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Friday, December 31 2021
Auckland City FC withdraw from FIFA Club World Cup

Auckland City FC has withdrawn from the Fifa Club World Cup for a second year in a row which could have a significant financial impact and a possible fine for the club.

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Thursday, December 30 2021
World Cup hotel shortage for supporters planning Qatar trips

With ticket sales beginning in January, supporters are in for a shock when they look for somewhere to stay: Qatar already looks sold out.

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Wednesday, December 29 2021
Liverpool fall further behind in English Premier League title race with loss at Leicester

Losses for Liverpool are about as rare as penalty misses by Mohamed Salah. Both happened on Wednesday (NZ time) and, even at the halfway stage of the season, it could cost Jürgen Klopp's team the Premier League title.

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Monday, December 27 2021
Wellington Phoenix men's clash with Central Coast called off after multiple Covid cases

The Wellington Phoenix men's match with the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford has been postponed as a result of multiple positive Covid-19 cases within the Mariners team.

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Monday, December 27 2021
EPL provides goal-fest despite Covid cancellations

Covid-19 postponements aside, 28 goals in the Premier League's six Boxing Day games provided a heavy dose of drama even without changing the complexion of the title race.

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Sunday, December 26 2021
Football Fern Hannah Wilkinson scores five goals in Melbourne City rout

Five of the best from Hannah Wilkinson was enough to settle the second Melbourne Derby of the season.

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Friday, December 24 2021
Two Boxing Day English Premier League games off due to Covid-19 outbreaks

Coronavirus outbreaks at Leeds and Watford have led to two Premier League matches scheduled for Monday (NZT) being postponed in the latest disruption to the competition caused by cases rising in squads.

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Tuesday, December 21 2021
How former Wellington Phoenix star played vital role in recruitment of new Mexican playmaker

The Wellington Phoenix hope their new Mexican playmaker Gael Sandoval can become a permanent signing, with a similar impact to compatriot Ulises Davila.

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Tuesday, December 21 2021
Managers and players fume after clubs reject English Premier League 'festive firebreak' proposal

Managers and players have been left angry with their clubs and the Premier League for rejecting a 'festive firebreak' amid the upsurge in Covid-19 cases which they believe will put safety at risk.

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Monday, December 20 2021
Experts call for extreme measures to encourage vaccine uptake in English leagues

English football clubs who are unable to fulfil fixtures should automatically forfeit those matches in order to tackle low vaccine uptake among its players, according to several leading public health experts.

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Sunday, December 19 2021
Disappointing Wellington Phoenix drop third straight A-League game against Sydney FC

The Wellington Phoenix's strong start to the A-League season is becoming a distant memory.

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Wednesday, December 15 2021
Wellington Phoenix make club history with another FFA Cup win

The Wellington Phoenix are through to the last eight of the FFA Cup for the first time in the club's history after beating Avondale FC 4-1 in Melbourne.

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Tuesday, December 14 2021
PSG to play Real Madrid after Uefa Champions League draw fiasco

Madrid were paired with Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 after Uefa had to redo the entire draw following a big mistake the first time around. 

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Monday, December 13 2021
Plagued by fan violence, French football asks: Why?

The return of supporters to stadiums in France has been accompanied by a series of games postponed or marred by trouble in the stands.

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Saturday, December 11 2021
Chris Wood puts boot into Fifa over All Whites' World Cup qualification path

All Whites striker Chris Wood has hit out at Fifa over the "ridiculous" schedule his side will have to overcome to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

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Friday, December 10 2021
Wellington Phoenix blown away by classy Newcastle Jets

As their 13-game unbeaten run recedes into history, the Wellington Phoenix were outclassed 4-0 in Newcastle last night, lacklustre in attack and statuesque in defence.

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Thursday, December 09 2021
Another Mexican maestro? Wellington Phoenix set to sign new import Gael Sandoval

The Wellington Phoenix hope to import more playmaking magic from Mexico, after confirming they are set to sign winger Gael Sandoval on a loan deal.

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Tuesday, December 07 2021
Wellington Phoenix beat Western United to reach FFA Cup round of 16

The Wellington Phoenix men's side have advanced beyond Australian football's FFA Cup round of 32 for the second time in the club's history and ends a 2,310 day long drought in the tournament.

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Sunday, December 05 2021
Chelsea stunned by West Ham while Burnley fall to Newcastle in English Premier League

Newcastle finally has a win in the Premier League, 15 games into the season and at the expense of Chris Wood's Burnley.

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Sunday, December 05 2021
Man City goes top of English Premier League after Chelsea loses at West Ham

Defending champion Manchester City is on top of the English Premier League for the first time this season.

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Friday, December 03 2021
Wellington Phoenix's record unbeaten run comes to an end with A-League Men defeat to Western Sydney Wanderers

There has been a lot of talk about this young Wellington Phoenix group learning lessons this season – and this will be a harsh one.

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Friday, December 03 2021
Wellington Phoenix earn point in debut game against Western Sydney Wanderers

Tipped for the wooden spoon after hastily assembling a squad within three months of the season opener, a Phoenix team with six teenagers in their starting XI snagged a 0-0 draw with the Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Thursday, December 02 2021
Match schedule for 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup in New Zealand and Australia confirmed

New Zealand will host a total of 29 matches at the 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup, including some of the big games of the tournament.

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