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  • Sweden's attack struggles again in scoreless draw with Peru

    Sweden's attack struggles again in scoreless draw with Peru

    Sweden drew another blank as fellow World Cup contenders Peru held them to a frustrating scoreless draw in their final warm-up game on a sun-drenched evening in Gothenburg. The Swedes failed to find the net in Stockholm against Denmark last...

  • Watch: New dad Eriksen on target as Denmark beat Mexico 2-0

    Watch: New dad Eriksen on target as Denmark beat Mexico 2-0

    Playmaker Christian Eriksen celebrated his return to the Danish national team following the birth of his first child with a goal and an assist as his side beat fellow qualifiers Mexico 2-0 in their final pre-World Cup friendly in...

  • Kramaric shines as Croatia fight back to beat Senegal 2-1

    Kramaric shines as Croatia fight back to beat Senegal 2-1

    Croatia Forward Andrej Kramaric staked a strong claim to break into their starting lineup for their opening World Cup match against Nigeria after scoring the winner in a comeback 2-1 home win over Senegal in a pulsating friendly on...

  • Seferovic scores morale-boosting goal in Swiss win

    Seferovic scores morale-boosting goal in Swiss win

    Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic gave his morale a much-needed boost when he scored the second goal in a 2-0 warmup win over fellow World Cup qualifiers Japan on Friday. Seferovic, battling for the role of Switzerland's lone striker at the...

  • Eduardo Dos Santos joins Birkirkara

    Eduardo Dos Santos joins Birkirkara

    Birkirkara added more signings after they completed their fourth acquisition of the summer window in Eduardo Dos Santos, who put pen to paper on a one-year deal. The 22-year old Dos Santos, in his first experience in Europe, can play in a...

  • New coaching set-up at Melita FC

    New coaching set-up at Melita FC

    Edmond Lufi has been appointed Melita FC Senior Team Head Coach for season 2018-2019.  Lufi will be assisted by Etienne Vella, while Chris Bartolo will be responsible for coaching the U-19s squad. These three members of the technical staff will...

  • English FA to introduce two-week winter break

    English FA to introduce two-week winter break

    The English FA, Premier League and English Football League announced on Friday that they would implement a two-week, mid-season break in February from the 2019-20 season onwards. Premier League matches will still be played every weekend over the...

  • Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up

    Rashford stars as England beat Costa Rica in warm-up

    A stunning strike from Marcus Rashford and a Danny Welbeck header gave a confident-looking England a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in their pre-World Cup friendly at Elland Road on Thursday. Rashford, who impressed throughout with his speed and control,...

  • Malta no match for Sweden

    Malta no match for Sweden

    Malta 0 Sweden 4 Andersson 3; Strandberg 33, 60, Rakip 80 pen. Malta’s woes in the 2019 UEFA U-21 Championship qualifying trek show no signs of abating as Silvio Vella’s team succumbed to a 4-0 defeat to Sweden, on Thursday. If the Swedes were...

  • Stripes confirm Andelkovic, Agius for new season

    Stripes confirm Andelkovic, Agius for new season

    Birkirkara continued their transfer activity when they prolonged the contracts of midfielders Mislav Andelkovic and Terence Agius.  Andelkovic, seen by many as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, returned to Birkirkara FC last...

  • Watch: Floriana set to sign Bosnian attacking midfielder

    Watch: Floriana set to sign Bosnian attacking midfielder

    Floriana have reached an agreement to sign Bosnian attacking player Goran Galesic. The Greens are looking to build a competitive squad for the upcoming season as they look to mount a serious challenge for the main domestic honours.  Club president...

  • Umeh, Marcelinho join Birkirkara

    Umeh, Marcelinho join Birkirkara

    Birkirkara completed another two major signings, as Nigerian midfielder Uchenna Calistus Umeh and Brazilian offensive player Marcelo De Siqueira signed a one-year contract with the Stripes. Umeh needs no introduction in Maltese football as he has...

  • Watch: Belgium cruise past Egypt 3-0 to settle World Cup nerves

    Watch: Belgium cruise past Egypt 3-0 to settle World Cup nerves

    Belgium hammered the final nail into Egypt's halting World Cup warm-up campaign with an assured 3-0 win in Brussels on Wednesday that settled some nerves among the fancied hosts, who lacked injured defensive linchpin Vincent Kompany. Sticking with...

  • Watch: Our players always go out to get positive result – Vella

    Watch: Our players always go out to get positive result – Vella

    Malta U-21 coach Silvio Vella knows that his team face a tough task in their UEFA Under-21 home qualifier against Sweden on Thursday but insisted that his players always go out to get a positive result, regardless of the opposition. The Malta...

  • Dalot completes Man. United move

    Dalot completes Man. United move

    Porto defender Diogo Dalot has completed a move to Manchester United after signing a five-year contract, the club has announced. The 19-year-old, who reportedly had a £17.4million release clause in his contract, emerged from Porto's academy to...

  • Fenech returns with Stripes

    Fenech returns with Stripes

    Birkirkara completed their first major signing in the summer transfer market, when Malta midfielder Paul Fenech signed a three-contract with the stripes. MFA Footballer of the Year 2013, Fenech will be returning with Birkirkara for his second...

  • Iran first team to arrive in Russia for World Cup

    Iran first team to arrive in Russia for World Cup

    Iran became the first team to arrive in Russia for the World Cup on Tuesday, nine days before the opening match of the June 14 to July 15 tournament. Iran have been drawn in Group B alongside former World Cup winners Spain, reigning European...

  • Russia held to 1-1 draw by Turkey in final friendly before World Cup

    Russia held to 1-1 draw by Turkey in final friendly before World Cup

    World Cup hosts Russia squandered the lead to draw 1-1 with Turkey in Moscow on Tuesday, extending their winless streak to seven matches in their last friendly before the tournament kicks off next week. Stanislav Cherchesov's side took the lead in...

  • Buffon banned for three European matches after outburst

    Buffon banned for three European matches after outburst

    Talismanic Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been given a three-match European ban after he jostled the referee, was sent off and launched a tirade against the official as Juventus lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League...

  • Watch: Man. United reach an agreement to sign Fred

    Watch: Man. United reach an agreement to sign Fred

    Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Brazil midfielder Fred for a reported fee in excess of £50million. United announced the news in a brief statement on their official website, which read: "Manchester United...