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  • Ventura avoids IKEA, will never get over Italy's World Cup failure

    Ventura avoids IKEA, will never get over Italy's World Cup failure

    Former Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura, in charge last year when they lost to Sweden and missed out on the World Cup, said he would never get over their "momentous" failure and joked that he had avoided shopping at IKEA. The 70-year-old has kept a...

  • Former Mexico coach Osorio to lead Paraguay

    Former Mexico coach Osorio to lead Paraguay

    Juan Carlos Osorio, who guided Mexico to the last 16 of this year's World Cup in Russia, has been appointed as coach of Paraguay, the South American country's football association (APF) said on Monday. Osorio will lead Paraguay "in commitments on...

  • Watch: France take part in first training session since World Cup win

    Watch: France take part in first training session since World Cup win

    France’s World Cup winners greeted their fans before taking part in the first training session of the season, ahead of their match against Germany in their UEFA Nations League opener. Coach Didier Deschamps has named a 23-man squad without the...

  • Updated: Malta national team forced to postpone flight to Torshavn

    Updated: Malta national team forced to postpone flight to Torshavn

    Malta's adventure in this year's UEFA Nations League started on an unfortunate note as the team's flight to the Faroe Islands was postponed for Wednesday morning.  The Malta Football Association (MFA) said that the chartered flight to Torshavn had...

  • Liverpool captain Henderson signs new long-term contract

    Liverpool captain Henderson signs new long-term contract

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 28-year-old England midfielder joined the Merseyside club from Sunderland in 2011 and has made 283 appearances for them,...

  • Denmark pick futsal players to avoid Euro 2020 expulsion

    Denmark pick futsal players to avoid Euro 2020 expulsion

    Denmark have named a second-string squad including futsal players for this week's matches against Slovakia and Wales after contract negotiations with first-team regulars reached deadlock. If the Danish Football Association (DBU) had failed to name...

  • Messi misses out on shortlist for FIFA award

    Messi misses out on shortlist for FIFA award

    Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was left off the shortlist for FIFA's Player of the Year award for the first time in 12 years on Monday while Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah were named as the three finalists. Although...

  • Wrestling federation chief Bonello passes away

    Wrestling federation chief Bonello passes away

    Former president and founder of the Malta Wrestling Federation Simon A. Bonello, passed away yesterday, aged 85. Mr Bonello will be mostly remembered for introducing freestyle wrestling in the local sporting scene back in 1967 when he got together...

  • Brazilian Ronaldo buys majority stake in Valladolid

    Brazilian Ronaldo buys majority stake in Valladolid

    Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has become the majority stakeholder in Spanish La Liga team Real Valladolid after buying 51 per cent of the club from president Carlos Suarez. The former Barcelona and Real Madrid forward paid around 30 million euros...

  • Updated: Teenager Norris to replace Vandoorne at McLaren F1 next season

    Updated: Teenager Norris to replace Vandoorne at McLaren F1 next season

    British teenager Lando Norris will race for McLaren in Formula One next year, with Stoffel Vandoorne leaving at the end of the season, the team said on Monday. The move means McLaren will start next season with an all-new line-up. Double world...

  • Watford down Spurs to maintain 100 percent record

    Watford down Spurs to maintain 100 percent record

    Watford came from behind with two set-piece goals to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Vicarage Road on Sunday, ending the visitors' 100 percent record and maintaining their own perfect start to the Premier League season. After a tepid first half,...

  • Lukaku double at Burnley gets United back to winning ways

    Lukaku double at Burnley gets United back to winning ways

    Romelu Lukaku struck twice as Manchester United returned to winning ways after two successive Premier League losses with a 2-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday. But it was not all good news for Jose Mourinho, who received vocal backing...

  • Hamilton wins as Vettel spins in Ferrari's backyard

    Hamilton wins as Vettel spins in Ferrari's backyard

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's record of five Italian Grand Prix wins on Sunday and left Ferrari feeling the pain once again in their own backyard. The Briton and Sebastian Vettel, his closest title rival...

  • Lacazette seals points for Arsenal in thriller

    Lacazette seals points for Arsenal in thriller

    Cardiff City scored their first league goals of the season but Arsenal took the points as Alexandre Lacazette struck a superb late winner to secure a 3-2 victory in a Premier League thriller in south Wales on Sunday. Harry Arter wasted a glorious...

  • Rangers beaten by Celtic in Gerrard's first Old Firm derby

    Rangers beaten by Celtic in Gerrard's first Old Firm derby

    ltic emerged with a thoroughly-deserved 1-0 victory at Parkhead on Sunday. Celtic secured the points in the 62nd minute when Olivier Ntcham slotted home after a sweeping counter-attack but the margin of victory could have been much wider. Shortly...

  • Luke Gambin joins Crawley Town on loan

    Luke Gambin joins Crawley Town on loan

    Malta international Luke Gambin has joined Crawley Town of League 2, on loan until the end of the season. Gambin play mainly as a winger and joins the club from Luton Town, where he originally signed in 2017. He has made one appearance for the...

  • San Ġiljan, Neptunes set up title showdown

    San Ġiljan, Neptunes  set up title showdown

    San Ġiljan managed to pull the strings in the final moments of yesterday’s match to score three times without reply and finally overcome a stubborn Sirens side to book their place in the Premier Division Play-off final. Their opponents are...

  • Another blank for Ronaldo, another win for Juve

    Another blank for Ronaldo, another win for Juve

    Cristiano Ronaldo was left waiting for his first Juventus goal after drawing another blank as the titleholders won 2-1 at Parma in Serie A on Saturday to maintain their 100 percent record. An early Mario Mandzukic goal and a second-half strike...

  • Atletico slide to surprise defeat at Celta

    Atletico slide to surprise defeat at Celta

    Atletico Madrid suffered their first major setback of the season as they lost 2-0 at Celta Vigo after defender Stefan Savic was sent off midway through a miserable second-half performance by Diego Simeone's side on Saturday. Celta’s Uruguayan...

  • Record lap puts Raikkonen on pole in Italy

    Record lap puts Raikkonen on pole in Italy

    Kimi Raikkonen put Ferrari on pole position for their home Italian Grand Prix with Formula One’s fastest lap ever on Saturday. Unhappy team mate Sebastian Vettel completed the front-row sweep for Sunday’s race, with championship leader and 2018...