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 match-fixing ban from 10 years to life, European soccer's governing body said on Monday. The player was found guilty of match-fixing over the Euro 2008 qualifier between Norway and Malta, a game his country lost 4-0. "Sammut has been banned from exercising any football-related...
  • Malta midfielder Sammut banned for match-fixing August 20, 2012

    Malta: Malta international midfielder Kevin Sammut has been given a 10-year suspension by European soccer's governing body UEFA after being found guilty of match-fixing in the Euro 2008 qualifier between Norway and Malta. The match ended in a 4-0 win for Norway, who scored three times in the last 18 minutes....
  • Portugal trounce Malta, secure play-off 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. Seventeen-year-old 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...