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  • 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...

  • Live: Football transfers and rumours - July 20

    Live: Football transfers and rumours - July 20

    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. The Times of Malta sports desk will try to bring...

  • Watch: World Cup was right time to end Socceroos career, says Cahill

    Watch: World Cup was right time to end Socceroos career, says Cahill

    Australia's top goal scorer Tim Cahill knew the time was right to end his international career after the World Cup but the attacking midfielder said on Friday he wants to continue playing at club level. The 38-year-old announced his international...

  • Watch: Balzan hold out for historic qualification

    Watch: Balzan hold out for historic qualification

    Balzan held out for a historic qualification despite losing 2-1 at FK Kesla of Azerbaijan, as they moved into the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League with a 5-3 aggregate, on Thursday.  Marko Micovic's side will now face Slovan...

  • Gżira United exit Europa League

    Gżira United exit Europa League

    Gżira United 0 Radnički      1 Pankov 8 Radnički Niš sealed a place in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League as an early goal handed them a narrow win over Gżira United in the second leg of the first qualifying round. The...

  • Watch: Sarri wants to keep Hazard at Chelsea and improve him

    Watch: Sarri wants to keep Hazard at Chelsea and improve him

    Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri wants to keep Belgian forward Eden Hazard at the Premier League club and improve him as a player. Hazard, part of the Belgium team who finished third at the World Cup, has been linked with European champions Real...

  • Valletta concede late goal to bow out of Champions League

    Valletta concede late goal to bow out of Champions League

    Valletta      1 Malano 67 Kukes        1 Dzaria 82 Valletta were only minutes away from reaching the second qualifying round of the Champions League when Irakli Dzaria fired home the equaliser on 82 minutes to earn Albanian side Kukes a 1-1 draw...

  • Watch: Ronaldo wants to make history at Juventus

    Watch: Ronaldo wants to make history at Juventus

    Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he remains as ambitious as ever as he prepares to leave his mark on Juventus after completing his £99.2million switch from Real Madrid. The 33-year was unveiled by the Serie A club on Monday evening after passing a...

  • Watch: Ronaldo touches down in Turin ahead of Juve move

    Watch: Ronaldo touches down in Turin ahead of Juve move

    Cristiano Ronaldo was all smiles as he touched down in Turin on Sunday ahead of completing his 112million euro move (£99.2million) from Real Madrid. The Portugal forward, 33, has agreed a four-year contract with the Serie A champions in one of the...

  • Watch: Rooney debuts for DC United, makes impact in two Arriola goals

    Watch: Rooney debuts for DC United, makes impact in two Arriola goals

    Yamil Asad christened new stadium Audi Field with its first goal Saturday and Paul Arriola scored a brace in the second half as D.C. United frustrated the counterattacks of the Vancouver Whitecaps in a desperately needed 3-1 victory. The game also...

  • Live: Football transfers and rumours - July 14

    Live: Football transfers and rumours - July 14

    Welcome to the timesofmalta.com football transfer blog. We may be in the middle of the 2018 World Cup but clubs around the continent are still working hard to strengthen their squad and bring in reinforcements for the upcoming season. The Times of...

  • Sarri appointed new Chelsea manager

    Sarri appointed new Chelsea manager

    Chelsea have appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach on a three-year contract. The 59-year-old Italian takes over at Stamford Bridge from Antonio Conte, who was sacked on Friday. During three years with Napoli, Sarri helped the club to...

  • Conte sacked as Chelsea manager

    Conte sacked as Chelsea manager

    Antonio Conte has been sacked as Chelsea manager. The 48-year-old Italian had a year remaining on his contract, but has left the Blues 55 days after lifting the FA Cup in his final match in charge - and having taken pre-season training earlier...

  • Watch: Dazzling Balzan crush FK Kesla

    Watch: Dazzling Balzan crush FK Kesla

    Balzan                     4 Effiong 12; Lecao 22 Kaljevic 33; Kadu 56 FK Kesla     1 Kozli 27pen. Balzan put themselves in a strong position to reach the second qualifying round of the Europa League when they cruised past Azerbaijan's FK Kesla...

  • Gżira crumble in the second half

    Gżira crumble in the second half

    Gżira United last night slumped to a comprehensive 4-0 defeat at the hands of Radnicki NIS of Serbia, in the first leg of their first qualifying round Europa League match at the Cair Stadium. Darren Abdilla, the Gżira coach made two changes to the...

  • Chelsea sack Conte as manager

    Chelsea sack Conte as manager

    Chelsea have sacked Italian Antonio Conte as manager, media in Britain and Italy reported on Thursday. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis had said on Wednesday that the Premier League side were close to securing a deal for former Napoli boss...

  • Watch: Balzan eye perfect match

    Watch: Balzan eye perfect match

    Balzan will be in search of a perfect performance as they open their European commitments against Azerbaijan’s Kesla in the opening leg of the first qualifying round of the Europa League at the Centenary Stadium this evening (kick-off: 6pm). The...

  • Valletta, Kukes share spoils in Albania

    Valletta, Kukes share spoils in Albania

    Valletta managed to get a positive result in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League first qualifying round commitment when they drew 0-0 with Kukes, in Albania.  Danilo Doncic handed a debut to Mario Fontanella in a starting XI in which the...

  • Union to strike at Fiat Chrysler over Ronaldo transfer

    Union to strike at Fiat Chrysler over Ronaldo transfer

    A small union has called a strike at Fiat Chrysler's Melfi plant in Italy to protest against the huge sums of money spent by Italy's Juventus soccer club to sign up Cristiano Ronaldo. Exor, the investment holding of Italy's Agnelli family, owns...