MALTA

  • Chiellini to miss friendly match against Brazil March 18, 2013

    Florence: Defender Giorgio Chiellini could miss Italy's upcoming matches against Brazil and Malta with injuries to both of his ankles. Chiellini's left ankle was bruised during Juventus' 2-0 win over Bologna on Saturday, and Italy team physician Enrico Castellacci says the player is also still struggling to recover from a right...
  • UEFA hands out life ban to Sammut December 3, 2012

    UEFA has increased Malta defender Kevin Sammut's matchfixing ban from 10 years to life, European soccer's governing body said on Monday. The player was found guilty of matchfixing over the Euro 2008 qualifier between Norway and Malta, a game his country lost 40. "Sammut has been banned from exercising any footballrelated...
  • Malta midfielder Sammut banned for matchfixing August 20, 2012

    Malta: Malta international midfielder Kevin Sammut has been given a 10year suspension by European soccer's governing body UEFA after being found guilty of matchfixing in the Euro 2008 qualifier between Norway and Malta. The match ended in a 40 win for Norway, who scored three times in the last 18 minutes....
  • Portugal trounce Malta, secure playoff October 15, 2009

    New Delhi: It was all Portugal on Wednesday night in Guimaraes as Carlos Queiroz's men played hosts to last placed Malta in a decisive Group 1 clash at Estadio D Afonso Henriques. Elsewhere, Sweden would be hoping that the Seleccao would perform poorly against their Maltese opponents, securing a Swedish...
  • Teenager left sleeping on plane September 2, 2006

    Sofia: A sleeping teenager flew home to Bulgaria and then back to Malta after aircrew apparently failed to notice she was still on the plane. Seventeenyearold Maria Ilieva, was travelling alone and fell asleep on an Air Malta plane taking her overnight from Valletta to Sofia. Unfortunately she had returned to Malta...