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  • 'We want Messi to always be at Barca' - Bartomeu

    'We want Messi to always be at Barca' - Bartomeu

    Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu has said he plans to offer Lionel Messi a new contract in the hope the Argentinian will stay at the club his whole career. Messi's current deal runs until 2021, the same year he turns 34, but the Argentinian has...

  • Balzan’s minimum enough to beat Tarxien

    Balzan’s minimum enough to beat Tarxien

    BALZAN 2 Majdevac 70 pen., Kosoric 87 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 0 Balzan had to summon their minimum to outsmart an over-cautious Tarxien Rainbows which rarely, if ever, had a sniff of the opposing goal. Balzan were awarded a free-kick on 26 minutes after...

  • Watch: Agius' late winner puts Hibs on top

    Watch: Agius' late winner puts Hibs on top

    BIRKIRKARA   2 Montebello 3 Failla 46 pen. HIBERNIANS  3 Tiago 43 Taylon 82 Agius 88 Andrei Agius scored a dramatic late winner as Hibernians came from 2-1 down to beat Hibernians 3-2 and go top of the Premier League standings on Friday. The match...

  • Watch: Morgan notches 100th goal as US outgun Australia 5-3

    Watch: Morgan notches 100th goal as US outgun Australia 5-3

    Alex Morgan blasted home the 100th goal of her career as the US women's national team posted a 5-3 win over Australia in a FIFA Women's World Cup tune-up on Thursday. Morgan's 100th strike opened the scoring in the 14th minute for the top-ranked...

  • Sliema carry heavier guns

    Sliema carry heavier guns

    QORMI 2 Wellington 12, Mansi 44 SLIEMA WANDERERS 3 Muchardi 15, Pearson 22, Muscat 62 Sliema Wanderers re-discovered their winning touch against Qormi to re-ignited their bid for a European berth. Twelve minutes into the match and with Sliema...

  • Malta moves up two places in FIFA rankings

    Malta moves up two places in FIFA rankings

    The Malta national team has moved up two places in the FIFA men's rankings and are now in 180th place.   Ray Farrugia's men climbed the rankings after defeating the Faroe Islands 2-1 in the European qualifiers, who were 95th prior to that match...

  • Former Inter sporting director to run Malta-based network - reports

    Former Inter sporting director to run Malta-based network - reports

    Former Inter sporting director Marco Branca is getting back through a Malta-based game-fund, which hunts for young football talent, according to reports. Branca will be key manager at World Football Strategies, which will start operating in the...

  • Sultana Evans becomes first Malta Rugby League qualified coach

    Sultana Evans becomes first Malta Rugby League qualified coach

    Charlotte Sultana Evans has become Malta Rugby League’s first female Rugby League European Federation (RLEF) qualified domestic coach in the history of the sport, rlif.com reported. Sultana Evans, who plays her local rugby for the Overseas RFC...

  • Listen: Sharma wants to build a competitive cricket national team for Malta

    Listen: Sharma wants to build a competitive cricket national team for Malta

    The Malta Cricket Association have recently completed a major coup when appointing top Indian coach Rajkumar Sharma as the new national coach. Sharma is the man who discovered Indian top-class batsman Virat Kohli, as their new national team coach...

  • Hibs take on Birkirkara as referees strike called off

    Hibs take on Birkirkara as referees strike called off

    The weekend football programme will be played as scheduled after the Malta Football Referees Association  (MFRA) withdrew its strike following a dispute with the Malta FA over referee fees. On Wednesday, the MFRA took the unexpected step of...

  • Title destiny still in our hands – Valletta coach

    Title destiny  still in our hands  – Valletta coach

    Valletta coach Danilo Doncic wants his players to show their real character as the Malta champions face a decisive test to their championship ambitions when they face third-placed Gżira United on Sunday evening (kick-off 6pm). The Citizens are...

  • Sirens coach Carbonaro sets sight on title after promotion

    Sirens coach Carbonaro sets  sight on title after promotion

    Sirens 4Mqabba 0 April 3, 2019 will remain inscribed in the history of Sirens FC after they secured promotion to the Premier League for the first time since their foundation after brushing aside Mqabba 4-0 at the Tedesco Stadium, on...

  • Hotspurs close in on title

    Hotspurs close in on title

    Victoria Hotspurs are just one step away from successfully retaining their league title after registering back-to-back wins in the GFA Division One. The Citizens are currently six points clear of nearest rivals Nadur Youngsters and they will be...

  • Aquilina takes the honours in Sicily

    Aquilina takes the honours in Sicily

    Maltese mountain bikers keep on etching their names in history on foreign soil. This time round it was Marie Claire Aquilina who did the country proud when she was the first female to cross the line at the Grand Fondo Valle dei Vini, in Sambuca,...

  • Referees body call off strike

    Referees body call off strike

    Maltese football matches will be played as scheduled this weekend after the Malta Football Referees Association (MFRA) announced that they had withdrawn their strike scheduled for Friday. On Wednesday, the Malta Football Referees Association...

  • Unbeaten Stompers seal title

    Unbeaten Stompers seal title

    Stompers battled more than expected to see off Kavallieri 31-17 and complete the Cisk Lager National League with a perfect record to be crowned as champions. Kavallieri headed into this match, riddled with injuries and as a result,  they were...

  • Watch: Malta women fall to Romania

    Watch: Malta women fall to Romania

    ROMANIA 2 Balaceanu 41  Ficzay 83 MALTA 0 Malta fell to a 2-0 defeat in its first international fixture against Romania at the FRF Football Centre in Bucharest, on Thursday. This was Malta's opening friendly from their Romanian double-header as...

  • 11 gold medals for Malta team in UK Open

    11 gold medals for Malta team in UK Open

    The Malta Karate Federation was represented by 38 athletes, aged between 6 and 17 years,  in the Cojinkai Karate Open Championships which were held last month in Penrith, England.     Over 400 athletes from England, Malta, Scotland and Wales...

  • Sarri hails stars of future as Chelsea young guns torment Brighton

    Sarri hails stars of future as Chelsea young guns torment Brighton

    Maurizio Sarri hailed Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek as the future of Chelsea after the young guns inspired a crucial 3-0 win over Brighton on Wednesday. Sarri couldn't afford a negative result against struggling Brighton at Stamford...

  • Manchester City beat Cardiff to return to Premier League summit

    Manchester City beat Cardiff to return to Premier League summit

    Pep Guardiola's Manchester City eased to a 2-0 win over Cardiff at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday to retake top spot in the Premier League from title rivals Liverpool. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane were enough to lift City back into...