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Celebrities Who Went To Watch Messi Against LAFC

Celebrities Who Went To Watch Messi Against LAFC
Sep 4 2023 Share

The BMO Stadium was absolutely packed with big names for the Los Angeles FC vs Inter Miami match as celebrities flocked to watch Lionel Messi play. 

Among them were none other than Selena Gomez, who loved every moment of it, Prince Harry himself, Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as two Spidermen – Tom Holland and Tobey McGuire. 

Despite Inter Miami managing to bag the win, Messi did not score during this star-studded match except for an assist to Jordi Alba, who scored the second goal. 

 

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Ever since Messi’s joining, Inter Miami are on a winning streak – and worldwide celebrities are all in for it!

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Malta Daily Named Official Media Partner for Restaurants Malta Awards

Malta Daily Named Official Media Partner for Restaurants Malta Awards
Sep 4 2023 Share

Malta Daily has been named the official media partner for the 23rd edition of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta and Gozo, a staple in local hospitality & gastronomy.

Showing our love for local restaurants and dishes is part of our DNA and we have will never shy away from expressing our fondness for food, which is why our latest collaboration with Restaurants Malta makes so much sense.

The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants is Malta’s best-selling foremost objective survey-based restaurant guide on the island, now in its twenty-third publication. This year’s publication is anticipated to be the most insightful and successful yet, with only 150 restaurants making it into the guide each year from more than 200,000 individually-surveyed restaurant meals.

The winners will be announced at an elegant Gala Dinner in December, which some consider to be the ‘Oscars’ of the local restaurant industry.

The survey commenced on 1st September, with diners across Malta & Gozo encouraged to visit the Restaurants Malta website and voicing their opinion. Submitting an informative or witty comment could put you in the chance to win a plethora of prizes including a luxury two night stay at the Hilton Malta, one night for two in a Deluxe Sea View Room at Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa, one night for two in a Superior Room at The Phoenicia Malta and so much more.

Take part now and be in the chance to win!

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Birkirkara FC To Host 1st UEFA Women’s Champions League Qualifier

Birkirkara FC To Host 1st UEFA Women's Champions League Qualifier
Sep 4 2023 Share

In recent years, Maltese teams have been working hard to improve, and now Birkirkara FC has a golden opportunity to raise awareness of women’s football in Malta as they will be hosting the first qualifying round of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Birkirkara FC is in Group 11 and will play against ZFK Breznica from Montenegro.

The winner of that match will then face FC Zurich Frauen from Switzerland. The first match against Breznica is on September 6, 2023, at 18:00hrs. The second match follows three days later. Both games will happen at the Centenary Stadium.

This is the second time Malta is hosting this round of the competition. Birkirkara had the honor back in August 2012, becoming the first Maltese club to do so.

Participation in the UEFA Women’s Champions League

In Malta, currently only the winner of the league qualifies for the UEFA Women’s Champions League. This will be Birkirkara’s 10th season in the competition, and their sixth consecutive appearance. Over the years, the Stripes have come close to securing their first-ever point on multiple occasions, but they ended up losing the matches by a one-goal margin.

Notably, this happened against SU 1 Dezembro of Portugal and Olimipia Ljubljana of Slovenia, in the latter, the decisive goal was being conceded in the last kick of the game. However, the breakthrough came during the 2018-2019 season when they managed to secure a draw against Cardiff Met of Wales with a 2-2 score. Raina Giusti and Ylenia Carabott were the scorers for the Stripes.

A record for Maltese football – the first ever win in the UEFA Women’s Champions League

Last season, the team achieved a remarkable milestone that etched a new chapter in Maltese history. On Sunday, August 21, 2022, the Stripes staged a remarkable comeback to secure a victory against Glentoran FC from Northern Ireland. Raina Giusti and Charlene Zammit scored a goal each, marking a historic moment as the first-ever victory for a Maltese club in this prestigious competition.

