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  • Fifa invites boys trapped in Thai cave to World Cup final

    Fifa invites boys trapped in Thai cave to World Cup final

    Fifa has sent a letter to the president of the Football Association of Thailand offering its "deepest sympathies and support" to the families of 12 young players and their coach trapped in a cave in the country's north. The letter signed by Fifa...

  • Hamilton fastest in first practice at Silverstone

    Hamilton fastest in first practice at Silverstone

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton laid down a marker with the fastest lap in Friday’s first practice for his home British Grand Prix, with Mercedes one-two at the top of the timesheets. The 33-year-old, who will be chasing his fifth...

  • Poised Sweden can beat England and win World Cup - Ibrahimovic

    Poised Sweden can beat England and win World Cup - Ibrahimovic

    Sweden can beat England in Saturday's quarter-finals and eventually win the World Cup in Russia if they can handle the pressure, former captain and record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said. Speaking to reporters at LA Galaxy's training...

  • Southgate admits injury concerns

    Southgate admits injury concerns

    Jamie Vardy looks increasingly likely to miss England's World Cup quarter-final against Sweden, with Gareth Southgate needing to closely assess the fitness of up to three of his players on the eve of the game. Colombia took the Three Lions all the...

  • Brazil right-back Danilo to sit out rest of World Cup

    Brazil right-back Danilo to sit out rest of World Cup

    Brazil international Danilo has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with an ankle injury. The Manchester City right-back, who played 90 minutes in his side's opening game against Switzerland, sprained ligaments in his left ankle in...

  • Watch: Tedesco relishing Spartans challenge

    Watch: Tedesco relishing Spartans challenge

    Giovanni Tedesco is relishing the challenge of restoring Ħamrun Spartans among the elite of Maltese football as the Italian mentor was unveiled as the new coach of the Premier League side yesterday. The former Floriana and Birkirkara coach was...

  • Watch: ‘Russia 2018 one of the best apart from Mexico ’70’ - Fr Hilary

    Watch: ‘Russia 2018 one of the best apart from Mexico ’70’ - Fr Hilary

    With the World Cup now reaching its climax, Fr Hilary Tagliaferro believes that this edition so far has been one of the best, apart from Mexico 1970 which he ranks as the ultimate one. The retired sports journalist, now 83 years, who covered eight...

  • Champion Muguruza falls in the second round

    Champion Muguruza falls in the second round

    Garbine Muguruza's Wimbledon title defence was hijacked by Alison van Uytvanck as the little-known Belgian produced a fearless brand of hard-hitting tennis to topple the champion with a 5-7 6-2 6-1 victory in the second round on Thursday. Muguruza...

  • Birkirkara exit Europe after defeat in Faroes

    Birkirkara exit Europe after defeat in Faroes

    Birkirkara are eliminated from the UEFA Europa League after they succumbed to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of KI Klaksvik in the second leg of the preliminary round, for an aggregate of 3-2.  Last week, KI denied Birkirkara victory when they scored a...

  • Gżira complete historic qualification

    Gżira complete historic qualification

    Gżira United reached another landmark in their club's history when they came from a goal down to beat Andorra's Sant Julia 2-1 and book their place into the first qualifying round of the Europa League following a 4-1 aggregate win. It was far from...

  • Newton the parrot backs France for victory

    Newton the parrot backs France for victory

    Newton the parrot, the latest prophet of the animal kingdom to give World Cup forecasts, reckons France will beat Uruguay in the first quarter-final of the 2018 World Cup. The dark-green feathered bird, which resides in Paris' Jardin des...

  • Watch: Valletta sign Bogdan Gavrila

    Watch: Valletta sign Bogdan Gavrila

    Valletta have strengthened their roster with the signing of midfielder Bogdan Gavrila, who last season was on the books of CSM Poli Iasi in the Romanian top-flight. Gavrila, 26, is comfortable playing on both flanks and can be also deployed as an...

  • Watch: 170,000 Colombians demand replay against England

    Watch: 170,000 Colombians demand replay against England

    Over 170,000 people have signed a petition demanding England’s World Cup last-16 match against Colombia is replayed following the Three Lions’ victory. The petition, which was started two days ago when Gareth Southgate’s men won a penalty...

  • Neymar joins Messi and Ronaldo in Kazan mural club

    Neymar joins Messi and Ronaldo in Kazan mural club

    It has been a busy World Cup for Kazan's mural artists and in the early hours of Thursday morning they were back at work again painting the face of Neymar on a wall behind the Brazil team hotel. The Brazil forward, in Kazan for Friday's...

  • World Cup fans head underground to explore Stalin's bunker

    World Cup fans head underground to explore Stalin's bunker

    As the Russian city of Samara gears up for Saturday's England-Sweden clash, some fans have been taking time out to discover a darker side of the city hidden underground. Hundreds of visiting supporters have been queuing up to visit Josef Stalin's...

  • Updated: Maradona apologises for 'robbery' comments

    Updated: Maradona apologises for 'robbery' comments

    Diego Maradona has apologised to FIFA and its referees for saying that England's last 16 win over Colombia in the World Cup was a robbery and that referee Mark Geiger was not up to the task. Maradona said sorry after being rebuked by soccer's...

  • I am forever in debt to Pickford - Henderson

    I am forever in debt to Pickford - Henderson

    Jordan Henderson admits he will owe fellow Sunderland boy Jordan Pickford for the rest of his life after missing in England's dramatic shootout triumph over Colombia - but is willing to take another World Cup spot-kick if required. Henderson was...

  • Watch: Gżira United's coach Abdilla calls for focus

    Watch: Gżira United's coach Abdilla calls for focus

    Gżira United may be 90 minutes away from an historic qualification from the Europa League Preliminary Round at the expense of Andorra’s UE Sant Julia but coach Darren Abdilla is urging his players to keep their full focus as they look to finish...

  • Stefano Sanderra named new Hibernians coach

    Stefano Sanderra named new Hibernians coach

    Hibernians appointed Stefano Sanderra as the new coach for the 2018/2019 campaign, which will start on August 17. Sanderra, 51, has a lot of coaching experience in Italy having coached several teams across the country including Potenza, Frosinone,...

  • Updated: Ronaldo has received offer to sign for Juventus - source

    Updated: Ronaldo has received offer to sign for Juventus - source

    Cristiano Ronaldo has received an offer to leave Real Madrid and join Italian champions Juventus, a source close to the player told Reuters on Wednesday. Ronaldo, who joined Real from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record 80 million...