Football

Courts IDC: Special IDC meet

In an effort to further boost women’s football in the country, Fiji Football Association has decided for the first time, football fans will be watching the women footballers in action at the main pitch before...

Mobil signs up as Fiji FA’s exclusive fuel partner

Fiji’s longest-serving oil company Mobil Oil Fiji is now the exclusive fuel partner of Fiji FA for the 2020-2021 season. Speaking at the FFA headquarters in Vatuwaqa today, Mobil lead country manager Adi Tamara said the sponsorship would help foster the development of football at all levels. “Both Mobil and FFA are driven to succeed...

Courts IDC: Ticket sales begin

The 2020 Courts Inter District Championship ticket sales have started. Fiji Football Association Chief Executive Officer said tickets will only be sold at the Fiji Sports Council office in Laucala Bay, Suva. “The tickets will be only sold there and I urge fans to buy their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment,” said Yusuf in...

Mason says handball rule could result in players risking injury

(Reuters) – The Premier League’s stricter approach to the new handball law could result in players hesitating to use their arms to protect themselves during aerial challenges, former England midfielder Ryan Mason said on Tuesday. A series of controversial handball decisions in the opening weeks of the Premier League has led to calls from some...

30th September

Messi seeks to draw line under Barca departure saga

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has said he wishes to move on from his recent bid to walk out of the club and his recent attacks on the board of directors, calling for everyone to pull together to help the team have a successful season. Messi handed Barca an official notice in August...

Man Utd boss Solskjaer calls for clarity on handball rule

(Reuters) – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says managers need more clarity on the Premier League’s handball rule following a series of controversial decisions in the opening weeks of the season. Tottenham Hotspur were denied a victory on Sunday after Newcastle United were awarded a penalty in stoppage time for handball by Eric Dier, who was facing...

29th September

Paraguayan club president gets lifetime ban for match manipulation

BERN/ASUNCION (Reuters) – The president of Paraguayan club Olimpia, one of the most successful in South America, has been banned for life from football after being found guilty of match manipulation, global soccer body FIFA said on Monday. In an announcement which stunned the country, FIFA said that Marco Trovato, who has held the position...

Liverpool maintain 100% start with win over Arsenal

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Premier League champions Liverpool maintained their 100% start to the season with a 3-1 win against Arsenal at Anfield on Monday leaving them level on nine points with pacesetters Everton and Leicester City. The visitors took the lead through an Alexandre Lacazette strike but Liverpool were in front by the break...

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