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  • Watch: Dazzling Balzan crush FK Kesla

    Watch: Dazzling Balzan crush FK Kesla

    Balzan                     4 Effiong 12; Lecao 22 Kaljevic 33; Kadu 56 FK Kesla     1 Kozli 27pen. Balzan put themselves in a strong position to reach the second qualifying round of the Europa League when they cruised past Azerbaijan's FK Kesla...

  • Gżira crumble in the second half

    Gżira crumble in the second half

    Gżira United last night slumped to a comprehensive 4-0 defeat at the hands of Radnicki NIS of Serbia, in the first leg of their first qualifying round Europa League match at the Cair Stadium. Darren Abdilla, the Gżira coach made two changes to the...

  • Chelsea sack Conte as manager

    Chelsea sack Conte as manager

    Chelsea have sacked Italian Antonio Conte as manager, media in Britain and Italy reported on Thursday. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis had said on Wednesday that the Premier League side were close to securing a deal for former Napoli boss...

  • Watch: England players tried sneaky tactic after Croatia's goal

    Watch: England players tried sneaky tactic after Croatia's goal

    England tried to use a sneaky tactic after conceding a second goal in their World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia. With Croatia's players celebrating after Mario Mandzukic's goal, England's Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard thought they had...

  • Croatia cabinet meets in soccer team jerseys

    Croatia cabinet meets in soccer team jerseys

    Croatia's cabinet ministers held a session dressed in the red and white checkered jerseys of the national soccer team on Thursday to celebrate the country's victory in a World Cup semi-final. Croatia beat England 2-1 in Moscow on Wednesday to...

  • Croatia celebrated 2nd goal... on top of photographer

    Croatia celebrated 2nd goal... on top of photographer

    When Croatia scored the goal that took them into the World Cup final on Wednesday, an AFP photographer unwittingly became part of the celebrations as he was buried under a pile of joyous players. After Mario Mandzukic scored in extra-time to give...

  • Watch: English media understimated us, says Modric

    Watch: English media understimated us, says Modric

    Luka Modric issued a withering rebuke to English journalists and pundits who had "underestimated" Croatia after his team's World Cup semi-final victory over the Three Lions. The skipper said detractors "should be more humble" and show greater...

  • England players share pain with fans online

    England players share pain with fans online

    England players were quick to share their pain on social media after Wednesday night's heartbreaking World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia. Kieran Trippier's early free-kick put the Three Lions in the driving seat in Moscow, but Ivan Perisic...

  • Watch: Balzan eye perfect match

    Watch: Balzan eye perfect match

    Balzan will be in search of a perfect performance as they open their European commitments against Azerbaijan’s Kesla in the opening leg of the first qualifying round of the Europa League at the Centenary Stadium this evening (kick-off: 6pm). The...

  • Watch: England fans left devastated after semi-final defeat

    Watch: England fans left devastated after semi-final defeat

    England suffered World Cup heartbreak as Mario Mandzukic's goal condemned the Three Lions to a heart-breaking 2-1 extra-time defeat to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final in Moscow. The Croatians will now face France in Sunday's World Cup final...

  • Watch: Croatia knock out England to reach first World Cup final

    Watch: Croatia knock out England to reach first World Cup final

    Croatia reached the World Cup final for the first time after an extra-time goal from Mario Mandzukic gave them a 2-1 win over England in their semi-final on Wednesday. Croatia took control after halftime and hit back when Perisic got in front...

  • Valletta, Kukes share spoils in Albania

    Valletta, Kukes share spoils in Albania

    Valletta managed to get a positive result in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League first qualifying round commitment when they drew 0-0 with Kukes, in Albania.  Danilo Doncic handed a debut to Mario Fontanella in a starting XI in which the...

  • Union to strike at Fiat Chrysler over Ronaldo transfer

    Union to strike at Fiat Chrysler over Ronaldo transfer

    A small union has called a strike at Fiat Chrysler's Melfi plant in Italy to protest against the huge sums of money spent by Italy's Juventus soccer club to sign up Cristiano Ronaldo. Exor, the investment holding of Italy's Agnelli family, owns...

  • Watch: For 20 years football wasn't coming home for England boss Southgate

    Watch: For 20 years football wasn't coming home for England boss Southgate

    It's the unmistakeable refrain being sung, hummed and whistled wherever English football fans have gathered for the last couple of weeks, but for two decades "Three Lions" was the source of nothing but pain for England manager Gareth...

  • Watch: From a Charlton masterclass to a tale of penalty heartaches

    Watch: From a Charlton masterclass to a tale of penalty heartaches

    England face Croatia on Wednesday looking for the win that will take them into their first World Cup final since 1966. The Three Lions have only ever progressed to the semi-finals* of a major tournament three times previously. Here, Press...

  • Watch: Umtiti keen to banish memory of Euro 2016 by winning World Cup

    Watch: Umtiti keen to banish memory of Euro 2016 by winning World Cup

    Match-winner Samuel Umtiti is targeting World Cup glory as he attempts to erase the memory of his Euro 2016 heartache. The Barcelona defender headed France to a 1-0 semi-final victory over Belgium in St Petersburg and into Sunday's showdown with...

  • Watch: France fans delighted as Les Bleus reach final

    Watch: France fans delighted as Les Bleus reach final

    Twenty years after clinching their last FIFA World Cup final on home soil, France are dreaming of emulating that success after they defeated Belgium 1-0 to reach the 2018 World Cup final. Samuel Umtiti's header on 51 minutes was enough to see the...

  • Watch: Umtiti header sends France past Belgium and into World Cup final

    Watch: Umtiti header sends France past Belgium and into World Cup final

    France beat Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday to book a place in the World Cup final against either England or Croatia, thanks to a headed goal from defender Samuel Umtiti in the 51st minute. In a pulsating semi-final worthy of the teams' reputations, Umtiti...

  • Watch: It's official: Ronaldo is a Juventus player

    Watch: It's official: Ronaldo is a Juventus player

    Five-times world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Italian champions Juventus from Real Madrid, the La Liga club said in a statement on Tuesday.    

  • Angry Ukraine fans deluge FIFA's Facebook page with posts

    Angry Ukraine fans deluge FIFA's Facebook page with posts

    Ukraine supporters have flooded the Facebook page of football governing body FIFA with over 158,000 comments, most saying "Glory to Ukraine", after it fined Croatia's assistant coach for a video in which he used the same slogan. FIFA hit Ognjen...