Malta footballer jailed for harassing ex-girlfriend

A footballer who plays for the Malta national team has been jailed for 15 months. Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, 31, was told he ‘only had himself to blame’ for ignoring a previous court order to stay away from his ex-girlfriend. The Gzira United centre-back admitted harassing his former partner after he bombarded her with phone calls […]

Ex-Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos is coming to Malta

Former Brazil football star Roberto Carlos is due in Malta next week. The ex-Real Madrid defender will team up with a Maltese charity to host a football session with children who are undergoing cancer treatment. The World Cup winner will also sign merchandise to be auctioned at the Puttinu Cares football marathon, which runs from […]

Wolves sign Jesus Vallejo on loan from Real Madrid

Wolves have signed Spanish centre-back Jesus Vallejo on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid. Vallejo, 22, who captained Spain’s Under-21 side to the European Championship victory in June, is Wolves’ first signing this summer. He made seven of his 19 Real appearances last season and recovered from injury to net his first LaLiga goal […]

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Las Vegas

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges over an alleged sexual assault in Las Vegas a decade ago. Prosecutors said that after reviewing a new police investigation, they determined that claims of rape ‘cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt’ and ‘no charge will be filed’. Kathryn Mayorga claimed that the former Manchester United […]

WATCH: Rooney scores stunning goal from his own half

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has proved he still has the magic touch. He scored an incredible goal for Washington’s DC United with a strike from inside his own half. Rooney’s superb strike proved to be the difference as United returned to winning ways against Orlando City. He scored the only goal after 10 minutes […]

Raheem Sterling named FWA Footballer of the Year

Raheem Sterling has been named the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year. The Manchester City star has played a vital role in the success of Pep Guardiola’s team, scoring 17 goals and providing 12 assists in the English Premier League. He wrote on Instagram: ‘Very proud with the PFA Young Player of the year, and […]

Liverpool release new 2019/20 home football kit

Liverpool have released their new home kit for the 2019/20 season with a classy nod to the club’s history. The New Balance kit has been modelled on the strip the Reds wore in the 1982-83 season and pays homage to legendary manager Bob Paisley. The red shirt comes with white pinstripes and is accompanied by […]

Inter Milan star pays for migrant girl’s school lunches

A millionaire Italian footballer has stepped in to pay for a migrant girl’s school lunches because her family cannot afford to pay for the school meal fees. Inter Milan star Antonio Candreva came forward after he learned the eight-year-old child was in tears when she was forced to eat tuna on crackers instead of the […]

David Beckham to face court over driving offence

David Beckham will face a full court hearing for driving while using his mobile phone. The former football star, 43, could face six penalty points and a £200 fine after he admitted the offence in London’s West End. Beckham admitted using his mobile while driving in Great Portland Street, after being spotted by a member […]

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud banned from driving

Chelsea star Olivier Giroud has been banned from driving after admitting his fourth offence in nine months. The French international, who helped lead the side to World Cup victory, has been banned for six months after admitting speeding in his Bentley. The striker, 32, was clocked at 60mph in a 50mph zone in north-west London […]

Liverpool’s Shaqiri pulls out of Switzerland squad

Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has pulled out of Switzerland’s squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Georgia and Denmark. The national team reported the 27-year-old had a groin problem and had been replaced by Young Boys’ Kevin Mbabu. Despite featuring in every one of Jurgen Klopp’s last seven matchday squads, Shaqiri has not made an appearance […]

PSG’s Neymar heads back to Brazil for injury treatment

Neymar will travel to Brazil to continue treatment on his foot injury, Paris St Germain have announced. The Brazilian star injured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during PSG’s Coupe de France clash with Strasbourg last month and was ruled out for around seven weeks. Neymar, who has received treatment in Paris and Barcelona, […]

Maltese footballer signs contract with Sunderland

Maria Farrugia is making Malta proud. The teenager, who plays for the Malta women’s international side, has joined Sunderland Ladies. Maria, who is from Ghasri in Gozo and studied at Malta’s National Sports School, has signed a full-time contract with the English team. She will make her debut for Sunderland against Blackburn Rovers in the FA […]

Monaco sack Thierry Henry after three months in charge

Former French footballer Thierry Henry has been sacked as the manager of Monaco. It was his first managerial role and he was in charge of the club for just three months, covering 20 matches. But things hadn’t been going well. The 2017 French champions are in the relegation zone after only five wins under Henry […]

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin out for nine months with knee injury

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin could be out of action for up to nine months after suffering a knee injury. The full-back ruptured knee ligaments during Saturday’s win over Chelsea, the Gunners have confirmed. Bellerin went down unchallenged during the second half of Arsenal’s 2-0 victory and was carried off on a stretcher. The 23-year-old was […]

Ronaldo double helps Juventus set new Serie A record

Cristiano Ronaldo has helped Juventus set a new Italian league record. Two goals from Ronaldo clinched a 2-1 win against Sampdoria to help Juventus set a new Serie A record for the most points registered in the first half of a season. Ronaldo gave the defending champions an early lead. After Fabio Quagliarella had equalised […]