FIFA media release – The FIFA Emergency Committee, which convened to ratify matters related to the Olympic Football Tournaments Athens 2004, announced today that it had given its formal approval of the venue and kick-off time for the men’s…

BELFAST: Oceania’s two representatives at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup finished on a good note with Samoa taking out the tournament’s prestigious Fair play award while for the second consecutive time, Otago were able to survive a tense penalty…

OFC, Belfast: There was much to celebrate at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup yesterday with Otago recording its first win of the tournament, albeit a close shave against Dundalk where the final result was decided on penalties. However, patches…

OFC: Following a promising trend which has seen them improve with every match so far in the Northern Ireland Milk Cup, the Samoa national U15 team came within a whisker of a possible upset victory over Kilmarnock yesterday, going…

OFC: Three match officials from the OFC have been appointed to the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Finland from 13-30 August 2003. Referee Charles Ariiotima and assistant referee, Daniel Tauaroa, both from Tahiti, will join Vanuatu assistant referee, Gray…

OFC: The Samoa and Otago youth teams both lost their third consecutive matches of the group qualifying section yesterday and are now out of contention for the Milk Cup quarterfinals in Northern Ireland. Samoa, competing in the junior division,…

BELFAST: The Samoa and Otago youth teams both went down in their first up matches at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup on Saturday, 19 July. Samoa were overwhelmed by local side Country Armagh 11-0 Mourneview Park, Lurgan, while Otago…

FIFA has released its inaugural FIFA women’s ranking with the United States not surprisingly ranked number one. The USA won the last World Cup when it hosted the event in 1999. And because of the SARS threat in Asia,…

NOUMEA: The New Caledonia football team has earned praise at home and abroad despite falling short at the last hurdle to gold medal winners Fiji at the South Pacific Games last Friday. Not rated a chance before the tournament,…

APIA: The Samoa U-15 national team departed for the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland last week, but not before receiving a set of brand new adidas football boots from a Good Samaritan in Hawaii. On hearing about the plight…