Samoa’s Jarvis Filimalae.

Jarvis Filimalae a poster child for Samoan football

When Football Federation Samoa were looking for a poster child for their football programmes they found a perfect example in Jarvis Filimalae.

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Live stream: Samoa U-16 Boy's football take on Tonga

After winning its first two games in the Preliminary Championship convincingly. Samoa will play its final match against host Tonga today.

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WELL DONE: The Samoa's U-16 Boys football team won their first match against Cook Islands 3-0 points.

Samoa overcomes Cook Islands

Samoa’s U-16 Boy’s football team competing at the Oceania Football Confederation U16 Preliminary Championship qualifiers in Tonga began its campaign on a positive note winning its first match against the Cook Islands 3 - 0.

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Live stream: Samoa U-16 Boy's football take on American Samoa

Watch:Oceania U-16 Football Confederation qualifiers.

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The Arc de Triomphe is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag and by fireworks set off by French soccer fans celebrating France's World Cup victory over Croatia, in Paris, France, Sunday, July 15, 2018. France won the final 4-2. The inscr

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion of joy.

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy after France won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, July 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2

Sliding across the rain-soaked turf holding the World Cup trophy tight, teenager Kylian Mbappe and the rest of France's players acted like the youthful bunch they are. Nothing, not a Pussy Riot protest nor a postgame downpour that soaked Russian President Vladimir Putin, was going to stop the party.

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Belgium's Eden Hazard, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's second goal during the third place match between England and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium.

Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was more like a dress rehearsal for future finals.

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Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, center, sits between ministers wearing Croatian national soccer team jerseys during during a government session in Zagreb, Croatia.

Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup.

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Croatia's Mario Mandzukic celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the semifinal match between Croatia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their jumping and cheering fans in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys.

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev.

Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return.

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France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the semifinal match between France and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg Stadium in, St. Petersburg, Russia.

France advances to World Cup final, beats Belgium 1-0

France is back in the World Cup final for the first time since Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in 2006.

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England's Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara.

England's set-piece mastery reaping rewards at World Cup

Forget bending them like Beckham. At this World Cup, it has been a case of teasing them in like Trippier and angling them in like Ashley.

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Samoa national under 16 football team with Head coach - Suva Martin Tamasese and Assistnat Coach - Silao Malo.

Samoa U-16 men’s football team confident

The Samoa national Under-16 men’s football team has departed Samoa to compete in the 2018 Oceania Football Federation Under-17 men’s championship in Tonga. 

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Donations of football jerseys and shoes for various football clubs in Samoa. Photo/ Supplied

Clubs get jerseys and gear

The Lepea Football Club has presented football jerseys and gear to seven different football clubs in Samoa.

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Lynetta Edward, Semisi Semisi and Peniata Maiava at the Opening ceremony for 2018 F.I.F.A. World Cup.

Seeing the World Cup was a highlight

Watching the 2018 F.I.F.A. World Cup opening ceremony in Russia is an experience that Peniata Soul Maiava and Semisi Fatutoa Semisi will never forget.

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Croatia's Luka Modric, left, celebrates after scores penalty shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals

Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this year's World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw.

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England's Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

England reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0

England achieved something David Beckham's generation never managed: It reached the semifinals of the World Cup. Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England's youthful team a match against either Croatia or host nation Russia for a place in the final on July 15.

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Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne, 2nd right, scores his side's second goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Belgium eliminates Brazil from World Cup to reach semifinals

Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer's most expensive player.

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France's Benjamin Pavard, top, and Uruguay's Cristian Rodriguez challenge for the ball during the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018.

France reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0

A shot that flew directly at the hands of the opposing goalkeeper turned into a World Cup goal for Antoine Griezmann.

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England's John Stones speaks during a press conference inside the England media centre at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino near St. Petersburg, Russia.

England's Stones calls Colombia 'dirtiest team' he's faced

England defender John Stones described Colombia as the "dirtiest team I've ever come up against" and said his team's ability to rise above the provocation is a sign of its growing maturity at the World Cup.

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Rugby

Sam Underhill of England breaks with the ball during England v New Zealand.

England flanker Underhill to miss 6 Nations after ankle op

England flanker Sam Underhill will miss the Six Nations after an ankle operation.

Boxing

Dereck Chisora, left, is knocked out by Dillian Whyte during a heavyweight boxing bout Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in London. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

Whyte KOs Chisora in round 11 of heavyweight fight

Dillian Whyte stopped Dereck Chisora in the 11th round of an all-British heavyweight bout at the 02 Arena on Saturday to make a claim to be Anthony Joshua's next challenger.

NFL

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jordan Mailata, of Australia, heads off the field after an NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in Philadelphia. Mailata has made the cut for the Super Bowl

Too big for rugby, Eagles tackle Mailata is ready for NFL

He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Basketball

Phoenix Suns guard Mike James (55) in the first quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, in Phoenix.

US basketball player says Milan police racially profiled him

American basketball player Mike James says he was racially profiled by Milan police who pointed guns at him and two friends after being stopped on the street — a claim that police deny.

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