Football

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...

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...

9th November

Club championship a testing ground for football club

THE Bureta football club which comprises of majority Suva football team players and Police football club will use the National Club Championship as a build up towards the Pacific Cup in Australia later this month. The Bureta FC has the services of most Suva players and they will need to impress the Suva coaching staff...

Combined Brothers secure spot in national cub championship

COMBINED Brothers football club were able to secure a spot after six years at the 2018 Vodafone National club championship which will be held this weekend at the Fiji Football Association academy in Vatuwaqa, Suva. Team coach Intiaz Khan said the competition would be tough because they were coming in after six years. “The competition...

8th November

Super League players would risk a World Cup ban, says FIFA boss

LONDON (Reuters) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino warned on Wednesday that any players taking part in a breakaway European super league would be excluded from the World Cup and other international tournaments. Those who might be barred should such a league get off the ground could include the likes of Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Brazilian Neymar,...

7th November

OFC Champions League venues confirmed

THE 2019 OFC Competition calendar will be jam-packed in 2019 with nine different competitions of differing lengths and stages that will see competitive regional football played from January through to December. When the OFC Executive Committee met in Auckland at the end of October, among the decisions being made was deciding on the hosts for...

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