to beef up their political knowledge and reinforce their dedication to the communist-ruled country. In a step that is unlikely to be replicated by their rivals at...

  • All eyes on Mbappe as PSG's rivals prepare for summer of change

    All eyes on Mbappe as PSG's rivals prepare for summer of change

    Could Kylian Mbappe really be about to play his final game for Paris Saint-Germain? And how are the French champions' main domestic rivals shaping up for what looks set to be a summer of transition? AFP Sport looks at the main talking points in...

  • Brand power key for UEFA to reach fans, says Putsch

    Brand power key for UEFA to reach fans, says Putsch

    ROMAN PUTSCH has played a key role in UEFA’s evolution on the marketing platform. The Head of Marketing Activities will attend an MFA  Symposium, between today and tomorrow, that will discuss Digital Media and Communications. Putsch spoke with...

  • Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

    Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played with 32 teams after a proposed expansion of the tournament to 48 sides was scrapped, FIFA announced on Wednesday. World football's governing body said in a statement that "following a thorough and...

  • Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final

    Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final

    Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri plans showdown talks with the club's hierarchy after next week's Europa League final to see if they want the Italian to remain in charge next season. Sarri's side recovered from a mid-season slump in time to secure...

  • Gżira United appoint Tedesco as coach

    Gżira United appoint Tedesco as coach

    Gżira United have announced that they have appointed Giovanni Tedesco as their new head coach. In a short statement, the Premier League club said that the former Ħamrun Spartans coach had put pen to paper on a three-year contract. "We would like...

  • Watch: Maltese Abroad: Schembri scores on Apollon farewell

    Watch: Maltese Abroad: Schembri scores on Apollon farewell

    CYPRUS Andre Schembri netted his fifth goal of the season for Apollon Limassol as they lost 2-1 against Nea Salamis in the final day of the Cyprus league, as Apollon ended third on 58 points. Next season, they will play in the Europa League...

  • Watch: Xavi's last match ends in defeat for Al Sadd

    Watch: Xavi's last match ends in defeat for Al Sadd

    Xavi Hernandez’s dazzling career came to an anti-climactic end when his side Al Sadd were beaten 2-0 by Iranian giants Persepolis in their last group match of the AFC Champions League on Monday. The 39-year-old midfield genius, who helped Spain...

  • Warriors beat Trail Blazers in overtime to reach 5th straight NBA Finals

    Warriors beat Trail Blazers in overtime to reach 5th straight NBA Finals

    Stephen Curry and Draymond Green both posted triple-doubles to power the Golden State Warriors to a 119-117 overtime victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday and into a fifth straight NBA Finals. The two-time defending NBA champions...

  • Women's World Cup coach dares China to 'dream big'

    Women's World Cup coach dares China to 'dream big'

    China's coach admits his side are "far apart" from the elite but has nevertheless told them to defy expectations at next month's Women's World Cup. Jia Xiuquan's team carry the hopes of a country all too used to seeing the men's side disappoint on...

  • Arsenal's Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety fears

    Arsenal's Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety fears

    Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku amid fears over his safety. Mkhitaryan's well-being was a concern for Arsenal due to the tense political dispute between Armenia and final...

  • Watch: Blasi set to be appointed Ħamrun coach

    Watch: Blasi set to be appointed Ħamrun coach

    Ħamrun Spartans are set to appoint former Juventus and Milan player Manuele Blasi as their new head coach. The Spartans have been on the look-out for a new mentor after Giovanni Tedesco decided to leave the club at the end of the season after he...

  • Barca's Champions League runners-up dominate Spain Women's World Cup squad

    Barca's Champions League runners-up dominate Spain Women's World Cup squad

    Ten of Barcelona's losing Champions League finalists were named in Spain's Women's World Cup squad, the country's football federation (RFEF) announced on Monday. Barca were hammered 4-1 by French giants Lyon on Saturday and the likes of...

  • Watch: Mbappe to stay at PSG next season, club say

    Watch: Mbappe to stay at PSG next season, club say

    French champions Paris Saint-Germain yesterday insisted that star striker Kylian Mbappe would stay at the club next season, despite the World Cup-winner hinting that he could leave.  The 20-year-old striker said on Sunday that he wanted more...

  • Schembri to leave Apollon Limassol

    Schembri to leave Apollon Limassol

    Former Malta international striker Andre Schembri has announced that he will be leaving Apollon Limassol at the end of the season. The former Boavista forward had been on the books of the Cypriot club for the last two season and had played a key...