Football

24th March

UCLA soccer coach charged in admissions fraud scandal resigns

(Reuters) – The University of California, Los Angeles’ men’s soccer coach, Jorge Salcedo, who is among those charged in the biggest college admissions fraud scheme ever uncovered in the United States, resigned his post on...

PSG’s Neymar charged for ‘insulting’ referee in Man United defeat

(Reuters) – Paris St Germain forward Neymar has been charged for “insulting and/or molesting” the referee following his post-game rant after the French side were knocked out of the Champions League last 16 by Manchester United, UEFA said on Friday. Neymar, who was sidelined by injury, was investigated for lashing out and labelling the video...

23rd March

Sivoki set to replace Raura; Gamel says new boys played well

VODAFONE Fiji national football team defender Kolinio Sivoki is likely to cover for Laisenia Raura in the FIFA international friendly against Mauritius tomorrow. The Lautoka player missed last week’s game because of the red card he copped against Singapore in Fiji’s last international outing. Raura, who played a huge role in Fiji’s 3-0 win over...

21st March

Mauritius beats New Caledonia in friendly footie

THE Mauritius football side beat New Caledonia 3-1 in an international football friendly match in Lautoka today. New Caledonia, after losing 3-nil to Fiji on Monday, made a good start as a goal in the first spell saw them leading 1-nil at the break. Mauritius gained momentum in the second spell and scored three unanswered...

20th March

Wonder boy joins national team

WELLINGTON Phoenix top goal scorer and Fiji’s soccer wonder boy Roy Krishna has joined the Vodafone national soccer team during its training run at the Fiji FA Academy in Ba this morning. The prolific goal scorer has gelled in well with his fellow countrymen at training in readiness for the FIFA international friendly against Mauritius...

Special Olympics: Women’s football wins bronze

THE Fiji Women’s football side won a bronze medal at the Special Olympic Games currently underway in Abu Dhabi. Fiji beat South Africa to win the bronze medal. Arieta Lala scored Fiji’s lone goal in the match.

Mauritius builds team

MAURITIUS will use the Three Nations FIFA International Friendly against New Caledonia and Vodafone Fiji as a buildup for the Indian Ocean Island Games which the country will host in July. The team arrived yesterday after 24 hour journey via Hong Kong. Mauritius has a FIFA world ranking of 156 and is 13 places ahead...

19th March

Ex-national football captain passes away

FORMER national football team captain and Nadi rep Inosi Tora has passed away. This has been confirmed by Fiji Football Association President Rajesh Patel. “It’s a huge loss. He had been a great footballer and an inspirational leader of his time. “I convey my heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolence to the grieving family and I...

Gamel dedicates win to Christchurch victims

VODAFONE Fiji men’s football team coach Christophe Gamel has dedicated Fiji’s win to the victims of the Christchurch shootings. The Bula Boys defeated New Caledonia 3-0 in the first match of the FIFA International Friendly at ANZ Stadium in Suva last night. Striker Samuela Drudru scored the opening goal in the 37th minute before netting...

Raura suspended and will miss Mauritius match

THE Vodafone Fiji Football side will be without defender Laisenia Raura for the match against Mauritius this Sunday. Fiji FA Competitions Manager Amitesh Pal has confirmed that Raura has been suspended for two matches for the red card he received in yesterday’s 3-nil win over New Caledonia. Pal said that the reason for the card...

Krishna braces for tough challenge

VODAFONE Fiji football striker and New Zealand-based Roy Krishna is in the country after helping his Wellington Phoenix Club beat Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League in New Zealand on Sunday. The Labasa-born star expects a tough challenge against Mauritius in the Three Nations FIFA international friendly at Churchill Park in Lautoka this Sunday. Krishna...

18th March

Fiji beats New Caledonia

THE Vodafone Fiji National Football team defeated New Caledonia 3-0 in the first round of the International Friendly Match at the ANZ Stadium in Suva. Fiji’s striker Samuela Drudru scored both goals in the 36 minute and the 45th minute just before the halftime break and Rusiate Matarerega scoring the final goal in the last...

17th March

Fiji FA shows support

FIJI Football Association chief executive officer Muhammed Yusuf has voiced his organisation’s support for the Fijian families both here and abroad affected by the recent mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand where 49 people lost their lives. “It is a tragic event and should not happen anywhere in the world,” Yusuf said. New Zealand has...

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