Football

Fiji FA verifies player transfers

The Fiji Football Association is in the process of verifying all the player transfers for the 2023 season. The first transfer window for the season closed two days ago. Former Labasa, Rewa, and national team...

Futsal IDC: Rewa wins futsal opener against Lami

Rewa improved on its defence which resulted in its 8-1 win against Nasinu 1 in the first round of the Extra Supermarket Futsal IDC held at the Vodafone Arena in Suva yesterday. Coach Mohammed Shahrouf said Nasinu tested their defence but his boys stood strong. “It was a big win but we have to go...

Soccer-World Cup ambassador says Saudi sponsorship would be ‘disempowering’ for women

MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Former New Zealand international Maia Jackman said Saudi sponsorship of the Women’s World Cup would be in “complete opposition” to female empowerment and set back her work as an ambassador for the tournament. Australia and New Zealand, co-hosts of this year’s World Cup, wrote to global soccer governing body FIFA on Wednesday seeking...

2nd February

Soccer-Premier League is ‘financially doped’, says LaLiga president

(Reuters) – Spain’s LaLiga president Javier Tebas has said teams in the Premier League are “financially doped” after they spent a record $1 billion in the January transfer window and outspent the rest of Europe’s ‘big five’ leagues by almost four to one. According to Tebas, the teams in English football’s top division make multi-million...

Futsal IDC: Spots up for grabs

The Extra Supermarket Futsal Inter District Championship which kicks off at the Vodafone Arena in Suva today will serve as selection for the national training squad in preparation for the 2023 Oceania Football Confederation Futsal Championship. The winner of the OFC Futsal Championship that will be held in Auckland, New Zealand in October will qualify...

1st February

Soccer-Premier League clubs spend $1 billion for first time in January transfer window

(Reuters) – Premier League soccer clubs spent a record 815 million pounds ($1.00 billion) in the January transfer window, an analysis from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group said on Wednesday. The biggest spenders were Chelsea, responsible for 37% of the total – equivalent to more than the combined spend by all clubs in the Bundesliga, LaLiga,...

Futsal IDC: Suva to face Tavua in opening match

Defending champion Suva will face Tavua in their opening match of the Extra Supermarket Futsal Inter District Championship at the Vodafone Arena tomorrow evening. Nasinu, Rewa, Lami, Tailevu Naitasiri, Tavua, Suva, Savusavu and Labasa are participating in the Futsal IDC. The winner of the tournament will receive $4500 while the runner-up will get $1500. Fixtures:...

31st January

Australia coach Arnold to stay on through 2026 World Cup

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia coach Graham Arnold will stay in the job until the end of the 2026 World Cup finals in North America, Football Australia (FA) said on Monday. Arnold led the Socceroos to the last 16 at the World Cup for only the second time in Qatar last year before a narrow 2-1 loss...

30th January

Brighton strike late to knock holders Liverpool out of FA Cup

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) -Holders Liverpool were knocked out of the FA Cup after losing 2-1 at Brighton & Hove Albion in the fourth round on Sunday as Kaoru Mitoma struck a late winner, before fifth-tier Wrexham were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw by 10-man Sheffield United. In Brighton, Harvey Elliott put Liverpool ahead, Lewis...

Dortmund make it three out of three this year with 2-0 win over Leverkusen

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Reuters) -Borussia Dortmund cruised past hosts Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 on Sunday for their third win in three league matches since the Bundesliga resumed after the winter break, climbing to within three points of the top spot. Goals from Karim Adeyemi and a second half own goal from Edmond Tapsoba gave Dortmund a comfortable...

Soccer-Lazio lose ground after 1-1 draw with Fiorentina

(Reuters) – Lazio missed the chance to move up to second in Serie A when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Fiorentina at home on Sunday. Maurizio Sarri’s side are now in third place with 38 points, 12 behind leaders Napoli who were playing later on Sunday. Fiorentina are 12th with 24 points....

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