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  • Gullit apologises for Dutch changing-room video

    Gullit apologises for Dutch changing-room video

    Ruud Gullit was forced into an embarrassing apology on Monday after posting a video clip of the Netherlands team in their changing-room after Sunday’s World Cup qualifying win over Bulgaria. The seemingly innocuous film of a subdued scene, where...

  • Watch: Malta's previous encounters with Scotland

    Watch: Malta's previous encounters with Scotland

    Malta will face an uphill task tonight as they will play World Cup hopefuls Scotland in their 2018 World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park. This will be their seventh encounter against each other, with the Scots winning five of the previous six with...

  • Watch: Belgium qualify for World Cup with 2-1 win in Greece

    Watch: Belgium qualify for World Cup with 2-1 win in Greece

    Belgium qualified for next year's World Cup with two games to spare when they won 2-1 away to Greece on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku headed the winner in the 74th minute to give Belgium an unassailable eight-point lead over Bosnia at the top of Group H.  

  • Watch: Portugal hang on to win bruising battle with 10-man Hungary

    Watch: Portugal hang on to win bruising battle with 10-man Hungary

    Portugal kept alive their chances of qualifying directly for the World Cup when Andre Silva's goal gave them a 1-0 win away to Hungary who played for an hour with 10 men in a bruising encounter on Sunday. Silva headed in from Cristiano Ronaldo's...

  • Watch: Brave Luxembourg hold France to draw in World Cup qualifier

    Watch: Brave Luxembourg hold France to draw in World Cup qualifier

    Luxembourg resisted bravely under sustained pressure to hold France to a 0-0 draw in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Les Bleus, who had thrashed the Netherlands 4-0 on Thursday, created many opportunities and hit the woodwork twice but had to be...

  • Stand up and be counted, Ghedin tells Malta players

    Stand up and be counted, Ghedin tells Malta players

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has called on his national team players to stand up and be counted ahead of Monday night's World Cup qualifier against sctoland at Hampden Park. Ghedin said that the past 48 hours were very difficult for him as he was...

  • Watch: Malta will be tough to break down - Strachan 

    Watch: Malta will be tough to break down - Strachan 

    Scotland coach Gordon Strachan said that Scotland will have to be patient in their approach when they take on Malta in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park on Monday night. The Scots are brimming with confidence as a 3-0 win in Lithuania on...

  • Watch: Brilliant Isco leads Spain show of dominance over Italy

    Watch: Brilliant Isco leads Spain show of dominance over Italy

    Two brilliant strikes from Isco and a late goal from Alvaro Morata gave Spain a spectacular 3-0 win over Italy, their nearest challengers in Group G, to move into the driving seat for automatic qualification to the 2018 World Cup. Real Madrid...

  • Watch: Sam Magri's reaction after Malta's defeat to England

    Watch: Sam Magri's reaction after Malta's defeat to England

    After representing England at youth levels including in the 2011 U-17 World Cup in which he also managed to find the net, Sam Magri faced the Three Lions wearing the Maltese shirt and despite the final disappointment, it was still a special...

  • Watch: Andre Schembri's reaction after England's game

    Watch: Andre Schembri's reaction after England's game

    Despite Malta suffered a 0-4 defeat at the hands of England in yesterday's 2018 World Cup qualifer at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali, Malta skipper Andre Schembri still had words of praise for his team mates for their display. ''We have to...

  • Malta suffers late collapse as England win 4-0

    Malta suffers late collapse as England win 4-0

    England scored three goals in the final five minutes to beat Malta 4-0 to maintain their leadership in World Cup qualifying Group F at the National Stadium. England soon made their intentions clear after a minute when Kane played in Raheem...

  • Watch: 17 years ago, Malta faced England in a friendly

    Watch: 17 years ago, Malta faced England in a friendly

    The last time Malta hosted the England National Team was back in 2000, when the Three Lions set foot in Malta in bid to prepare for their Euro 2000 campaign. England faced Josep Ilic's side at the National Stadium in Ta' Qali in front of over...

  • Wayne Rooney charged with drink driving

    Wayne Rooney charged with drink driving

    Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been charged with drink driving, police said. The Everton striker, 31, was stopped in a black Volkswagen Beetle in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 2am on Friday. He has been released on bail and is due to appear at...

  • Malta fans to honour young Bradley with banner at England match

    Malta fans to honour young Bradley with banner at England match

    Malta fans preparing for tonight's World Cup qualifying match-up against England have unveiled a large banner in honour of young cancer victim Bradley Lowery.  "Rest in Peace Little Angel," the South End Core banner readers beneath a photo of...

  • Watch: Improved second half gives Brazil 2-0 win over Ecuador

    Watch: Improved second half gives Brazil 2-0 win over Ecuador

    Second half goals from Paulinho and substitute Philippe Coutinho saved Brazil’s blushes after a poor first half and gave them a deserved 2-0 win over Ecuador in Thursday’s World Cup qualifier in Porto Alegre. With 23 minutes gone in the second...

  • Watch: Uruguay battle Argentina to predictable stalemate

    Watch: Uruguay battle Argentina to predictable stalemate

    Uruguay and Argentina drew 0-0 in an uninspiring but hotly contested World Cup qualifier in Montevideo on Thursday, a result that leaves both sides still needing points to guarantee a place at Russia 2018. The home side had the better of the first...

  • Watch: Meunier and Lukaku hit trebles as Belgium thump Gibraltar 9-0

    Watch: Meunier and Lukaku hit trebles as Belgium thump Gibraltar 9-0

    Belgium stayed firmly on course to reach the 2018 World Cup after midfielder Thomas Meunier scored three goals and delivered as many assists in their 9-0 Group H qualifying demolition of Gibraltar on Thursday. Romelu Lukaku also scored a hat-trick...

  • Watch: Ronaldo grabs hat-trick as Portugal beat Faroes 5-1

    Watch: Ronaldo grabs hat-trick as Portugal beat Faroes 5-1

    Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick, his fifth for his country, to lead the European champions to a 5-1 win over the Faroe Islands in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday. The 32-year-old, Portugal's record scorer, took his haul in...

  • Watch: France thrash 10-man Dutch with Lemar double, Mbappe strike

    Watch: France thrash 10-man Dutch with Lemar double, Mbappe strike

    Thomas Lemar got his first two goals for France while substitute Kylian Mbappe also scored in a 4-0 demolition of 10-man Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that left the Dutch with a huge task to reach the 2018 finals in...

  • Watch: Malta will be hard to break down - Southgate

    Watch: Malta will be hard to break down - Southgate

    Gareth Southgate has warned his players that they could be in for a difficult night when they face Malta in a World Cup qualifier at the National Stadium on Friday night. The England manager said that Malta had developed into a very solid team and...

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