Using it to treat all manner of diseases and as an antidote to every kind of poison, they called it “all heal”. Kissing under the mistletoe is first found associated with the Greek festival of Saturnalia and later with primitive marriage rites. In Scandinavia, mistletoe was considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could declare a truce or warring spouses would kiss and make up.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has threatened to take legal action following claims made by former members of Malta’s national team that they were drugged before suffering a heavy defeat to Spain in 1983.Ex Malta internationals Silvio Demanuele, Emanuel Fabri and Carmel Busuttil, as well as former Malta coach Victor Scerri said during an interview with “Fiebre Maldini,” a Spanish TV show on Movistar + that they were drugged at half time of their 12 1 loss to Spain in Seville.Scotland now have their World Cup qualification hopes in their own hands after a crucial, if unspectacular, 2 0 win over minnows Malta at Hampden Park.Defender Christophe Berra headed in a Leigh Griffiths corner in the ninth minute of a flat and insipid first half before the Celtic striker added a second from close range four minutes after the restart.The two goal cushion allowed attention to turn firmly to Wembley, where Group F leaders England came from behind to beat second place Slovakia 2 1.England are on the brink of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup after a 4 0 win in Malta on Friday night.Harry Kane’s second half goal helped Gareth Southgate’s men on their way to a crucial win in Group F but it was a frustrating display from the Three Lions.Kane’s 53rd minute effort after once again failing to score in the month of August ended his wait for a goal and spared England embarrassment in their bid to reach the World Cup next summer. It was a frustrating night up to that point.Spain rallied with two late goals to salvage a 2 2 draw with England in a friendly at Wembley on Tuesday.Adam Lallana opened the scoring for England from the penalty spot, the Liverpool man playing a whipped in pass to spring Jamie Vardy in Spain’s penalty area, and he was taken down by Pepe Reina with the referee pointing immediately to the spot.Lallana stepped up and calmly fired home past Reina to put England up 1 0. It was the third goal in as many international matches for Lallana, who was.Slovenia are up to second in World Cup Qualifying European Group F after Benjamin Verbic’s delightful finish just after half time earned them a 1 0 victory in Malta..