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Muller scores three in rout

By ARNOLD CHANEL Thomas Muller scored a hat trick as Germany inflicted on Portugal their worst ever FIFA World Cup defeat by 4-0 (17 June). Joao Pereira pulled down Mario Gotze in the area in the 12th minute and Bayern Munich teammate Muller stepped up to convert the penalty. Matt Hummels scored with a powerful header after a 32nd minute corner to ... Read More »

Messi Brilliance sees Argentina through

By ARNOLD CHANEL Lionel Messi provided a moment of brilliance to score the decisive goal as Argentina defeated Bosnia 2-1 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (June 16). Argentina went ahead in the 3rd minute when Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac put the ball into his own net. After the goal however the half went much slower and little separated the underdogs Bosnia from ... Read More »

Benzema shines as France thrash Honduras

By ARNOLD CHANEL Karim Benzema became the first French player since Zinedine Zidane to score two goals in a world cup match as France dismantled Honduras 3-0 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (16 June). Honduras suffered a tremendous blow in the 45th minute as Wilson Palacios bundled over Paul Pogba in the box and was sent off for his ... Read More »

Italy beat spirited England

By ARNOLD CHANEL Italy saw off a feisty England side 2-1 in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup today (15 June). Claudio Marchisio scored a scorcher with a low drive from outside the box in the 35th minute as Italy grabbed the lead. It only took England two minutes to equalize after a quick counter attack saw ... Read More »

Costa Rica cause major upset

By ARNOLD CHANEL Arsenal forward Joel Campbell got a goal and an assist as Costa Rica stunned former world champions Uruguay 3-1 (15 June). Playing with Luis Suarez, Uruguay too the lead in the 24th minute after Paris Saint Germain forward Edinson Cavani converted a penalty. Costa Rica, who had previously only ever won one game at the world cup, rallied in the second ... Read More »

Colombia Cruise to win

By ARNOLD CHANEL Colombia defeated Greece 3-0 to jump to the top of Group C at the 2014 FIFA world cup (15 June). The Colombians showed no signs of missing their injured star forward Radamel Falcao as they made easy work of Greece. Pablo Armero opened the account for the South Americans in the 5th minute after he shot was deflected ... Read More »

Bainimarama saddened by loss

By ARNOLD CHANEL  Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has expressed his shock and disbelief at the tragic death of a Fijian athlete Roy Ravana Junior in the United States of America on Monday (9 June). Ravana was killed in a midday shooting which left another unidentified individual injured in Sacramento, California. “Like all Fijians, I am appalled that Roy – an ... Read More »

Ireland thrashes Fiji

By ARNOLD CHANEL Three penalty tried against Fiji ensured Ireland a five try bonus point win in the Junior Rugby World Championship in New Zealand today (10 June). Fiji lacked discipline and received three yellow cards to Vincent Sosefo, Ameniasi Natuiyaga and Aseri Robarobalevu in the 38-0 loss. The win ensures a semifinal spot for Ireland who were in complete ... Read More »

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