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Kirkop United Girls Academy on training camp in Sicily

| July 18th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

kirkop-girls-training-sicily2014For the second time, the Kirkop United FC Girls Academy organised an overseas training camp – this time for the Under-9, Under-11, Under-16 age groups and the Senior Team.

A contingent of around one hundred consisting of 35 academy players, Senior Team, Coaches and Parents left Malta on Friday for this four-day experience at the Kastalia Resort in Sicily on the Virtu Ferries. All categories had the opportunity to have all training sessions conducted by Coach Carmel Busuttil (il-Buzu) who was very surprised by the dedication of the Girls Academy and the talent that the girls possess.

The Senior Team also played a friendly match against ASD Bruffalori which ended with the result of 1-0 in favour of the Maltese team thanks to a headed goal by their forward Jade Flask. This also meant that Colombian International players Natalia Villaraga and Jacky Fonseca played their last game for the club before heading back to their country to continue their studies.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Israel awarded 3-0 win over Malta

| July 1st, 2014 | 1 Comment »

women-malta-israel140507pzcFIFA has awarded Israel a 3-0 win over Malta for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier which was played on May 7 due to the ineligibility of Dorianne Theuma. Israel had won the match at the Centenary Stadium 2-0.

Theuma had picked a second yellow card in the previous game on the 91st minute but this went unnoticed by the association. Somehow UEFA also failed to notify the MFA about the suspension as it is custom.

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Romanian, Bulgarian and Irish opponents for Hibernians in UEFA Women’s Champions League

| June 30th, 2014 | Comments Off

women-champions-leagueBOV Women’s First Division League champions Hibernians were drawn with CFF Olimpia Cluj of Romania, FC NSA Sofia of Bulgaria and Raheny United FC of Ireland in Group 2 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round. The mini-tournament will be played between August 9 and 14 in Romania.

This will be the Paolites’ first participation in the UEFA Women’s Champions League as in previous occasions, they opted not to take part. Malta was represented by Birkirkara in 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013 and by Mosta in 2011.

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Women’s national team loses 5-0 in Iceland

| June 19th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

women-malta-israel140507pzcA depleted Malta women’s national team lost 5-0 to Iceland in another match from Group 3 of the FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers at the Laugardalsvöllur Stadium in Reykjavik on Thursday. A win which enables them to stay in second place, one point ahead of Denmark.

Coach Pierre Brincat could not count on the experienced Dorianne Theuma, Rachel Cuschieri, Ylenia Carabott, Nicole Buttigieg, Mandy Debono and Emma Xuereb for this game.

Hólmfrídur Magnúsdóttir put the hosts ahead on 12 minutes and Elín Jensen doubled the score eight minutes later. Captain Dóra Maria Lárusdóttir made it 3-0 five minutes from the end of the first half. Dagný Brynjarsdóttir increased the lead on 64 minutes with Elín Jensen sealing the issue with a fifth goal four minutes from time.

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