Football

Football Ferns fade against world champions

The Football Ferns were defeated 6-1 by reigning world champions USA in their second group game of the Tokyo Olympics. The USA, having lost their opening game 3-0 against Sweden, were ruthless in Saitama Stadium,...

23rd July

Team Fiji set for Olympics start – Bower

All are safe and well at the Olympic Games Village in Japan, says Team Fiji chef de mission Patrick Bower. The former Suva school teacher said Fiji’s athletes and officials had been strictly following the games protocols laid down by Japan amidst the rise and scare of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. “We are all safe and healthy,” Bower said from the Games Village in Tokyo...

Aussies stun 10-man Argentina at Tokyo Olympics as football shocks keep coming

Argentina, Spain, Egypt. On paper, it looked like a classic group of death – but Graham Arnold, the Olyroos coach, insisted on calling it a “group of dreams” and vowed his team was ready to shock the world. It was the sort of pre-tournament bluster many have come to expect from Arnold in recent years....

OlyWhites make perfect start to Tokyo Olympics with famous win over South Korea

The OlyWhites have made a perfect start to their Tokyo Olympics campaign with a famous win over South Korea. Striker Chris Wood scored in the 76th minute to clinch an invaluable 1-0 victory over the Asian champions at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium on Thursday. The lone goal secured New Zealand’s first-ever win in men’s football at...

22nd July

History for Brazil football

Brazil’s 43-year-old Formiga wrote her name into the record books as the first women’s football player to take part in seven Olympic Games when she took the field against China last night. Formiga, who made her Brazil debut at the 1995 World Cup as a 17-year-old, has played in every Olympic tournament since women’s football...

Football Ferns face tough task at Tokyo Olympics after Australia loss

The Football Ferns’ chances of getting out of their group at the Tokyo Olympics suffered a big blow as they were beaten 2-1 by Australia in their opening game. Both Australia’s goals came in the first half, with New Zealand scoring in injury time at the end of the second half through debutant Gabi Rennie,...

21st July

Olympics-Soccer-New Zealand’s Hay prepared to wait for injured Boxall

(Reuters) – New Zealand coach Danny Hay said he will give Michael Boxall every chance to play at the Tokyo Olympics despite the defender having to miss their opener against South Korea on Thursday through injury. Boxall, one of three overage players in the squad, remains in the United States after sustaining a thigh injury...

19th July

Two South African footballers in Olympic Village test positive for COVID, the first instances of athlete infections in Village

Two South African footballers have become the first athletes residing in the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID. It’s the first instances of athlete infections inside the Village, underscoring growing fears about the spread of the virus during the Games that are set to begin in five days. The South African Football Association also...

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