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  • Former Floriana player Alamango passes away

    Former Floriana player Alamango passes away

    Maltese football lost one of its stalwarts on Friday following the news of the death of Żaren Alamango, aged 83 years. In a statement, Floriana FC heaped praise on the achievements of Alamango who won several domestic honours with the Greens. "On...

  • FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

    FIFA backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

    FIFA moved a step closer on Friday to expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams and hopes to confirm the plans in June if a suitable co-host can be found. An internal feasibility study supporting the expansion, which is being strongly...

  • Arsenal draw Napoli in pick of Europa League quarter-finals

    Arsenal draw Napoli in pick of Europa League quarter-finals

    Arsenal will take on Napoli in the pick of the ties in the quarter-finals of this season's Europa League following Friday's draw, as Chelsea were paired with outsiders Slavia Prague. Unai Emery's team will host Napoli at the Emirates Stadium in...

  • Juventus face Ajax, United land Barcelona in Champions League draw

    Juventus face Ajax, United land Barcelona in Champions League draw

    Manchester United will face Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur clash in an all-Premier League tie following Friday's draw. Liverpool were drawn to play FC Porto in the knockout rounds for...

  • Spain coach Luis Enrique picks new faces for Norway, Malta qualifiers

    Spain coach Luis Enrique picks new faces for Norway, Malta qualifiers

    Spain's national team coach Luis Enrique named a 23-man squad ahead for their opening Euro 2020 qualifiers against Norway on March 23 and Malta three days later at the National Stadium (kick-off: 20.45).  The former Barcelona coach has selected...

  • Aubameyang double caps Arsenal comeback to reach Europa League quarters

    Aubameyang double caps Arsenal comeback to reach Europa League quarters

    Arsenal completed a clean sweep of six English sides through to European quarter-finals by overturning a 3-1 first-leg deficit to beat Rennes 3-0 and progress to the Europa League last eight at the Emirates on Thursday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang...

  • Umtiti, Coman return to France squad for start of Euro qualifiers

    Umtiti, Coman return to France squad for start of Euro qualifiers

    Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti and Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman return to the France squad named on Thursday as the World Cup winners prepare for the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. Umtiti missed France's last...

  • Ten-man Tarxien steal it at death

    Ten-man Tarxien steal it at death

    QORMI 1 Yankam 35 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 2 Nilsson 11, Wemmer 84 A great goal netted Jens Wemmer netted six minutes from time, eased Tarxien Rainbows’ relegation worries. The result may sound a bit harsh on Qormi who played a good match. As things...

  • Senglea increase points’ tally

    Senglea increase points’ tally

    SENGLEA ATHLETIC 5 Venancio 9, 34pen., 51 Grech 61 Caseres 77 ST ANDREWS 0 Senglea Athletic earned an emphatic 5-0 win over St Andrews, to increase their points’ kitty to 20 points in view of the impending other relegation ‘battles’. Diego...

  • Argentine midfielder Gaitan joins Chicago Fire

    Argentine midfielder Gaitan joins Chicago Fire

    Argentina international midfielder Nicolas Gaitan has joined Chicago Fire on a free transfer from Chinese club Dalian Yifang, the Major League Soccer side confirmed on Thursday. "We have wanted to add another attacking piece and believe Nico's...

  • Real Madrid secure 50 million-euro Militao from Porto

    Real Madrid secure 50 million-euro Militao from Porto

    Real Madrid have clinched a deal to sign the Brazilian defender Eder Militao, 21, from Portuguese champions FC Porto from next season, the two clubs announced on Thursday. The centre-back is the Spanish giants' first signing since Zinedine...

  • Giroud hat-trick helps Chelsea ease into Europa League quarters

    Giroud hat-trick helps Chelsea ease into Europa League quarters

    Olivier Giroud scored a hat-trick as Chelsea cruised into the Europa League quarter-finals with an 8-0 aggregate thrashing of Dynamo Kiev on Thursday, while Napoli also booked a last-eight spot. After a 3-0 victory in last week's last 16, first...

  • Final decision on 48-team 2022 World Cup set for June – FIFA

    Final decision on 48-team 2022 World Cup set for June – FIFA

    FIFA chiefs will decide on Friday whether to back an expansion of the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams but a final decision will only be taken at a meeting in Paris in June, sources said Thursday. The FIFA Council meeting in Miami on Friday will give...

  • Scholes quits after 31 days as Oldham boss

    Scholes quits after 31 days as Oldham boss

    Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes quit as Oldham manager on Thursday after just 31 days in charge of the League Two club. Scholes has walked away from Boundary Park over claims of broken promises from his hometown team. The 44-year-old...

  • Ħamrun striker Domoraud named Player of the Month

    Ħamrun striker Domoraud named Player of the Month

    Ħamrun Spartans forward Wilfried Domoraud is the BOV Player of the Month for February. The French forward, who joined Ħamrun last October, has been crucial in helping the Spartans fighting for a place in European football next season. Last month,...

  • Farrugia brings in new faces for Faroes, Spain qualifiers

    Farrugia brings in new faces for Faroes, Spain qualifiers

    Malta coach Ray Farrugia has selected a provisional 25-strong squad for this month’s home matches against the Faroe Islands and Spain. The national team launch their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign against Faroe Islands at the National Stadium on...

  • Watch: Messi proves too much for Lyon as Barcelona reach Champions League quarters

    Watch: Messi proves too much for Lyon as Barcelona reach Champions League quarters

    Lionel Messi came up just short of matching Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick a day earlier but still scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. After Ronaldo's treble on...

  • Watch: Mane double breaks Bayern to send Liverpool through

    Watch: Mane double breaks Bayern to send Liverpool through

    Sadio Mane scored twice to steer Liverpool into the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday after a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich dumped out the German champions. Having missed the goalless first leg at Anfield three weeks ago through suspension,...

  • Valletta take sole leadership

    Valletta take sole leadership

    MOSTA 0 VALLETTA 1 Alba 6 An early goal by Miguel Alba was enough for Valletta to defeat Mosta 1-0 and take sole leadership in the BOV Premier League. The Citizens had a perfect start, taking the lead on the 6th minute when Miguel Alba’s cross...

  • Balzan, Gżira share the spoils in drab match

    Balzan, Gżira share the spoils in drab match

    BALZAN 0 GŻIRA UNITED 0 Balzan and Gżira cancelled each other out in a drab encounter, which only offered some action in the latter stages. The Maroons’ greater volume of play in the opening period was countered by the Reds’ edge in persistency...