WELLINGTON TO FACE AUCKLAND CITY YET AGAIN

Wellington are poised to face Auckland City in the OFC Champions League final after getting past AS Magenta 7-1 in the second leg of their semi-final clash.

The match at David Farrington Park was fast paced as the hosts scored the opener in the first seven minutescourtesy of Joel Stevens.

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NEW ZEALAND SET FOR WARM UP AHEAD OF CONFED CUP

The New Zealand national team has confirmed that they would play warm up games ahead of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup billed for Russia.

The All Whites plan to play Northern Ireland at Windsor Park in Belfast on the second day of June, and then face a club side in a closed match in Dublin five days later.

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Anthony Hudson Backs FIFA’s World Cup Expansion to 48 Teams

New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson has given his support of approval for FIFA’s decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from the 2026 edition.

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Anthony Hudson wants to compete in the 2018 FIFA World Cup with New Zealand

Anthony Hudson became the youngest coach to earn the UEFA Pro License and after earning this coaching award, the English manager has not wasted time as he took charge of the Bahrain under-23 squad and helped the youth squad in reaching the finals of 2012 GCC tournament which is something that Bahrain had never done in their history.

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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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