Category: Football

Senegal’s Lions beat the Poles

MOSCOW  – Senegal became the first African team to win a match at the 2018 World Cup today when they beat Poland 2-1, helped by an own goal from a Brazilian-born Polish defender and a nightmare moment for goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. Thiago Cionek stuck out a leg and deflected Idrissa Gueye’s wayward shot into the […]

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Paradise, UWI, BDFSP all win

Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme, Paradise, and the University of the West Indies Blackbirds, all scored victories when the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League continued last night at the Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf. There were three out of zone fixtures yesterday and within 15 minutes of the opening match, Paradise had a 2-0 advantage over […]

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Yes, they Kane!

Harry Kane scored a dramatic injury-time winner as England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their World Cup opener in Volgograd today. The England captain, who had volleyed his side into an early lead, headed home after John Stones had flicked on a Kieran Tripper corner in the 91st minute to secure a vital three points in […]

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The Ronaldo, Costa show

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal as he denied Fernando Hierro’s Spain victory with a stunning late free-kick in their World Cup Group B opener today. Two days after Julen Lopetegui was fired as Spain boss for agreeing to a post-tournament move to Real Madrid, more pain lay in wait for the Spaniards as […]

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The greatest football show around

The world stage is set for the stars to align. Football’s greatest show aired from today, 32 nations including defending champions Germany, 64 matches, over 32 days and there will only be one winner – it’s called The FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia. We have waited four years and it all got underway with the hosts […]

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Five reasons for Russian smiles

The 2018 World Cup opened in spectacular fashion as Russia defied their recent poor form to defeat Saudi Arabia 5-0 and record the biggest win by the host nation in the opening game of a World Cup since 1934. Stanislav Cherchesov’s team had not won in their past seven matches and had been criticised from […]

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It’s here!

The 2018 Fifa World Cup gets underway tomorrow when hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia following an opening ceremony at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Football’s showpiece event features 32 teams, including holders Germany, competing in 64 games over 32 days. The 21st edition will be played out in 12 stadiums, across 11 cities, spread over 1,800 miles. […]

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Harris is new CFU head

Barbados Football Association President Randolph Harris was officially voted in as boss of the Caribbean Football Union having briefly acted as head of the regional football union since the suspension of Antiguan Gordon Derrick from FIFA last year. It was a landslide 27-3 victory yesterday for Harris, the distinguished Barbadian administrator who will occupy the […]

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Racism watch at World Cup

ZURICH – FIFA has reiterated that referees will have the power to abandon matches at this month’s World Cup in cases of persistent discrimination in the crowd. Russia has pledged to crack down on racism as the country faces increased scrutiny before and during the tournament which it will host from June 14 to July […]

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Stalemate

The historic inaugural match between hosts Barbados and Belize Jaguars ended in a goalless stalemate at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf last night. The Bajan Tridents led by attacking midfielder Rashad Jules who was wearing the captain’s armband were tactically strong in the international friendly. But they were unable to put at […]

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Tridents vs Jaguars

Barbados’ number one goalkeeper Keaseal Broome will not feature in the goal bars this coming Sunday, June 3, when the senior Tridents host Belize in an international friendly football match at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf. Broome, currently nursing an injury, has opened the gate of opportunity for three premier league goalkeepers. […]

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MLS opportunities

The dream of playing Major League Soccer (MLS) could soon become a reality and may just be a couple kicks away for young Barbadians aiming to play at one of the highest levels of the game. As a matter of fact coach of the University of Massachusetts Lovell Abel Wasswa is optimistic of selecting a […]

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FIFA’s ‘home’

Barbados is now officially the home of the FIFA Caribbean Development Office. Presidents from 23 regional member associations including Barbados Football Association head Randolph Harris, attended the inauguration ceremony held this morning at Welches, Christ Church. Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Football Association [CONCACAF] president Victor Montagliani along with Director of FIFA Member […]

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Beaten and bruised

On the stroke of regular time, the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League match between Paradise and Abrahams United Silver Sands came to a brutal conclusion last night at the Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf. As Paradise were on their way to register a well-deserved 6-0 victory with a minute left to play in the third and […]

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Double delight

It was a Trinidad and Tobago double special when the men from the twin-island republic captured both the Over-40 and 50 titles at the annual Barbados International Masters Football Festival played yesterday at Holders Polo Club, St James. The four-day tournament now in its 22nd year concluded in the presence of a large crowd that […]

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Onward march

Former three-time kings Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme continued to take charge of zone two with yet another comfortable victory last night, this time 2-0 over University of the West Indies Blackbirds in the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League. The soldiers attacked with two early goals in the opening half when the league continued at […]

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Focus on BFA’s lower divisions

Much focus has been placed on the BFA’s Premier League competition this season, but the lower leagues have been nothing short of excitement during their match- ups. In Division Three, newcomers Chickmont Football Club have captured the Gordon Douglas Zone to gain promotion to Division Two after their 14 matches. In their first season, they […]

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