Football

9th July

Milan hit back with three goals in five minutes to floor Juve

MILAN (Reuters) – AC Milan scored three times in five astonishing second-half minutes as they hit back from two goals down to beat visiting Serie A leaders Juventus 4-2 on Tuesday, the first points dropped...

8th July

No return for Gibson despite Burnley injury woes

BURNLEY, England (Reuters) – Burnley will not be asking Ben Gibson to return to training with the club despite the injury to skipper Ben Mee leaving them with only two senior central defenders for the remainder of the campaign. Gibson joined Burnley for a reported 15 million pounds from Middlesbrough in 2018 but after finding...

Europe’s top-flight clubs face 4 billion euros in lost revenue due to COVID-19

BERN (Reuters) – The novel coronavirus pandemic is likely to cost Europe’s top-flight football clubs around 4 billion euros (3.59 billion pounds) in lost revenue, a study published by the association which represents them said on Tuesday. The analysis by the European Club Association (ECA) also warned that the biggest losses would be felt next...

6th July

Football plan: Star Roy Krishna commends move for academy

Fiji football golden boy Roy Krishna has commended the efforts by Fiji Football Association on expanding the game of football in the Northern Division with the construction of the Labasa Football Academy. “I am so glad that Fiji Football Association is setting up an academy in my hometown Labasa,” Krishna posted on his social media...

Liverpool labour to home win

Liverpool kept alive their bid to finish the Premier League season with a perfect home record after labouring to a 2-0 win against relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Sunday (Monday NZ time) in their first match at Anfield since winning the title. A 17th straight home victory this season _ and surely the most underwhelming _...

Greenwood shines as five-star Man United crush Bournemouth

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester United’s three-pronged attack combined to devastating effect as they crushed Bournemouth 5-2 in the Premier League on Saturday to move into the top four and stretch their unbeaten run to 16 games in all competitions. Mason Greenwood shone with two superb goals while Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and playmaker Bruno...

Kante injury takes gloss of Chelsea win

LONDON (Reuters) – A hamstring injury for N’Golo Kante took some of the gloss off Chelsea’s impressive 3-0 win over Watford on Saturday. Kante picked up the injury in the second half at Stamford Bridge — a potential blow in Chelsea’s battle to seal a top-four finish in the Premier League. The fixtures are coming...

5th July

Patel praises World Cup hosts

Fiji FA president and FIFA council member Rajesh Patel congratulated both New Zealand Football and Football Federation Australia for such a milestone achievement after winning the bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. “On behalf of the board members and the entire football fraternity I heartedly congratulate NZFA on the massive achievement of...

4th July

Fiji FA embarks on northern tour

Fiji Football executives will be in the Northern Division today on a site visitation of the Fiji FA Labasa Academy and meeting with stake-holders in Macuata and Bua. “We will be there to meet with the builders and design consultants in Labasa to see the progress,” confirmed chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf. “It is a...

Krishna commends FFA for construction of academy

Fiji Football’s golden boy Roy Krishna has commended the efforts by Fiji Football on expanding the game of football in the northern division with the construction of the Labasa Football Academy. “So glad that Fiji Football is setting up an academy in my hometown Labasa,” Krishna said on his social media platform Facebook. Krishna had...

MSG Secretariat signs historical MOU with OFC

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today, Friday, July 3, 2020, between the MSG Secretariat Acting Director General, George Hoa’au and the President of the Oceania Football Confederations (OFC), Lambert Maltok to establish a mutually cooperative relationship between the two organisations, in promoting and developing football and futsal in Melanesia. The MoU’s objective include...

Australia and New Zealand named hosts for 2023 Women’s World Cup

(Reuters) – Australia and New Zealand were handed the right to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup soccer tournament by a comfortable margin after a vote by the FIFA Council on Thursday. Their joint proposal beat a rival bid from Colombia to host the tournament which is being expanded to 32 teams. Japan, who had...

3rd July

Premier League: Champion Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp inspired by ‘impressive’ All Blacks

Champion Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed how the All Blacks inspired him throughout his nearly two-decade career in charge. Ahead of the newly-crowned Premier League champions’ trip to Manchester City on Friday (NZT), Klopp spoke of how New Zealand’s premier sporting team shaped his coaching right from the start when taking over German club...

2nd July

Year 12 national rep eyes overseas contract

Former Fiji under-16 national football rep Thomas Dunn has set his eyes on an overseas contract in the near future. The current Navua rep says he is looking forward to the resumption in football. “Really looking forward. It has been a long break. Wanting to get back on the field soon,” he said. The 17-year-old...

Ba works on fitness

Fitness is the key element that Ba is working on as the team heads back into the 2020 Vodafone Premier League. The team is on a tight schedule to be on level terms with the other seven districts before the commencement of competition on July 25. Ba, the defending champion, have played only one match...

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