Football

27th July

OFC’s new strategy to examine ways of attracting more women to soccer

AUCKLAND,27 JULY 2021 (ABC)–The former coach of the Fijian men’s soccer team, Christophe Gamel, has always said that in his opinion a women’s team from the Pacific would qualify for a FIFA World Cup long...

26th July

OlyWhites stumble to Honduras loss

New Zealand’s hopes of making the Tokyo Olympic men’s football quarter-finals hang in the balance after Honduras snatched a late 3-2 win in Sunday’s second Group B pool match. After upsetting South Korea 1-0 earlier in the week, the OlyWhites were hunting a second victory to secure their spot in the next round. The omens...

25th July

Football Ferns fade against world champions

The Football Ferns were defeated 6-1 by reigning world champions USA in their second group game of the Tokyo Olympics. The USA, having lost their opening game 3-0 against Sweden, were ruthless in Saitama Stadium, as they fought to reignite their Olympic campaign. Lindsay Horan, Rose Lavelle, Alex Morgan and Christen Press each scored a...

23rd July

Team Fiji set for Olympics start – Bower

All are safe and well at the Olympic Games Village in Japan, says Team Fiji chef de mission Patrick Bower. The former Suva school teacher said Fiji’s athletes and officials had been strictly following the games protocols laid down by Japan amidst the rise and scare of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. “We are all safe and healthy,” Bower said from the Games Village in Tokyo...

Aussies stun 10-man Argentina at Tokyo Olympics as football shocks keep coming

Argentina, Spain, Egypt. On paper, it looked like a classic group of death – but Graham Arnold, the Olyroos coach, insisted on calling it a “group of dreams” and vowed his team was ready to shock the world. It was the sort of pre-tournament bluster many have come to expect from Arnold in recent years....

OlyWhites make perfect start to Tokyo Olympics with famous win over South Korea

The OlyWhites have made a perfect start to their Tokyo Olympics campaign with a famous win over South Korea. Striker Chris Wood scored in the 76th minute to clinch an invaluable 1-0 victory over the Asian champions at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium on Thursday. The lone goal secured New Zealand’s first-ever win in men’s football at...

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