Football

Bosnia promoted to Nations League top tier with Austria draw

VIENNA (Reuters) – Bosnia were promoted to the Nation League’s top tier after a 0-0 draw away to rivals Austria in League B Group 3 on Thursday gave them an unassailable lead over their opponents....

Rooney says farewell as England beat United States

LONDON (Reuters) – There was no farewell goal but plenty of pride and appreciation as Wayne Rooney made his 120th and final appearance for England in a 3-0 win over the United States in a friendly at Wembley on Thursday. England’s all-time top scorer Rooney came on as a 58th-minute substitute, to roars from the...

13th November

Vodafone National Club Championship: Nadi qualifies for finals

DEFENDING champions Nadi’s Blues FC have qualified to the finals of the Vodafone National Club Championship to be played in Suva this weekend. After the playoff rounds last weekend, Blues have qualified from the western zone with Ba’s Nailaga and Yalalevu and FC City United of Lautoka. Friends United of Nasinu,Rewa’s Kasavu FC, Suva’s Bureta...

Davis joins camp for OFC Women’s Nations Cup

VODAFONE Fiji women’s football USA based sensation Trina Davis has arrived in the country for the OFC Women’s Nations Cup to be played next week. Davis was received at the Nadi International Airport by her family members and national football coach Christophe Gamel. She will now join camp with the rest of the Vodafone National...

12th November

Resurgent Real maintain winning run under Solari at Celta

VIGO (Reuters) – Real Madrid notched a fourth straight win under interim coach Santiago Solari by winning 4-2 at Celta Vigo on Sunday to move to within four points of La Liga leaders Barcelona. Karim Benzema gave the European champions the lead in the 20th minute with an irresistible piece of control and finish after...

Sport grab vital point in battle to avoid drop in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Recife club Sport grabbed a vital away point in a 0-0 draw at Fluminense on Sunday to keep their hopes alive of avoiding the drop in Brazil’s Serie A. Luciano had the ball in the net for Fluminense six minutes from time but the goal was correctly chalked off for...

Ventura offers resignation at Chievo after four games

MILAN (Reuters) – Chievo coach Gian Piero Ventura offered his resignation on Sunday immediately after his side had picked up their first point in their four games under his leadership, a club director said. The Flying Donkeys, who are bottom of the Serie A table and have yet to win a league match this season,...

Messi returns with double but Barca lose at home to Betis

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Lionel Messi scored twice on his eagerly-awaited return but La Liga leaders Barcelona were still left shell-shocked by a scintillating Real Betis side, who beat them at their own game of possession football to win 4-3 at the Nou Camp on Sunday. The club from Seville began the match in 16th place...

Inter’s seven-match winning run ended at Atalanta

MILAN (Reuters) – Inter Milan’s run of seven successive league wins was abruptly ended on Sunday when they were crushed 4-1 at Atalanta in rain-sodden conditions. Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez capped the win by scoring with a spectacular dipping shot in stoppage time seconds after Inter midfielder Marcelo Brozovic had been sent off for a...

10th November

National club championship on in Suva

THE second round of pool games in the National Club Championship kicked off today at the Fiji football academy ground in Vatuwaqa. Nasinu football club games runners up Friends United displayed another epic performance in the first round of their second pool play thumping Combine Brothers 5-0. Nasinu Club games champions Chelsea football team is...

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