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  • U-17 girls make winning start after beating Azerbaijan

    The Malta U-17 girls team hit back to beat Azerbaijan 2-1 in their opening match from the UEFA Development tournament which got underway in the Estonian capital Tallinn yesterday. Frank Schembri’s side showed character as they came from a goal...

  • Swansea sign Chelsea’s striker Abraham on season-long loan

    Swansea sign Chelsea’s striker  Abraham on  season-long loan

    Swansea have signed Chelsea's England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan. Abraham, who earlier announced on Twitter that he had signed a five-year deal with his parent club, joins Swansea after the Welsh club beat fellow Premier...

  • Football news

    Brazil defensive midfielder Luiz Gustavo has joined France’s Olympique Marseille with immediate effect after four years at VfL Wolfsburg, the clubs said yesterday. Gustavo, who had started his Bundesliga career at Hoffenheim in 2007, was part of...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ki: Swansea City midfielder Ki Sung-yueng will miss the start of the Premier League campaign due to a knee injury, the Welsh club have confirmed. The South Korea captain sustained the injury during last month’s 3-2 win at Qatar in their 2018 World...

  • Balzan dare to dream of upset

    Balzan dare to dream of upset

    Balzan FC are daring to dream of causing an upset against Videoton as the Reds host the Hungarian giants in the return leg of the Europa League first qualifying round match at the Hibs Stadium today (kick-off: 5.45pm). A 2-0 defeat in last week’s...

  • Fyodor Zammit appointed for Uefa Champions League match in San Marino

    Fyodor Zammit appointed for Uefa Champions League match in San Marino

        International referee Fyodor Zammit has been appointed by Uefa to take charge of the 2017/2018 Uefa Champions League 1st Qualifying Round match (2nd leg) La Fiorita of San Marino and Linfield of Northern Ireland, to be played in San Marino...

  • Miller calls for focus as Hibs look to finish the job

    Miller calls for focus as Hibs look to finish the job

    Hibernians coach Mark Miller has urged his players for to keep their focus as the Paolites look to protect their two-goal advantage when they face FCI Tallinn, of Estonia, in the return leg of the Champions League first qualifying round tie this...

  • Paolites start title defence against St Andrews

    Paolites start title defence against St Andrews

    Champions Hibernians will kick off their title defence against St Andrews as the draws of the MFA leagues were held at the governing body headquarters in Ta’ Qali yesterday. This year the BOV Premier League is being played on a new format after it...

  • Kuntz in line for new deal as Under-21 boss

    Kuntz in line for new  deal as Under-21 boss

    Germany Under-21 boss Stefan Kuntz is in line for a new contract after guiding them to Euro 2017 glory. The 54-year-old masterminded a 1-0 win over Spain in Friday’s final in Krakow as Germany claimed their second European title. Mitchell Weiser’s...

  • Blatter to visit Russia during World Cup

    Blatter to visit Russia during World Cup

    Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter will travel to Russia when the country hosts the soccer World Cup in 2018, he told Swiss newspaper SonntagsBlick. Blatter is currently serving a six-year ban from all football-related duties imposed by...

  • Football news

    Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes has joined Zenit St Petersburg on a four-year contract, the Russian club have announced. Paredes, who began his career at Boca Juniors, had also been linked with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Serie A...

  • Sporting briefs

    MLS: The Chicago Fire stormed to the top of the MLS Eastern Conference after Nemanja Nikolic’s first-half brace steered them towards a 4-0 thrashing of the Vancouver Whitecaps. The win was Chicago’s ninth from their last 10 matches as they put...

  • Germany feeling like winners before final

    Germany feeling like winners before final

    Germany will take on Chile in today’s Confederations Cup final feeling like they have already won the tournament after a fine run with a second-string team has yielded several top prospects for next year’s World Cup defence. Coach Joachim Loew is...

  • Infantino says ‘nothing in the way’ of using VAR at 2018 World Cup

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino signalled that he is in favour of introducing video assistant referees (VAR) at next year’s World Cup following its success at the Confederations Cup, although he conceded the system needs to be improved. “Nothing...

  • Former City goalkeeper Caballero joins Chelsea

    Former City goalkeeper Caballero joins Chelsea

    Chelsea have announced the signing of goalkeeper Willy Caballero yesterday. The 35-year-old Argentinian was available as a free agent after being released by Manchester City at the end of last season. Premier League champions Chelsea were in the...

  • Blues happy to be cleared of Salah wrongdoing

    Chelsea have accused Fiorentina of seeking to “extort” money from them and former player Mohamed Salah. The new Liverpool signing and the Blues have been cleared of wrongdoing after the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed a complaint brought...

  • Football news

    Watford have signed right back Kiko Femenia from Spanish side Alaves and Austria under-21 goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann. Femenia has agreed a four-year deal, the Premier League club said. The 26-year-old spent two seasons with Alaves, making 77...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rangers: UEFA has confirmed it has opened disciplinary proceedings against Rangers after objects were allegedly thrown during their return to European football on Thursday. The Light Blues secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Luxembourg’s Progres...

  • Alexis Sanchez clear over his club future

    Alexis Sanchez has revealed he knows in his mind where he will be playing next season but has stopped short of announcing his plans. The 28-year-old Arsenal forward has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer and has...

  • Arsenal CEO defends Wenger’s new deal

    Arsenal CEO defends  Wenger’s new deal

    Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis has told supporters that the club is hunting for top players to boost the squad and defended the decision to hand long-serving manager Arsene Wenger a new contract after a season marred by protests. A vociferous section of...

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