Football

16th August

Soccer: Talks break down, U.S. women’s team turn to court

(Reuters) – The female players who sued the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for equal pay reported that talks broke down on Wednesday and said they were now turning their attention to the courts where...

15th August

Au revoir Fiji!

NATIONAL football coach Christophe Gamel will return to France at the end of the month after stepping down from his position. Gamel made the announcement yesterday citing personal reasons at the Fiji Football Association headquarters in Vatuwaqa, Suva. “It was a wonderful moment,” Gamel said after describing his time with Fiji football. Fiji FA president...

14th August

Gamel steps down as national football coach

CHRISTOPHE Gamel has stepped down from his role as the national football coach. Citing personal reasons for his decision, Gamel will officially end his contract at the end of the month. “I can tell with the people of Fiji, football is in your blood and you a really true fans,” Gamel said in his official...

Murray won’t play U.S. Open singles after loss on return

(Reuters) – U.S. Soccer on Monday appointed former player Kate Markgraf as general manager of the World Cup-winning women’s team where she will lead the search for a new head coach following Jill Ellis’ announcement last month that she would step down. Markgraf, who was part of the world title winning team in 1999, said...

13th August

Wolves’ skipper growls at VAR after goal ruled out

(Reuters) – Wolverhampton Wanderers’ skipper Conor Coady has criticised officials after his team had a goal disallowed by the video assistant referee (VAR) for a handball in their 0-0 Premier League draw with Leicester City on Sunday. Midfielder Leander Dendoncker struck from close range early in the second half but the goal was ruled out...

12th August

Neymar not missed as PSG breeze to 3-0 win over Nimes

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris St Germain’s star-studded attack brushed off the absence of Neymar as Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and substitute Angel Di Maria all got on the scoresheet in a comfortable 3-0 home win over Nimes in their Ligue 1 opener on Sunday. The champions left the 27-year-old Brazil forward out of their squad...

Maguire catches Mourinho’s eye on Manchester United debut

(Reuters) – Harry Maguire brought instant stability to Manchester United’s much-maligned defence on Sunday and their 4-0 win over Chelsea showed he can build a strong partnership with fellow centre back Victor Lindelof, Jose Mourinho has said. Maguire became the world’s most expensive defender when United paid a reported 80 million pounds for his services...

Football parent body wants to keep drugs out of the sport

THE Fiji Football Association is determined to clean the sport out of drugs by increasing the fines and suspensions of those who test positive. The Fiji FA has decided to take a tough stance on drug cheats and as a result is also putting up mandatory fines for districts and clubs as well. The parent...

Fiji FA investigates Nasinu football club

THE Nasinu Football Association is in hot water for defying the tournament rules to force goalkeeper Josaia Ratu to continue playing in the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants semi-final against Labasa following a concussion at Churchill Park, Lautoka on Saturday. Ratu fell twice heavily on the ground receiving a head knock in the first...

Labasa breaks BOG jinx

FORMER Lautoka rep Siotama Kubu broke the hearts of the home fans as he chipped the ball over Lautoka goalkeeper Beniamino Mateinaqara to earn Labasa a 1-0 victory in the final of the Inkk Mobile Battle of the Giants at Churchill Park yesterday. Kubu who moved to Labasa from the Sugar City last year, timed...

11th August

Felix at the double as Atletico down Juventus

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Record signing Joao Felix scored two first-half goals for Atletico Madrid as they secured a 2-1 win over Juventus in the International Champions Cup at the Friends Arena on Saturday. Although the vast majority of fans in the crowd seemed to be more interested in seeing his fellow Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, Felix...

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