Football

12th December

Chelsea ban fans over alleged racial abuse of Sterling

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea said on Monday they had banned four supporters from matches pending an investigation into alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling. The incident involving the 24-year-old England international occurred...

Everton deny Watford with last-gasp equaliser

Everton’s France defender Lucas Digne scored with a superb free kick deep into added time to salvage a 2-2 draw with Watford in a frenetic Premier League clash at Goodison Park on Monday. Richarlison had given the home side an early lead before Watford made it 2-1 with two goals in three minutes just past...

11th December

Teenager Foden extends Manchester City deal to 2024

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Manchester City’s England Under-21 playmaker Phil Foden has agreed a 5-1/2-year contract extension through to 2024 with the Premier League champions, the club announced on Monday. The Stockport-born 18-year-old, a lifelong City fan, has been with the Blues since the age of eight and made his debut in November 2017 as...

10th December

Fiji West dominates Fiji Cup

THE Fiji West Under-18 side won the 2018 Fiji Cup title defeating Manukau in the final on Saturday. Both teams were locked 1-all at full time as the Fijians won 3-2 on penalty kicks. Manukau participated in the tournament for the first time. Fiji West also won the U18 Girls title defeating Australia’s IFG 3-nil...

9th December

Roy’s Phoenix team moves up as he scores a double

FIJIAN wonder boy Roy Krishna was in sensational form as he scored twice to help Wellington Phoenix upset reigning Hyundai A-League Premiers Sydney FC 3-1 yesterday. Krishna scored twice in a lapse of nine first half minutes as the Phoenix led 3-1 in Sydney. The win lifts Wellington Phoenix from ninth to 7th position on...

8th December

Fiji women’s football moves up in latest FIFA rankings

THE Vodafone Fiji women’s football side has clawed its way up nine positions in the latest FIFA World rankings. The Marika Rodu coached side is now ranked 72nd in the world. The rise is the outcome of the second place finish at the recent Oceania Nations Cup in Papua New Guinea. Fiji is ranked third...

6th December

Fiji men’s football ranked 169th

THE Vodafone Fiji men’s football side is now ranked 169th in the latest FIFA World rankings. The national side has dropped two spots from its previous ranking of 167. Fiji remains ranked below teams like New Zealand, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea in the Oceania region. Meanwhile, Belgium is still...

Fijian wonder boy is now a Kiwi

FIJIAN wonder-boy and Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna has gained New Zealand citizenship. Krishna joined New Zealand’s Waitakere United in 2008, and in the 10 years following has had a stellar football career encompassing Auckland City FC and 100 games for the Wellington Phoenix. He is Wellington Phoenix’s most decorative goal scorer, topping the list...

Western teams for 2018 Futsal IDC

THE three teams from the Western Division have been finalised for 2018 Vodafone Futsal Inter District Championship to be played at the University of the South Pacific multipurpose courts in Suva from December 13-16. This is after the Fiji Football Association revived the abbreviated competition in the Western Division after a long time. The top...

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