Football

23rd October

Rashford to fight on after MPs reject free school meals campaign

(Reuters) – Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend free school meals over the holidays has suffered a setback after members of the British Parliament voted against the provision. England forward Rashford, who has...

22nd October

Social media must do more to combat online abuse, says Sterling

(Reuters) – Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling said social media companies have the technology to tackle online abuse but questioned whether they have the will to do so. Sterling was responding to the results of a Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) report https://www.thepfa.com/news/2020/10/21/pfa-charity-ai-research-study into messages sent on Twitter to 44 current and former players in England. The...

In-form Wasps stand between Exeter and glorious double

LONDON (Reuters) – For the second week in a row Exeter Chiefs head into a big final in great shape against a team whose preparations have been badly disrupted and, in the case of Wasps, who began the week not knowing if they were even going to play Wasps were eventually cleared to take the...

Coach Kumar leaves Lautoka Football

Head coach Ravinesh Kumar has parted ways with the Lautoka Football Association.  This was confirmed by Lautoka Football boss Shalendra Prasad. According to Prasad, Kumar had a verbal dealing to coach the Blues for the Courts Inter District Championship with an extension for the rest of the season.  Prasad said assistant coach Anginesh Prasad had...

21st October

Man United, Liverpool in talks to join new European super league – report

(Reuters) – Manchester United and Liverpool are in talks with Europe’s elite clubs to join a new FIFA-backed competition that would reshape soccer’s global landscape, Sky News reported on Tuesday. United declined to comment on the report and Liverpool did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Citing unnamed “football industry” sources, Sky said...

Chelsea frustrated in 0-0 draw with Sevilla

LONDON (Reuters) – Chelsea were frustrated by a disciplined Sevilla as their opening Group E fixture in the Champions League ended in a cagey 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Europa League winners Sevilla, who have been a thorn in the side of English clubs in Europe, contained Chelsea’s attacking threats in a game...

Top Czech FA official quits, others dismissed in match-fixing case

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Football Association dismissed its referee commission on Monday, including chairman Jozef Chovanec, three days after police raided the FA’S headquarters and other locations around the country and charged 20 people with corruption. Deputy Czech FA chief Roman Berbr, who was among the 20 people charged with match fixing last Friday,...

20th October

Eight positive in latest Premier League COVID-19 tests

(Reuters) – The Premier League said on Monday that eight people had returned positive results in its latest round of COVID-19 tests conducted on players and staff last week. The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus would now self-isolate for 10 days. “The Premier League can today confirm that...

Chelsea must tighten up at the back to take pressure off attack – Azpilicueta

(Reuters) – Chelsea must cut out the individual errors and make better decisions to stop leaking goals and putting pressure on their attack, skipper Cesar Azpilicueta has said. Frank Lampard’s side have kept only one clean sheet in the Premier League this season and dropped points in high-scoring draws against West Bromwich Albion and Southampton....

Man City’s Aguero must show he deserves new contract: Guardiola

(Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero can still play an important role for the club after returning from a serious knee injury but the Argentine striker has to show he can deliver on the pitch if he is to earn a new contract. Aguero, who joined City in 2011 and is...

19th October

Rooney awaiting COVID-19 test result after friend’s visit

(Reuters) – Wayne Rooney was “angry and disappointed” with a friend who had visited him despite being told to take a COVID-19 test and later testing positive, the former England captain’s management said. Rooney, a player-coach at Championship side Derby County, played in Derby’s 1-0 home defeat by Watford on Friday, a day after the...

Villa maintain perfect start, Bale’s Spurs return eclipsed by West Ham fight back

LONDON (Reuters) – Aston Villa preserved the Premier League’s only 100% record as Ross Barkley’s late goal earned them a 1-0 win at Leicester City on Sunday to move into second place, one point behind early leaders Everton whose perfect start ended on Saturday. Gareth Bale’s first appearance for Tottenham Hotspur for seven years, following...

Egyptian grandfather becomes world’s oldest soccer pro

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian grandfather Ezzeldin Bahader has been recognised as the world’s oldest professional soccer player after completing a second full match just short of his 75th birthday. Bahader was awarded the title by Guinness World Records on Saturday evening after missing a penalty kick as his team, 6th October, lost 3-2 to El...

18th October

VAR drama denies Liverpool Merseyside derby win over Everton

Premier League leaders Everton maintained their unbeaten start to the season with 10 men after sealing a 2-2 draw with Liverpool, who had Jordan Henderson’s late strike ruled out. Liverpool captain Henderson thought he had scored an injury-time winner, but his strike that looped over Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was controversially ruled out for a...

16th October

IDC champs to face table leaders in Futsal League

Futsal inter District Championship winners Suva plays Futsal League leaders Navua in the third round of competition today. Suva, after winning the IDC had lost to Rewa 6-3 in the opening round of the league. Navua had thumped Nasinu 15-1 in the first round and then accounted for Northland Tailevu 9-nil in its second match....

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