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  • Koeman doubts over Barkley’s future

    Koeman doubts over Barkley’s future

    Everton boss Ronald Koeman admits he has doubts over whether Ross Barkley will commit his future to the club. The England midfielder has just over a year left on his current deal and several months ago Koeman set a deadline of the end of the...

  • FIFA to review agents rules over Pogba deal debate

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said world football’s governing body will review the rules related to agents in response to the “perception” the transfer system is broken. The development comes in the week FIFA confirmed it has asked for more...

  • Top-flight berth at stake as Mosta take on Qormi

    Top-flight berth  at stake as Mosta take on Qormi

    The 2016-17 BOV Premier League will reach its final verdict this evening when Mosta take on Qormi in a relegation/promotion play-off at the National Stadium (kick-off 19.30). Mosta are coming into the decider on the back of a turbulent...

  • Għajnsielem win GFA Cup

    Għajnsielem win GFA Cup

    The 2016/17 football season in Gozo came to a close on Sunday when the GFA Cup final was played at the Gozo Stadium. Ghajnsielem made up for the disappointment of missing out on the league title by winning the Cup competition for the sixth time in...

  • Nadur striker Antunes wins monthly award

    Nadur Youngsters striker Claudio Antunes was named the BOV GFA Player of the Month for March 2017. The Brazilian forward was a pivotal figure in Nadur’s turn in fortunes in the second round as the Youngsters emerged as serious title contenders to...

  • Football news

    Gian Piero Gasperini has been rewarded with a new contract for guiding Atalanta to the brink of European qualification. Gasperini oversaw a six-game winning streak in the autumn and they have beaten top-three clubs Roma and Napoli this term, also...

  • Sporting briefs

    Drinkwater: Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater is almost certain to miss his side’s last three games of the season because of a thigh injury, manager Craig Shakespeare said yesterday. “We need to give him (Drinkwater) time to recover from...

  • Football news

    Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson will return before the start of the pre-season from a foot injury that has sidelined him since February, manager Juergen Klopp has said. Henderson, 26, has suffered from recurring heel and foot injuries since...

  • Sporting briefs

    GODIN: Atletico Madrid centre-back Diego Godin has been banned for three league matches following his red card against Eibar on Saturday. The Uruguayan was shown two yellow cards in two minutes towards the end of Atletico’s 1-0 win for protesting,...

  • The emergence of Valletta Prestons

    The emergence of  Valletta Prestons

    There were times in the history of Maltese football when crowds of twenty thousand spectators were a common thing. Before the war, football was the major source of entertainment for the Maltese. The popularity of the sport can be gauged by the...

  • Roma’s Totti declines to confirm retirement at the end of season

    Roma’s Totti declines to confirm retirement at the end of season

    Roma stalwart Francesco Totti declined yesterday to confirm he will retire at the end of the season, apparently contradicting comments made by the club’s sporting director Monchi last week. Totti was asked by Italian media during an event in Rome...

  • Finger pointed at Infantino after FIFA ethics heads ousted

    Finger pointed at Infantino after FIFA ethics heads ousted

    FIFA has given no explanation for ousting the two heads of its Ethics Committee, but the move has led some to point the finger at president Gianni Infantino and left those hoping for reform at world football’s governing body feeling uneasy. FIFA’s...

  • Atalanta agree deal to buy stadium

    Bergamo-based Atalanta joined the exclusive club of Serie A teams who own their own stadium when their offer for the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia was accepted yesterday. The city government said in a statement that Atalanta had agreed to pay...

  • Sanchez, Giroud send Arsenal up to fifth

    Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud were on target as Arsenal won 2-0 at Southampton yesterday to move up to fifth in the Premier League and fuel their hopes of a late push for the top four. Sanchez broke the deadlock in the 60th minute of what had...

  • Man. United’s eggs in one basket for CLeague push

    Man. United’s eggs in one basket for CLeague push

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will be putting all his eggs in one basket when he seeks qualification against Celta Vigo at Old Trafford tonight to move a step closer to ensuring Champions League football for next season. The Portuguese...

  • Juventus will have to be at their best in Cardiff – Bonucci

    Juventus will have to be at their best in Cardiff – Bonucci

    Leonardo Bonucci admits Juventus will likely need to produce their “best performance of all time” to win the Champions League in Cardiff next month. The Serie A giants reached June’s final, where they will play either Real or Atletico Madrid,...

  • Conte sees win as a big step towards title

    Conte sees win as a big step towards title

    Antonio Conte says Chelsea took a big step towards the Premier League title with victory over Middlesbrough and wants his players to seize the first of three chances to win the trophy at West Brom on Friday. Goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso...

  • Atletico eye 2015 repeat to stage the ‘impossible’

    Atletico eye 2015  repeat to stage  the ‘impossible’

    Atletico Madrid have built a reputation for gargantuan achievements under coach Diego Simeone and have not given up hope of a remarkable turnaround against Real Madrid in tonight’s Champions League semi-final second leg. Last week’s chastening...

  • Ghedin calls up Beerman, Degabriele in provisional squad

    National coach Pietro Ghedin has named a provisional squad of 31 players ahead of Malta’s two international games against Ukraine and Slovenia next month. Malta will play a friendly game against Ukraine in Graz, Austria, on June 6 followed by the...

  • Kristensen named MFPA Player of the Year

    Kristensen named MFPA Player of the Year

    The MFPA Awards, celebrates the beautiful game and the players that are at the very heart of it. Organised by the Maltese Football Players Association (MFPA), the fourth edition of the awards were attended by football’s local elite. The ceremony...