Football

Buke, Rahim star for Nadroga

Nadroga overpowered a gutsy Nasinu side 2-0 in round 16 of their Digicel Premier League match yesterday at the HFC Bank Stadium at Laucala Bay, Suva. The Stallions opened the scoresheets in the 40th minute...

Nadi upsets Suva in league thriller

It was a thrilling match yesterday between Suva and Nadi in Round 16 of the Digicel Premier League where the Jetsetters toppled the Capital City side 1-0. Both teams piled on the pressure for most of the first-half as they missed a few clear shots at goal. The two teams remained scoreless at halftime. Nadi...

Liverpool held, Spurs and Chelsea win in Premier League openers

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Title contenders Liverpool could only manage a draw at Fulham on the opening Saturday of the Premier League season while Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur made winning starts to the new campaign. Liverpool had to come from behind twice to cancel out goals from Fulham’s Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic with new signing...

Manchester United must let Ronaldo leave, says Rooney

(Reuters) – Former Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney believes that the club must let Cristiano Ronaldo leave if they are to build a successful team for the future under new manager Erik ten Hag. The 37-year-old Ronaldo, who re-signed for United from Juventus last season, reportedly wants a move away from Old Trafford after the...

Tottenham crush Southampton for impressive opening win

LONDON (Reuters) -Tottenham Hotspur underlined their credentials as a team capable of a Premier League title challenge with a confident 4-1 defeat of Southampton to get their campaign up and running on Saturday. The hosts fell behind to a James Ward-Prowse volley in the 12th minute but dominated throughout with goals by Ryan Sessegnon, Eric...

Magic Mitrovic nets twice as Fulham hold Liverpool to 2-2 draw

LONDON (Reuters) -Aleksandar Mitrovic’s brace of goals was cancelled out by strikes from Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah as newly promoted Fulham held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw by in the sides’ opening game of the Premier League season at Craven Cottage on Saturday. The home side took the lead on 32 minutes when they...

7th August

Napoli’s Gaetano handed two-match ban for match-fixing joke

(Reuters) – Napoli midfielder Gianluca Gaetano has been handed a two-match ban for making a joke about match-fixing over the phone, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Friday. The 22-year-old — on loan at recently promoted Cremonese at that time — sent a WhatsApp message to Como player Vittorio Parigini four days before their...

‘Angry’ Klopp compares player welfare to climate change, calls for action

(Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has likened player welfare to climate change as an issue that everyone is aware of but no one is prepared to confront, calling on soccer’s governing bodies to act before it is too late. Klopp expressed anger at this year’s World Cup adding to players’ already hectic schedule, with...

Women’s soccer gear in demand after historic England win

LONDON (Reuters) – Weekly sales of women’s soccer gear have tripled since the start of the women’s European Championship that ended on Sunday with an historic England win, according to retailer Fanatics Inc, which sold official merchandise for the tournament. The spike in sales demonstrates the growing appeal of the women’s sportswear market, as social...

4th August

‘The dream of a continent’: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay submit joint World Cup 2030 bid

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay submitted a joint bid on Tuesday to host the 2030 World Cup, an effort that if successful would bring the global tournament back to Uruguay a century after it hosted the first World Cup in 1930. “This is the dream of a continent,” said Alejandro Dominguez,...

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