WHATS IN A NAME?

Do you know your footballers? Do you know whether the original 'Psycho' was Sturat Pearce or Roy Keane? Reckon you know your stuff?

Was 'King Kev' a hero in Newcastle or Liverpool? Do you know which footballer earned a nickname that likened him to his favourite food?

We have a fantastic quiz, developed by champions league betting experts Paddy Power, which puts your football knowledge to the test!

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NEW ZEALAND FOCUS ON LOCAL GAMES AGAIN

New Zealand has returned the focus to domestic games again after the attention on the Rio Olympic Games, and the Under 17 World Cup.

Coach Leon Birnie has named the squad set to participate in the forthcoming Under 20 World Cup in Papua New Guinea but the spotlight will be on the domestic scene this weekend at the National Women’s League.

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New Zealand draws match

The New Zealand under-20 team could only manage a draw against Solomon Islands in their final pool game.

However, the team is already qualified for the next round of matches, and the result will not have any impact on their ranking.

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NEW ZEALAND STAR PLAYER FEAR POST-OLYMPIC FOOTBALL

Veteran New Zealand player Annalie Longo is afraid of the repercussions of the poor performance at the just concluded Rio 2016 Olympic Games as the team failed to proceed beyond the group stage.

She claimed the funding could be reduced in light of the results at the tourney.

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NEW ZEALAND CONFIRM FRIENDLY GAME WITH MEXICO

The Football body of New Zealand have confirmed the friendly game set to hold against the Mexican national team in October as reported in the media.

They say the All Whites will fly to Tennessee to play against their opponents as the coach believes that the game will be a good training base ahead of the intercontinental playoff for the World Cup set to be hosted in Russia.

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Hassett From New Zealand Is Going Places

Hassett from New Zealand has a team ahead in Ajax from Netherlands.

Betty Hassett is a midfielder from Football Ferns club in New Zealand. She has worked with some giant clubs as well in football like Manchester City or Werder Bremen of Germany. With AFC Ajax is signing her up, she would be part of a successful club in the Netherlands. The player of 25 years of age is delighted that she would be heading over to Amsterdam. Hence, she would be donning a shirt in the likes of people like Dennis Bergkamp, Johan Cruyff and others.

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Papua New Guinea coach believes that his team can beat New Zealand in the final

New Zealand will be facing PNG team in the final of the OFC Nations Cup in Port Moresby on Saturday, and the PNG coach believes that his team is good enough to get a result. Indeed, New Zealand are favorites in the game, and it will require a great performance from the local side if they want to win the game.

STUNNING RESULTS IN ROUND ONE OF CHATHAM CUP IN NEW ZEALAND

There were a lot of stunning results in the first round of the Chatham Cup took place around New Zealand this weekend.

In the Northern Region, Bucklands Beach caused a major upset in knocking out Lotto NRFL opposition Onehunga Mangere United 3-1 with Liam Thompson bagging a hat-trick. The defeat is the fourth defeat this season for Onehunga Mangere but it was their first against non-league opposition.

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Garber says that international players are starting to get interested

MLSCEO Don Garber says that international players are starting to get interested in the possibility of playing in this league after watching several stars speak highly of the competitiveness.

LA Galaxy star Steven Gerrard recently spoke about his delight at how the MLS exceeded his expectations as far as the competition is concerned

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Anthony Hudson is optimistic about his national side

The FIFA World Cup qualifiers are scheduled to begin on May of 2016 and even though the New Zealand national football team has been struggling in the past few years to secure victories at a consistent level, the head coach, Anthony Hudson is certain that his team will be ready to compete against their opponents when the time arrives.