Football

English football could ‘lose clubs and leagues’ – FA chairman

English football faces “the danger of losing clubs and leagues” amid economic challenges “beyond the wildest imagination”, says Football Association chairman Greg Clarke. The season has been halted indefinitely amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Some...

8th April

Rangers players, staff defer wages amid coronavirus crisis

(Reuters) – Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says the decision by the club’s players, directors and staff to defer wages by three months during the COVID-19 pandemic was a “no-brainer”. Sport around the world has been brought to a standstill by the outbreak of the virus, which has infected 1.27 million people globally and left over...

Spurs’ Son set for chemical warfare training in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min will be exposed to tear gas, undertake live-fire drills and go on a 30km loaded march during three weeks of intense military training in South Korea this month, a Marine Corps official told Reuters on Tuesday. All able-bodied men are required to serve in the military for...

7th April

Fifa rubber stamps New Zealand football prospect Maya Hahn’s Germany switch

A member of New Zealand’s history-making Under-17 Women’s World Cup squad has completed her switch to Germany but her debut has been delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Maya Hahn was supposed to be travelling to Spain this month to make her first appearance for Germany’s under-20 women’s national team after Fifa ratified her switch in...

Man City’s Walker faces disciplinary action for breaking lockdown rules

(Reuters) – Manchester City defender Kyle Walker faces disciplinary action from the Premier League champions after tabloid the Sun said he breached Britain’s lockdown rules by hosting a party during the coronavirus pandemic. The Sun said England international Walker, 29, had also invited two call girls to the party at his Cheshire home last week,...

Esports: Dybala too good for Bale in charity video game clash

(Reuters) – Paulo Dybala left Gareth Bale out of his Real Madrid starting line-up but had no trouble beating the Welshman’s Manchester City side in a FIFA 20 video game as part of a Combat Corona fundraiser for UNICEF at the weekend. Juventus striker Dybala only recently recovered from the coronavirus himself but was in...

6th April

Roy Krishna cleared

Fijian wonder boy Roy Krishna has been cleared by health officials. The ATK star posted on his official Facebook Page about his clearance today. The former Labasa player is pleading with fans to do their part and stay home. “We got our clearance today from the Ministry of Health but will continue staying home and...

England football star Kyle Walker breaks coronavirus lockdown to hire two sex workers

Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker is facing a fine of around $500,000 after being accused of ignoring quarantine rules to host a party with two sex workers. Walker and a friend are alleged to have paid two women to visit his home last Tuesday. Walker, 29, has apologised but faces a substantial fine...

4th April

No regrets, says Kumar

OUTGOING Ba Football Association president Rishi Kumar has no regrets leaving the district which is highly regarded as the ‘kings’ of the sport in the country after being at the helm for 17 years. During his reign, Ba won all the major titles in the country including Fiji FACT, Battle of the Giants, Inter District...

3rd April

Kumar calls it a day

Ba Football Association President Rishi Kumar has stepped down after 17 years at the helm leading the Men in Black to 43 titles. Kumar tendered his resignation to the Ba FA board of control during a meeting on March 16 effective April 1 to spend more time with his family and look after his business....

Uefa working to resume European football around July and August

A European plan is being formed to resume football around July and August, with domestic competitions told not to abandon seasons yet due to the coronavirus pandemic The determination to ensure competitions are “decided on the field” to protect their integrity was outlined in a letter that was obtained by The Associated Press. It was signed...

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