Football

16th December

Football legend Adams named RFL President in shock move

LONDON, 16┬áDECEMBER 2018 (INSIDE THE GAMES) – Former footballer Tony Adams has been named as the next Rugby Football League (RFL) President. The surprise appointment will see the ex-Arsenal and England captain replace Andy Burnham,...

15th December

Premier League condemns discrimination and asks fans to show respect

LONDON (Reuters) – The Premier League has acknowledged that a small number of fans have behaved “unacceptably” at matches and urged supporters to conduct themselves in a respectful manner in light of recent alleged discriminatory incidents. Chelsea banned four supporters this week pending a police investigation into alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forward Raheem...

AC Milan given until 2021 to break even or face European ban

ZURICH (Reuters) – AC Milan have been given until June 2021 to comply with UEFA’s break even Financial Fair Play rule or face a one-season ban from European matches, European soccer’s governing body said on Friday. Under UEFA regulations, any club spending more than the revenue it generates faces possible sanctions, including, in certain circumstances,...

Chelsea condemn alleged anti-Semitic chanting against Vidi

(Reuters) – Chelsea said fans found guilty of racism would face the strongest possible action following allegations of anti-Semitic chanting by their supporters during their final Europa League group game against Vidi FC in Budapest on Thursday. The incident came days after four Chelsea fans were banned from their matches pending a police investigation following...

La Liga says UEFA third competition plans endanger European soccer

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s La Liga said on Thursday that UEFA’s plans for a third club competition “endanger the future” of European soccer and risk domestic leagues becoming uncompetitive. The Spanish football league called on European soccer’s governing body to open up dialogue with leagues and increase solidarity payments before moving ahead with plans for...

Infantino says he has wide support for 48-team World Cup in Qatar

DOHA (Reuters) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that a majority of national soccer federations were in favour of expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams. Infantino said a decision would be made by March, although it was still not clear whether an enlarged tournament would be feasible as it...

14th December

English FA chief executive Glenn resigns

LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executive of the English Football Association, Martin Glenn, has resigned and will leave his role in May of next year, the FA announced on Thursday. Glenn, a former director at Leicester City, was appointed in March 2015 and oversaw the men’s senior team’s rise from a poor Euro 2016 campaign...

Nasinu Masters victorious

NASINU Masters came out victorious after the Vodafone Southern Veteran League Championship finals beating Suva Masters 5-0 in the last round of play at the Fiji Football Academy in Vatuwaqa, Suva. Team President Lawrence Robert said it was a proud moment for the team as it was an addition to another milestone since the establishment...

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 during City’s 2-0 Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea said they were “fully supporting” a police investigation...

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...

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