The Opponents

Birkirkara’s opponents are ŽFK Breznica from Pjevlja, Montenegro. The team was founded in 2013 and achieved its first championship during the 2015-2016 season. Since then, they have clinched the championship title every consecutive season, amassing a total of seven championships. The team primarily consists of Montenegrin players, and they have been notably active this summer, bolstering their squad by securing signings such as Anja Simonovic, Mia Baturan, Katarina Cadjenovic, and Sanja Nedic. Notably, Sanja Nedic has transferred from Bosnian champions FK Sarajevo.

In the event that the Stripes triumph over Breznica, they will face an even more formidable challenge in the form of FC Zürich Frauen.

Preparations underway

The draw poses a formidable challenge for the Stripes; however, the Maltese Champions are diligently gearing up for the task at hand. Led by Jose Borg, a holder of the UEFA ‘PRO’ coaching qualification, who has extended his contract for another year following his arrival at the club last season, there’s a clear commitment to the team’s ongoing development. They initiated their pre-season preparations in mid-July, setting their course for progress and their preparations are now in its crucial stages.

Mr. Borg is supported by fitness coach Mr. Nigel McCarthy, who has established a comprehensive strength and conditioning program to enhance the players fitness level. This initiative is bolstered by the backing of the club’s sponsor, Fort Fitness, which has generously extended its support to the team for the second consecutive year.

The Club is poised for several changes in its squad, including the addition of a fresh set of foreign players including of American duo namely Caitlin Rogers and Arianna Del Moral together with Uruguayan midfielder Edith Garcia. The club also managed to sign Maltese prolific scorer, Francesca Chircop.

 

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Tickets

Tickets for this match can be bought from Intersport in Qormi, online from https://tickets.mfa.com.mt/ or at the door before the match for the price of €5. Your support makes a difference to help this Maltese club extend their string of positive results in this competition!

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Stunning Exposure Of Maltese Islands On Polish TV

Stunning Exposure Of Maltese Islands On Polish TV
Sep 4 2023 Share

The stunning beauty and rich cultural tapestry of the Maltese Islands are currently the subject of a Polish TV program spanning over 10 captivating episodes. 

Each episode of Eska on the Beach is broadcast on Eska TV in Poland to an audience of around 7 million people, and serves as an immersive window into the beauty and gems of the Maltese Islands, and is a collaboration between the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA Warsaw) and Eska TV.

Each episode of the current series traverses the Maltese archipelago from its hidden treasures to its storied history. Presented by renowned Polish celebrity Ola Ciupa, the TV series in Malta was shot earlier in the year and is currently being broadcast on Eska TV till the end of August. Re-runs of the series will commence in early 2024, bringing the promotion of the Maltese Islands to a projected audience of around 5 million people in total across both runs.

The Malta episodes of Eska on the Beach focus on history & culture, gastronomy, agritourism, village feasts, faith tourism, active holidays, sun & sea, family holidays, clubbing & nightlife, leisure, luxury and Screen tourism. Two additional episodes totally dedicated to the promotion of Gozo as a distinct destination, also features in the show.

 

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Accompanying the episodes filmed in Malta is a promotional campaign on the network’s social media which have a combined reach of over 1.6 million people.

The Regional Director of the Malta Tourism Authority for Poland, Eastern Europe and The Baltics Jimmy Attard stated: “These great episodes on Polish TV clearly highlight the key unique selling propositions of our Islands and why the Maltese islands are marketed as an all year-round destination. We will continue with our untiring marketing efforts to register another record year for arrivals from the Polish market.”

Malta Tourism Authority Chief Executive Officer Carlo Micallef commented: “This collaboration with Eska TV allows millions of Polish people, as well as other countries in the region, to embark on a virtual journey to Malta and will surely entice them to visit our Islands.

“The Polish market is one that is carries a lot of potential to be lucrative and is growing in significance year after year. In fact, in the first six months of this year we have registered an increase of 55 % in arrivals over the same period in 2019,” concluded Mr Micallef.

Eska TV is an extension of the multimedia online platform of Radio Eska and is dedicated to lifestyle, music and entertainment programs. It can be watched over the Internet as well as on terrestrial and satellite television. Eska on the Beach is the station’s flagship programme during the summer months.

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