Monthly Archives: December 2012

FXDD Futsal KO Quarter Finals

27/12/2012 Fixtures

Floriana, Hibs join Balzan and Hamrun in semifinals The FXDD Futsal KO semi-finalists emerged this week after a harshly contested quarter final round.  Balzan FC snatched an 8-7 victory after a penalty shootout against Lija Athletics, with the final result after 40minutes playing time ending 4-4.  Lija were undoubtedly a better side than last week’s league encounter against the same Balzan, whilst the latter had Player coach Florin Anton, Cosmin Anton and Glenn Bonello missing. Balzan had futsal veteran Zeljko Ancic returning on the pitch after a long stretch serving as assistant coach to Anton. Until halftime, the game was balanced, with Lija leading one up, but early in the second half, Lija picked up momentum and inflicted a further  three goals to Balzan, with captain Jovica Milijic clearly distinguishing himself.  Lija’s goalie Tano Mallia was also in outstanding mood. With 4 minutes of playing time remaining, and with the Read the full article…

FXDD Futsal Premier League Week 10 Round Up

17/12/2012 Fixtures

Defending Champions Balzan FC regain leadership and Valletta FC win derby Balzan FC cruised to victory over Lija Athletics, 6-1, overcoming Hibernians at the top of the table. The Balzan-Lija derby has become a classic over the years in local Futsal, with Lija always offering a stern challenge but last Friday’s derby was one way traffic for Balzan against a week Lija side. Two early brilliant goals from Cosmin Anton paved the way for Balzan’s win, with Lija’s Robert Magro hitting the woodwork twice towards halftime. Balzan defended well against Lija’s flying keeper strategy with goalkeeper Rueben Grech in top from. Lija scored a consolation goal in the last few seconds of the game. Both teams will meet again tomorrow in the FXDD Futsal Knock out quarter final. Earlier, Tarxien Rainbows continued to impress with an easy win over Sliema Wanderers, 7-2. With Romanian duo, Dobre and Raducu back from Read the full article…

FXDD Futsal Premier League Week 9 Round Up

10/12/2012 Fixtures

Balzan FC and Hibernians extend unbeaten run through easy wins lt was a memorable week for local futsal as the newly set up Futsal Malta Association signed a two year sponsorship agreement with FXDD, leaders in foreign exchange trading. With this sponsorship the Association intends to continue developing and promoting the game focusing mainly on educational programmes for technical staff and administrators as well as introduce Futsal at grass roots level. The FXDD Futsal Premier League, as it is now called, will continue with its last match week before the Christmas recess, with two significant derbies, Valletta-Floriana on Tuesday and top of table clash Lija-Balzan on Friday. In the meantime, title hopefuls Balzan and Hibernians, both registered easy wins last week, against Sliema Wanderers and Luxol respectively, to extend their unbeaten runs. Defending champions Balzan FC opened well against Sliema Wanderers and registered a five goal advantage by half time, Read the full article…

FMA Signs A Two Year Sponsorship With FXDD

06/12/2012 News

  The Futsal Malta Association has reached an agreement with FXDD Malta Ltd, a leader in online Forex Trading to sponsor the Futsal National League for the coming two years, President Donald Spiteri announced during a press conference held on the 5th December at the FXDD offices in Valletta. FMA President Donald Spiteri said “I am delighted to announce that for the first time in the twelve year history of futsal, the national competitions will be sponsored. On behalf of all the 40 teams participating in the FMA futsal league I would like to thank FXDD for believing in our project and for the enthusiasm they showed during the negotiations. Without this financial backing, it wouldn’t be possible for FMA to continue working towards achieving set goals. I also wish to thank Ms Fiona Soler for her continuous help and support.” During his speech, the FMA president outlined some of Read the full article…

Malta Drawn In Group B Along With Georgia and Moldova

04/12/2012 News

Holders Spain will face 2012 semi-finalists Croatia while Serbia welcome Portugal after the draws for the UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 preliminary round and main round were made in Nyon. Holders Spain will face 2012 semi-finalists Croatia after the route to UEFA Futsal EURO 2014 was mapped out in Nyon. In the draws, conducted by UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino and UEFA head of women’s and futsal competitions Mikael Salzer, a record 44 sides entered to join hosts Belgium in the 12-team finals in Antwerp from 28 January to 8 February 2014. A total of 22 will start in the preliminary round, including debutants Denmark, Gibraltar, Sweden and Wales. The winners of the six mini-tournaments held from 22 to 27 January will progress to the main round, hoping to emulate Turkey who qualified for the 2012 finals having begun in the preliminary round. In the main round, played between 27 and Read the full article…

Meeting Held With The Director of Refereeing Mr. Adrian D. Casha

04/12/2012 News

On Saturday 1st December 2012, the FMA President Mr Donald Spiteri and FMA General Secretary Mr Alex Falzon had a very positive meeting with the Director of Refereeing Mr Adrian D. Casha and Futsal & Beach Soccer Coordinator Mr Gjergji Bitri at Corradino Pavilion. The meeting, which took place in a very friendly but professional atmosphere, was focused on the relationship between the FMA and Futsal Refereeing Unit. Both sides emphasized the excellent collaboration that exists between them and the fact that they share the same vision for the development of Futsal in Malta. FMA President expressed his satisfaction and appreciation for the job Futsal Refereeing Unit is doing and also the support that Director of Refereeing is providing to Futsal Referees. He also gave an outline About FMA’s plans and strategies for the further development of the Futsal Game. On the other hand, the Director of Refereeing, Mr Casha, thanked FMA officials for Read the full article…

Premier League Week 8 Round Up

03/12/2012 Fixtures

Hibernians outclass Corinthians and go on top The match of the week was played  in front of one the biggest crowds this seasons. Hibernians FC moved to top spot of the Premier Futsal League this week overtaking leaders Zejtun Corinthians in a direct clash last Friday.  Zejtun also lost their unbeaten run although one must say that this was their first real test.  International Bulgarian national team player, Boycho Marev’s excellent form inspired Hibernians throughout the game tearing the Zejtun rearguard apart with his swift attacks. As time passed by Zejtun lost their usual composure and could only manage to operate on counter attacks which were however finely blocked by Hibs goalkeeper Christian Cassar. Game finished 6-1 for Hibernians. Earlier, Luxol St. Andrews and Floriana shared the spoils, in an entertaining match.  With the Saints now feeling the relegation pressure, and Floriana clearly not in their usual form due to Read the full article…