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Ferns named for Cyprus Cup

Ferns Abby Erceg leads her team out. Football Friendly, Football Ferns v Invitational XI, QBE Stadium Auckland, Tuesday 26th January 2016. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.phototek.nz

Football Ferns coach Tony Readings has named an exciting squad to contest the Cyprus Cup in March as the team rebuilds towards the 2019 FIFA World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Readings has named a team with plenty of

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Sumner passes away aged 61

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New Zealand Football is sad to hear the news that former All Whites captain Steve Sumner has lost his battle with prostate cancer and has passed away aged 61. The legend of New Zealand Football, who was diagnosed with an

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Injury Prevention and Team Care 2017

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Axis Sports Medicine Specialists are supporting NZ Football and ACC discussing a big issue in sports injury prevention – Protecting our Future Athletes. Learn from internationally renowned experts and NZ’s leading Sport and Exercise Medicine physicians about the current gold standards

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Kashima Antlers fight back to overcome ACFC

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - DECEMBER 08:  Captain Angel Berlanga of Auckland City leads out his team prior to the FIFA Club World Cup Play-off for Quarter Final match between Kashima Antlers and Auckland City at International Stadium Yokohama on December 8, 2016 in Yokohama, Japan.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Kashima Antlers advanced to the second round of the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup Japan after coming from a goal down to defeat Auckland City at the International Stadium Yokohama. Kim Daewook headed home an Emiliano Tade free-kick to open

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History beckons for Navy Blues

Coach Ramon Tribulietx addresses the squad. Auckland City FC in Japan, Recovery session following yesterday's 1 - 1 draw with SC Sagamihara, Hodogoya Park, Yokohama, Saturday 3rd December 2016. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.phototek.nz

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Auckland City FC will bring up a FIFA Club World Cup record when they play the 100th game in the competition’s history with Kashima Antlers today. The FIFA Club World Cup started in 1999 then went into

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Opportunity drives Agnew

Best youth referee Luke Agnew. Auckland Football Federation, Referees Awards Evening 2016, The Commerce Club Auckland, Saturday 15th October 2016. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.phototek.nz

When 19-year old Luke Agnew realised he wouldn’t make it as a footballer, the opportunity to further his career in the sport as a referee came calling. The decision to take up refereeing seriously came in 2012 after taking the

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Japan sojourn wraps up whirlwind for Lewis

Clayton Lewis in action for the All Whites against New Caledonia at QBE Stadium. Photo: Phototek

The last 18 months have been a real whirlwind for Clayton Lewis but at least one more massive moment will be squeezed in before the year is out. The All Whites midfielder is likely to be a key figure on

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NZA to face Thailand

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Football Ferns coach Tony Readings has named a strong New Zealand A side – which includes captain Abby Erceg and eight other players who represented New Zealand at the Rio Olympics – for two international friendlies against the World No

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ACFC held to draw by Sagamihara

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HODOGOYA, Japan – SC Sagamihara grabbed a 1-1 draw as Auckland City FC got through a bruising friendly game in Hodogoya today. Auckland City FC completed its warm-up programme of matches at Hodogoya Stadium today after a bruising encounter with

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Experience key ahead of SC Sagamihara

Auckland's Darren White clears. Stirling Sports Premiership, Round 6, Auckland City FC v Hawkes Bay United, Kiwitea Street Auckland, Saturday 26th November 2016. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / www.phototek.nz

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Defender Darren White says Auckland City FC are in great shape ahead of the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan starting next Thursday. White, a veteran of the Oceania champions romantic run to a bronze medal finish

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