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  • Italy scrape draw with Poland thanks to contentious penalty

    Italy scrape draw with Poland thanks to contentious penalty

    Italy needed a controversial penalty converted by midfielder Jorginho to scrape a 1-1 draw at home to Poland in the Nations League on Friday, their first competitive game under coach Roberto Mancini. Poland, playing their first match under new...

  • Defensive errors condemn Malta to defeat in Nations League opener

    Defensive errors condemn Malta to defeat in Nations League opener

    FAROE ISLANDS    3 Edmundsson 31 Joensen 38 Hannsson 51 MALTA                  1 Mifsud 41 Two goals late in the first half put the Faroes Island on their way to 3-1 victory over Malta in a UEFA Nations League qualifier at the Torsvollur Stadium...

  • Malta succumb to defeat against Belgium

    Malta succumb to defeat against Belgium

    MALTA 0 BELGIUM 4 Dimata 11 Schrijvers 18 Lukebakio 59 Iseka 70 In their 2019 UEFA U-21 European Championship qualifier, Malta were outclassed by a talented Belgium side with the latter emerging winners 4-0 at the Centenary Stadium, on Friday. The...

  • Maradona named coach of Mexican club Dorados

    Maradona named coach of Mexican club Dorados

    Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona, a 1986 World Cup winner, has been appointed coach of Mexican second division team Dorados, the club said on its website on Thursday. The club issued a short video on their social media channels with the...

  • Fans urge Ferrari to keep Raikkonen as decision awaited

    Fans urge Ferrari to keep Raikkonen as decision awaited

    More than 20,000 Kimi Raikkonen fans have signed an online petition urging Ferrari to keep the Finnish Formula One driver for another year rather than replace him with rookie Charles Leclerc. The petition, on change.org, argued that replacing the...

  • Watch: Malta's sole win over the Faroes

    Watch: Malta's sole win over the Faroes

    The Malta national team will make his debut in the newly-established UEFA Nations League tonight, when they will face the Faroe Islands, in Torshavn (kick-off: 8.45pm). This will be Malta's fifth encounter with the Faroes, ranked 90, and the first...

  • Eagles hold off Falcons to begin NFL title defense

    Eagles hold off Falcons to begin NFL title defense

    The Philadelphia Eagles came up with another goal-line stand against the Atlanta Falcons and eked out an 18-12 victory in an ugly, flag-filled affair to open the NFL regular season Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field. Matt Ryan threw five...

  • Watch: Farrugia wants his players to enjoy themselves against Faroes

    Watch: Farrugia wants his players to enjoy themselves against Faroes

    Malta coach Ray Farrugia has told his players to ignore the pre-match pressure and try to enjoy themselves as the national team makes its debut in the newly-launched UEFA Nations League against the Faroe Islands, in Torshavn (kick-off:...

  • Olsen eyes winning start as Faroes target top spot

    Olsen eyes winning start as Faroes target top spot

    Faroe Islands coach Lars Olsen has set his sights on picking up the three points against Malta in their UEFA Nations League opener tonight as the Danish coach has made no secret of his ambition of topping League D Group 3. There is great...

  • Watch: Osaka stuns Keys to reach first grand slam final

    Watch: Osaka stuns Keys to reach first grand slam final

    Naomi Osaka announced her arrival on the big stage at the U.S. Open on Thursday, beating last year's runner-up Madison Keys 6-2 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam final and set up a clash with her childhood idol Serena Williams. The 20-year-old...

  • Watch: Players well prepared for Belgium game, says Vella

    Watch: Players well prepared for Belgium game, says Vella

    Silvio Vella has called on his players to shift their positive attitude from the training pitch to the field when Malta U-21 host their counterparts from Belgium in a UEFA U-21 European championships qualifications, at the Centenary Stadium...

  • Williams crushes Sevastova to reach US Open final

    Williams crushes Sevastova to reach US Open final

    Serena Williams swept past Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 6-0 on Thursday and into the final of the US Open to sit one win away from a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. Williams walked off Arthur Ashe Stadium court with a wave and twirl to await...

  • Keeper Areola saves France in draw with Germany

    Keeper Areola saves France in draw with Germany

    World champions France never hit top form and had third-choice keeper Alphonse Areola to thank for a 0-0 draw against Germany in their inaugural Nations League game on Thursday, their first appearance since lifting the World Cup. On a rainy...

  • What is the UEFA Nations League and why should Malta care?

    What is the UEFA Nations League and why should Malta care?

    On Friday night, Malta will face fellow footballing minnows the Faroe Islands in their opening Group D3 fixture of the UEFA Nations League.Fifty-five countries are taking part in the newly-created tournament, but so far many football fans are...

  • Watch: Mifsud, Schembri in high spirits ahead of Nations League debut

    Watch: Mifsud, Schembri in high spirits ahead of Nations League debut

    Malta open their UEFA Nations League campaign with a difficult away match against the Faroe Islands this Friday but Michael Mifsud and Andrè Schembri, the national team’s captain and vice-captain respectively, are approaching this new competition...

  • Watch: Edmundsson wary of Mifsud's scoring prowess

    Watch: Edmundsson wary of Mifsud's scoring prowess

    Joan Edmundsson has identified striker Michael Mifsud as the biggest threat posed by Malta as the Arminia Bielefeld forward has set his sights on leading the Faroe Islands to a crucial victory in their UEFA Nations League opener at the Tosvallur...

  • Defence is name of the game for Germany against France

    Defence is name of the game for Germany against France

    Germany must defend with all their players when they host world champions France on Thursday if they are to get some measure of redemption for their World Cup flop and make a fresh start, coach Joachim Loew said. Germany, 2014 world champions,...

  • World Cup title is source of French power - Deschamps

    World Cup title is source of French power - Deschamps

    Germany are a world-class team despite their early World Cup exit but France should have the advantage when the sides meet on Thursday, French coach Didier Deschamps said on Wednesday. The French, who won their second world title in July, take on...

  • Nisevic banking on team chemistry in tough debut

    Nisevic banking on team chemistry in tough debut

    A new campaign always brings with it new challenges and the Malta national team will make its debut in the newly-launched UEFA Nations League against the Faroe Islands tomorrow with a new technical staff at the helm determined to inject fresh...

  • Vella names final squad for Belgium game

    Vella names final squad for Belgium game

    Malta U-21 team coach Silvio Vella has announced his final 20-man squad for the Belgium match at the Centenary Stadium this Friday (kick off at 5pm). The squad includes the experience of players like Jean Borg, Dunstan Vella, Myles Beerman, Jake...