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  • Valletta FC in talks with Saudi Arabia investors

    Valletta FC in talks with Saudi Arabia investors

    Valletta are in talks with a group of investors from Saudi Arabia as the Malta champions look to put themselves in a stronger financial position that will enable them to be more competitive in UEFA club competitions, president Victor Sciriha told...

  • City to face United legends next month

    City to face United legends next month

    English football lovers and in particular Manchester United fans are set for a great treat next month as the English Premier League giants Legends team will be travelling to Malta to play a friendly against Malta champions Valletta. The exhibition...

  • Argentina name under-17 boss as interim coach

    Argentina name under-17 boss as interim coach

    Argentina have named current under-17 coach Lionel Scaloni as interim boss for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia. Scaloni, a former right back who also helped as assistant coach with the national side, replaces Jorge Sampaoli, who...

  • Chelsea's Pedro signs one-year contract extension

    Chelsea's Pedro signs one-year contract extension

    Chelsea playmaker Pedro has signed a one-year contract extension to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2020, the Premier League club has said. The 31-year-old, a World Cup and European Championships winner with Spain, joined Chelsea in 2015...

  • Higuain joins Milan, Bonucci back at Juventus in complex deal

    Higuain joins Milan, Bonucci back at Juventus in complex deal

    Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has joined AC Milan from Serie A champions Juventus while Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has moved in the opposite direction, rejoining the Turin side one season after his shock departure. Juve defender Mattia...

  • Balzan out after defeat in Slovakia

    Balzan out after defeat in Slovakia

    SLOVAN BRATISLAVA           3 Cavric 7 Sporar 70, 71 BALZAN                                  1 Kadu 76 Balzan’s European campaign was ended by Slovan Bratislava after the Maltese side suffered a 3-1 defeat in Slovakia, as Slovan qualified with a...

  • Valletta bow out of Europa League

    Valletta bow out of Europa League

    Valletta's Europa League campaign came to a close on Thursday as the Malta champions were beaten by Zrinskji, of Bosnia, 2-1 to go out 3-2 on aggregate. Zrinskji started brightly and after eight minutes, Milos Filipovic received the ball from a...

  • Watch: Juventus edges MLS All-Stars on PKs

    Watch: Juventus edges MLS All-Stars on PKs

    Juventus defeated the MLS All-Stars 5-3 in a penalty-kick shootout after a 1-1 tie through 90 minutes at the MLS All-Star Game before a record crowd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Wednesday. Bradley Wright-Phillips of the New York Red...

  • Collina steps down as UEFA's refereeing boss

    Collina steps down as UEFA's refereeing boss

    Former World Cup final referee Pierluigi Collina has stepped down as UEFA's refereeing boss after eight years for personal reasons, European soccer's governing body said on Wednesday. The shaven-headed Italian is also head of FIFA's refereeing...

  • Malta FA Exco approves two schemes worth €473,500

    Malta FA Exco approves two  schemes worth €473,500

    The Malta Football Association Executive Committee has approved the two new schemes announced at the 2018 Annual General Meeting, held on July 21. The Malta FA has allocated a combined yearly budget of €473,500 for the new assistance programmes –...

  • Watch: Solano proud of Peru’s performance at World Cup

    Watch: Solano proud of Peru’s performance at World Cup

    NOLBERTO SOLANO’s experience as assistant coach at Russia 2018 may have paved the way for a successful managerial career, especially if Peru’s post becomes vacant. While he is prepared for such opportunity, the former Newcastle United player spoke...

  • Watch: Rooney scores, D.C. wins on late own goal

    Watch: Rooney scores, D.C. wins on late own goal

    D.C. United took advantage of an own goal in the 90th minute to earn a 2-1 victory over the visiting Colorado Rapids at Audi Field on a night when Wayne Rooney scored his first MLS goal. United midfielder Ulises Segura was attempting a cross in...

  • Live: Football transfer news and rumours – July 29

    Live: Football transfer news and rumours  – July 29

    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. 9pm...

  • Juventus start Serie A defence against Chievo

    Juventus start Serie A defence against Chievo

    The 2018-19 Serie A fixtures have been announced, with Juventus-Napoli in Week 7 and Inter-Milan in Week 9. Serie A returns on August 18, and the season will run until Sunday May 26, when all 10 matches will be played simultaneously. There are...

  • Watch: Fontanella late goal earns Valletta draw in Bosnia

    Watch: Fontanella late goal earns Valletta draw in Bosnia

    Mario Fontanella could not find a better moment to open his account at Valletta as his stoppage-time equaliser earned the Citizens a valuable 1-1 draw in the Europa League against Zrinjski Mostar, in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  It was a solid display...

  • Watch: Impressive Balzan take slender lead over Slovan

    Watch: Impressive Balzan take slender lead over Slovan

    Balzan recorded their second win in the Europa League this season when they stunned Slovakian giants Slovan Bratislava 2-1 at the Centenary Stadium, on Thursday.  It was another impressive performance for the Reds who contained their more-quoted...

  • Watch: Former United manager Ferguson grateful for messages of support

    Watch: Former United manager Ferguson grateful for messages of support

    Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken for the first time since recovering from a brain haemorrhage. Reagarded as one of the greatest managers in football history, Ferguson was rushed to hospital on May 5. However, the...

  • And the best goal of the World Cup tournament goes to...

    And the best goal of the World Cup tournament goes to...

    Benjamin Pavard's stunning strike in France's World Cup last-16 victory over Argentina has been voted the best goal of the tournament in Russia. The defender, who showed superb technique to fire into the top corner, received the most votes cast...

  • Watch: No pressure on Balzan as they face Slovan Bratislava

    Watch: No pressure on Balzan as they face Slovan Bratislava

    Balzan are feeling no pressure as the Reds continue their Europa League journey when they face Slovakia’s Slovan Bratislava in the second qualifying round first leg tie at the Centenary Stadium today (kick-off: 6pm). The Maltese side start as...

  • Watch: Europe must always be the target for Fiorentina – Antognoni

    Watch: Europe must always be the target for Fiorentina – Antognoni

    An excellent playmaker who used to lit up the football pitch with his exceptional skills, GIANCARLO ANTOGNONI has inscribed his name in the history of Fiorentina. With a record 341 Serie A appearances for La Viola and a member of the 1982 Italy...