Football

Pathway to help futsal

Fiji Futsal team head coach Jerry Sam plans to lay a platform for all teams to follow as he maps a workable pathway to make his work easy when it comes to selecting players for...

Heavy rain mars CVC game 1

The Fiji Football Association has confirmed that because of the The Pillay Garments Champion versus Champion match between Rewa and Suva will be moved to a later date. “Because of the unplayable ground condition, the second half match of the Pillay Garments Champion vs Champion series between Suvav FC and Rewa FC has been postponed,”...

Fiji goes down fighting

The first ever South Pacific Games was held in Fiji 60 years ago from August to September in 1963. And one of the biggest achievers in the games was the Fiji national football side which managed to reach the finals. However, their hope of creating history was crushed when the side went down 8-2 to...

Kane breaks Greaves Tottenham goal record, now targets Shearer

LONDON (Reuters) -Harry Kane described becoming Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer as surreal and a dream come true after taking his tally to 267 and moving past Jimmy Greaves on Sunday. The 29-year-old struck in the 15th minute to earn his side a 1-0 win over Manchester City, also taking his Premier League total to 200....

Kane’s record-breaking goal seals Tottenham win over Man City

LONDON (Reuters) -Manchester City’s bid to chop Arsenal’s Premier League lead to two points was scuppered as Harry Kane’s record-breaking goal earned Tottenham Hotspur a 1-0 win over the champions on Sunday. Kane’s 15th-minute effort punished some sloppy City passing and made him the north London club’s all-time top goalscorer with 267, taking him past...

Bayern go back on top by ending winless run with 4-2 victory at Wolfsburg

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) -Bayern Munich scored three times in a stellar 10-minute spell in the first half to battle past hosts VfL Wolfsburg 4-2 on Sunday, ending their three-game winless run in the league and reclaiming the top spot. The Bavarians went into the match with club bosses locked in a public spat with injured...

Egypt’s Al Ahly to play Real Madrid in Club World Cup semi-final

TANGIER (Reuters) – A deflected shot handed Egypt’s Al Ahly a late winner as they edged Seattle Sounders 1-0 at the Club World Cup in Morocco on Saturday to book a semi-final against Real Madrid next week. Mohamed Afsha’s 88th minute rebound, after he had initially struck the woodwork, took a wicked deflection to win...

5th February

Soccer-Everton’s win over Arsenal is just the start says Dyche

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – New Everton manager Sean Dyche declared his side’s battling 1-0 win over Premier League leaders Arsenal was just the start as he made his debut in the Goodison Park dugout on Saturday. The former Burnley boss’s Everton side subjected Arsenal to their second league defeat of the season after a second-half...

2023 Futsal IDC: Ba defeats defending champs to win final

Rooster Chicken Ba Futsal side won the Extra Supermarket Futsal IDC after narrowly defeating defending champion Suva in a close match 7-6 in an entertaining final at the Vodafone Arena. Fiji Football Association CEO Mohammed Yusuf thanked the participating teams. National coach Jerry Sam said it was four days of competitive games and he was...

2023 Futsal IDC: Tailevu\Naitasiri win women’s title

Tailevu\Naitasiri women’s futsal team beat Suva 5-3  in the finals of the 2023Extra Supermarket Futsal Inter-District Championship. Manager Matelita Vuakoso said women do not have a lot of opportunity in futsal. She said this championship was a great start for the team as they prepared for local competitions. “Futsal will help these girls with speed,...

3rd February

Fiji FA verifies player transfers

The Fiji Football Association is in the process of verifying all the player transfers for the 2023 season. The first transfer window for the season closed two days ago. Former Labasa, Rewa, and national team midfielder Ilisoni Tuinawaivuvu Logavou has applied for his transfer from Rewa to Nasinu. Digicel Junior Bula Boys reps Mohammed Raheem, Gulam...

Futsal IDC: Rewa wins futsal opener against Nasinu

Rewa improved on its defence which resulted in its 8-1 win against Nasinu 1 in the first round of the Extra Supermarket Futsal IDC held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday. Coach Mohammed Shahrouf said Nasinu tested their defence but his boys stood strong. “It was a big win but we have to go...

Soccer-World Cup ambassador says Saudi sponsorship would be ‘disempowering’ for women

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Former New Zealand international Maia Jackman said Saudi sponsorship of the Women’s World Cup would be in “complete opposition” to female empowerment and set back her work as an ambassador for the tournament. Australia and New Zealand, co-hosts of this year’s World Cup, wrote to global soccer governing body FIFA on Wednesday seeking...

2nd February

Soccer-Premier League is ‘financially doped’, says LaLiga president

(Reuters) – Spain’s LaLiga president Javier Tebas has said teams in the Premier League are “financially doped” after they spent a record $1 billion in the January transfer window and outspent the rest of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues by almost four to one. According to Tebas, the teams in English football’s top division make multi-million...

Futsal IDC: Spots up for grabs

The Extra Supermarket Futsal Inter District Championship which kicks off at the Vodafone Arena in Suva today will serve as selection for the national training squad in preparation for the 2023 Oceania Football Confederation Futsal Championship. The winner of the OFC Futsal Championship that will be held in Auckland, New Zealand in October will qualify...

1st February

Soccer-Premier League clubs spend $1 billion for first time in January transfer window

(Reuters) – Premier League soccer clubs spent a record 815 million pounds ($1.00 billion) in the January transfer window, an analysis from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group said on Wednesday. The biggest spenders were Chelsea, responsible for 37% of the total – equivalent to more than the combined spend by all clubs in the Bundesliga, LaLiga,...

Futsal IDC: Suva to face Tavua in opening match

Defending champion Suva will face Tavua in their opening match of the Extra Supermarket Futsal Inter District Championship at the Vodafone Arena tomorrow evening. Nasinu, Rewa, Lami, Tailevu Naitasiri, Tavua, Suva, Savusavu and Labasa are participating in the Futsal IDC. The winner of the tournament will receive $4500 while the runner-up will get $1500. Fixtures:...

31st January

Australia coach Arnold to stay on through 2026 World Cup

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia coach Graham Arnold will stay in the job until the end of the 2026 World Cup finals in North America, Football Australia (FA) said on Monday. Arnold led the Socceroos to the last 16 at the World Cup for only the second time in Qatar last year before a narrow 2-1 loss...

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