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Tuesday, November 30 2021
Football Ferns break drought with courageous win over South Korea

The Football Ferns broke their long losing drought on Tuesday night, with a memorable 2-0 win over South Korea.

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Tuesday, November 30 2021
Internet falls for cute detail in Lionel Messi's family photo

Lionel Messi has won a record-breaking seventh Ballon d'Or award — but his family members were the real winners. The Argentine footballer was recognised as the greatest footballer on the planet on Tuesday morning in a glamorous, black-tie affair in Paris.

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Tuesday, November 30 2021
Lily Alfeld named Wellington Phoenix captain after team vote

Goalkeeper Lily Alfeld has been appointed captain of the Wellington Phoenix for their maiden A-League women's season. The appointment was made following a vote by her teammates.

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Tuesday, November 30 2021
Alexia Putellas and Lionel Messi named 2021 Ballon d'Or winners

Lionel Messi won the men's Ballon d'Or for a record-extending seventh time today, ending the year in style after a brilliant final season with Barcelona and earning his first major international trophy with Argentina.

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Saturday, November 27 2021
Wellington Phoenix hold on to beat Central Coast Mariners in A-League

The Wellington Phoenix have continued their strong start to the season, though it was a nervy affair. They trumped the Central Coast Mariners 2-1 on Saturday night, hanging on for their first win of the campaign in a frenetic second half.

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Saturday, November 27 2021
Improved Football Ferns fade to defeat against South Korea

The Football Ferns showed some encouraging signs of development but not enough to avoid defeat in South Korea tonight.

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Saturday, November 27 2021
All Whites World Cup pathway decided as FIFA announce qualifying draw

The All Whites' road to the 2022 Football World Cup will go through North America, after FIFA announced its qualifying playoff draw on Saturday.

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Wednesday, November 24 2021
World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on Fifa

The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on football officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.

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Sunday, November 21 2021
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's legendary Manchester United status couldn't prevent firing

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's firing by Manchester United today Sunday underscored the oddity of his appointment three years ago and flaws in the club's determination to persevere so long with a manager whose credentials were constantly doubted as a vast investment in players made little significant impact on the pitch.

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Sunday, November 21 2021
Wellington Phoenix show promise but forced to settle for point in A-League opener

So far, so good for the Wellington Phoenix men. They have opened their 2021-22 A-League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Macarthur, a solid result given the upheavals of the off season and the high-profile players they have lost.

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Saturday, November 20 2021
Man United's latest loss piles more pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

After overseeing yet another humiliating loss as Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer walked over to the angry away fans and held both hands up in apology, before giving them a quick wave.

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Saturday, November 20 2021
FIFA confirm All Whites fate within changes to 2022 World Cup qualifying

FIFA have confirmed major changes to format of the World Cup Intercontinental play-offs. As first revealed by the Herald on Friday in a world exclusive, the playoffs will take place over a single leg, at a neutral venue.

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Friday, November 19 2021
Radical FIFA changes set to have huge implications for All Whites

There is set to be a radical change to the format of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Intercontinental playoffs, which would have massive implications for the competing nations, which could include New Zealand.

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Tuesday, November 16 2021
All Whites continue impressive winning streak after 2-0 defeat of The Gambia

The All Whites have finished their year off in perfect style, with a 2-0 win over The Gambia on Wednesday morning.

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Saturday, November 13 2021
All Whites continue recent momentum with victory over Algeria A

All Whites coach Danny Hay was pleased with the resolve shown by a young team in the 2-1 win over Algeria A this morning, saying the Africans were a greater challenge than the opponents they faced last month.

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Thursday, November 11 2021
PSG player Aminata Diallo arrested after attack on teammate

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Aminata Diallo has been taken into police custody following an attack on other players from the women's team, the club said Wednesday.

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Saturday, November 06 2021
Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel likens club's culture to All Blacks

The All Blacks' winning culture has been likened to that of Manchester United by one of the legendary football club's greatest players.

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Saturday, November 06 2021
Cancer teen Jemima Gazley's legacy boosted by Wellington Phoenix auction

Wellington Phoenix is auctioning off two playing kits to boost the funds raised by "selfless" teenager Jemima Gazley, who died of brain cancer last month.

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Tuesday, November 02 2021
Second unvaccinated player ruled out of All Whites squad

A second player who was in contention for the latest All Whites' squad was ruled out because he was unvaccinated against Covid-19.

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Tuesday, November 02 2021
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini facing jail after indictment by Swiss authorities

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, once the two most powerful men in football, are facing jail after being formally charged with fraud and other offences over the £1.3 million (NZ$2.5m) payment that ended their careers.

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Monday, November 01 2021
Three new additions to All Whites squad as unnamed unvaccinated player misses selection

All Whites coach Danny Hay has named his squad for the November international window, with fixtures against Gambia and one other nation, while an unnamed unvaccinated player has missed selection.

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