When Football Federation Samoa were looking for a poster child for their football programmes they found a perfect example in Jarvis Filimalae.
After winning its first two games in the Preliminary Championship convincingly. Samoa will play its final match against host Tonga today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
England flanker Sam Underhill will miss the Six Nations after an ankle operation.
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.
He can laugh about it now, the concept of being "too big" that led him on this extraordinary journey to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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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