Football

17th January

Esports: Milan to host FIFA eClub World Cup in February

(Reuters) – FIFA announced on Wednesday that its eClub World Cup will take place in Milan from Feb. 7-9 after 24 teams secured qualification through five rounds of online matches. The competition, in its fourth...

16th January

Fiji FA confirms transfer

ABOUT five confirmed local football players are taking advantage of the transfer windows applying to other districts before it closes at the end of the month. Fiji FA chief executive officer said there had been heaps of transfer applications coming in which should be finalised by the end of the month. “We have a very...

Barca post biggest operating revenues among Europe’s champions

(Reuters) – La Liga champions Barcelona recorded operating revenues of 839.5 million euros ($935.29 million) in the 2018-19 season, over 200m euros more than any of the other victors in Europe’s eight major leagues, a study from auditing firm KPMG revealed on Wednesday. The Spanish champions’ revenues eclipsed those of Ligue 1’s Paris St Germain...

Henderson, Bronze win England’s player of year awards

(Reuters) – Jordan Henderson and Lucy Bronze have been named England’s players of the year for 2019, the Football Association has said. Liverpool captain Henderson secured the men’s prize ahead of Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane after lifting the Champions League trophy with the Merseyside club. The 29-year-old also helped England secure qualification for Euro...

15th January

Man United scrap plans for Middle East break

(Reuters) – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said the club have scrapped plans for a winter training camp in the Middle East because of security concerns. United do not play between Premier League matches at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Feb. 1 and at Chelsea on Feb. 17. Solskjaer took his squad to...

Barcelona knock Real Madrid off top of Money League

LONDON (Reuters) – Barcelona have overtaken Real Madrid to top the Deloitte Football Money League for the first time and become the first club to break the 800 million euros (686 million pounds) revenue barrier. The 23rd edition of the table shows an 11% rise in combined revenues, excluding transfer fees, for the top 20...

It was the right time to change coach, says Barca president

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Ernesto Valverde was sacked as coach even though Barcelona are on top of La Liga because the team needed an injection of momentum, president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Tuesday at the presentation of new coach Quique Setien. Former Real Betis coach Setien has signed a contract until June 2022 after Valverde...

14th January

Women’s teams to feature in Futsal event

FOR the first time feature women’s teams will take part in the Futsal League event which is scheduled to kick off from next month will for the first time feature women’s teams in the competition. The event which is organised by Bula Events Group, will also see the participation of four veteran’s teams. Event coordinator...

New coach for Fiji football

FIJI Football Association chief executive officer Mohammed Yusuf says they have an idea of who will take over the reins of Fiji’s national football coach. The Fiji FA has narrowed down the eight short-listed candidates to five and is expected to name the coach soon. Yusuf said they had their eyes upon a certain coach...

Real win Super Cup with help from cynical saviour Valverde

JEDDAH (Reuters) – Real Madrid were crowned winners of the first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw after extra time in a tense final. The crucial moment in the game came when Real midfielder Federico...

13th January

Norwich fan buys players a drink in his will

(Reuters) – Norwich City fan Barrie Greaves left 100 pounds ($130.59) in his will so the struggling Premier League club’s players could have a drink on him, the BBC reported on Saturday. Norwich tweeted https://twitter.com/NorwichCityFC a photo of their squad raising a glass to Barrie, who died on Dec. 28 aged 83. He had always...

Only the title interests me, not records, says Klopp

LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool continued to break new ground as they set a Premier League record with a 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but for Juergen Klopp it was just another three points en route to the title. Roberto Firmino’s 37th-minute goal proved sufficient for Liverpool to rack up a 20th win in...

Inter go clear at the top despite being held by Atalanta

MILAN (Reuters) – A late penalty save by Inter Milan’s Samir Handanovic secured a point for the Serie A leaders against Atalanta in a 1-1 draw at San Siro on Saturday as they moved one point clear of Juventus. Lautaro Martinez had fired Antonio Conte’s side in front after four minutes but Robin Gosens levelled...

12th January

Lautoka three eye Ba move

THREE top Lautoka players are eyeing a move to neighbouring district Ba for the 2020 season. They include star goalkeeper Benaminio Matainaqara, strike ace Samuela Drudru and versatile left midfielder Muni Shivam Naidu. The trio have applied for transfers from their respective clubs and Lautoka Football Association. Mateinaqara plays for Press FC, Naidu represents United...

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