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  • Watch: I've never been happier with Pogba, says Mourinho

    Watch: I've never been happier with Pogba, says Mourinho

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Friday dismissed talk of a fallout with Paul Pogba, saying that he "couldn't be happier" with the World Cup-winning France midfielder. Pogba scored in United's 2-1 opening day Premier League win over...

  • Watch: Marchisio bids farewell to Juventus after 25 years

    Watch: Marchisio bids farewell to Juventus after 25 years

    Juventus veteran midfielder Claudio Marchisio has ended his contract with the Serie A champions by mutual agreement after 25 years at the club, the Italian side said on Friday. The 32-year-old, born and raised in Turin, made his professional debut...

  • Balzan, Birkirkara set for fitting curtain-raiser

    Balzan, Birkirkara set  for fitting curtain-raiser

    The wait is finally over for Maltese football fans as the 2018-19 season kicks off this evening when two contenders for BOV Premier League title, Birkirkara and Balzan, will go head to head at the National Stadium (kick-off: 7pm). After weeks of...

  • Lega Serie A postpones Milan-Genoa, Sampdoria-Fiorentina matches

    Lega Serie A postpones Milan-Genoa, Sampdoria-Fiorentina matches

    The Lega Serie A has announced that Sampdoria-Fiorentina and Milan-Genoa have been postponed in light of the bridge collapse in Genoa. The Ponte Morandi collapsed on Tuesday morning, with 38 people confirmed dead and more injured. The death toll...

  • Atletico take revenge on Real to lift Super Cup

    Atletico take revenge on Real to lift Super Cup

    Atletico Madrid finally got their own back on Real Madrid in European competition by snatching a 4-2 win over their city rivals after extra time to lift the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday. Diego Costa gave Europa League holders Atletico a dream start...

  • Watch: Real Madrid train ahead of Atletico Madrid clash

    Watch: Real Madrid train ahead of Atletico Madrid clash

    With both Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane gone and Julen Lopetegui in, a new era at Real Madrid officially begins when they face city rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday evening. Lopetegui will be eager to...

  • Watch: Atletico Madrid train ahead of Real Madrid clash

    Watch: Atletico Madrid train ahead of Real Madrid clash

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says emotion rather than technical ability could decide the fate of the UEFA Super Cup derby against Real Madrid on Wednesday in Tallinn. Simeone is suspended from the touchline for the match after being sent...

  • New logo for 2018-19 BOV Premier League unveiled

    New logo for 2018-19 BOV Premier League unveiled

    The BOV Premier League has a new logo as part of a rebranding exercise aimed at raising the profile of the country’s flagship football competition. The new logo, featuring the outline of the new BOV Premier League trophy which was lifted for the...

  • Stripes earn historic point in women's Champions League

    Stripes earn historic point in women's Champions League

    Birkirkara earned a historic point in their final game of Group 6 of the UEFA Women's Champions League after holding Cardiff Met Women of Wales to a 2-2 draw. In their sixth participation, the Stripes have managed to record their first point in...

  • Watch: Rooney stars as DC United edge Orlando

    Watch: Rooney stars as DC United edge Orlando

    Luciano Acosta scored three goals, including the game-winner in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time, as D.C. United edged 10-man Orlando City in dramatic fashion 3-2 on Sunday night at Audi Field in Washington. Acosta's game-winner...

  • 185 girls take part in after-school sessions

    185 girls take part in after-school sessions

    As part of its on-going efforts to further develop and increase the popularity of women’s football on our shores, the Women’s Football Department within the Malta Football Association (MFA) recently embarked on a new project. During the second...

  • Neymar strikes as Tuchel's youthful PSG seal win over Caen

    Neymar strikes as Tuchel's youthful PSG seal win over Caen

    Paris St Germain began their Ligue 1 title defence in style with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Caen on Sunday, with goals from Neymar, Adrien Rabiot and Timothy Weah. Brazil international Neymar, making his first appearance in Paris since...

  • Barca lift Spanish Super Cup after late penalty save

    Barca lift Spanish Super Cup after late penalty save

    Barcelona lifted the Spanish Super Cup for a record extending 13th time by coming from behind to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Sunday thanks to a stunning strike from France winger Ousmane Dembele and a penalty save in stoppage time from Marc-Andre ter...

  • Champions City are impressive winners at Arsenal

    Champions City are impressive winners at Arsenal

    Manchester City, who romped to Premier League success by 19 points last season, began the defence of their title with an impressive win away to an Arsenal side playing under new Spanish manager Unai Emery on Sunday. Attempting to become the first...

  • Salah on target as Liverpool start with easy win

    Salah on target as Liverpool start with easy win

    Last season's Premier League top scorer Mo Salah was on target again as Liverpool began their campaign with an easy win at home to West Ham United. The Egyptian gave Juergen Klopp's side the lead after 19 minutes from Andy Robertson's precise low...

  • Live: Football transfer news and rumours – August 12

    Live: Football transfer news and rumours  – August 12

    Welcome to the timesofmalta.com football transfer blog. With the World Cup coming to a close clubs will be stepping up their efforts to try and strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming season. Stay with us to follow all the latest news. 9.15pm...

  • Updated: Chelsea and Spurs win away as promoted teams struggle

    Updated: Chelsea and Spurs win away as promoted teams struggle

    Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed away wins on the opening Saturday of the Premier League season while promoted Fulham and Cardiff City were given quick reminders of the tough task they face on their returns to the top flight. Goals from...

  • Watch: PSG train on eve of match against SM Caen

    Watch: PSG train on eve of match against SM Caen

    Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain 12 months ago in a bid to move out of Lionel Messi's shadow and confirm his status as one of the world's best players, but the Brazilian may have to share the mantle of talisman with teenage prodigy...

  • Watch: Iniesta scores first goal for Japanese side Kobe

    Watch: Iniesta scores first goal for Japanese side Kobe

    Andres Iniesta scored his first goal for J League side Vissel Kobe in their 2-1 victory over Jubilo Iwata on Saturday. The great Spanish midfielder, who moved to Japan following an illustrious career with boyhood club Barcelona, scored a...

  • Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

    Pogba penalty sets United on way to win over Leicester

    World Cup winner Paul Pogba's third minute penalty and a late goal from Luke Shaw gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford in the opening game of the Premier League season on Friday. Pogba, fresh from his triumph in...