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Saturday, October 29 2022
Challenge to Rovers' attack ahead of clash with high-flyers

Ahead of Napier City Rovers' clash with National League high-flyers Wellington Olympic, coach Bill Robertson has urged his players to be more "clinical" in front of goal.

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Saturday, October 29 2022
 Barcelona out of Uefa Champions League even before loss to Bayern Munich

The game hadn't even kicked off yet and Barcelona had already lost.

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Thursday, October 27 2022
Qatar Airways pulls flights, creates Fifa Visa to make space for football fans

Show them the card!

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Thursday, October 27 2022
2023 Fifa Women's World Cup schedule released, with some challenging kickoff times for local fans

New Zealand football fans can make definite plans for the 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup, with the release of the full schedule of kickoff times.

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Monday, October 24 2022
Make some history': Football Ferns great's call after World Cup draw revealed

The Football Ferns will open the 2023 World Cup against Norway on July 20 at Eden Park with the draw revealed in Auckland tonight.

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Sunday, October 23 2022
Footballer's inspirational journey: From refugee camp to MVP

Kicking a football - let alone becoming one of the National League's most promising talents - was a world away from the first 10 years of Ta Eh Doe's life in a refugee camp in northern Thailand.

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Saturday, October 22 2022
'It was gutting': How football player's 'brief' UK trip turned into 30-month 'nightmare'

Goal-scoring sensation Jonny McNamara packed light when he returned to the UK for his best mate's stag do and wedding.

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Saturday, October 22 2022
Football legends to attend Women's Fifa World Cup draw in Auckland

Former England international and Arsenal legend Ian Wright has been confirmed as one of the big names assisting during the 2023 Fifa Women's World Cup draw in Auckland on Saturday night.

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Saturday, October 22 2022
Where is she now? New Zealand football great Maia Jackman

By Suzanne McFadden

One of NZ football's greats, Maia Jackman hopes she won't drop the ball at Saturday's Fifa Women's World Cup draw, and tells Suzanne McFadden about being bullied, writing a book, and her empathy with dropped Black Ferns captain, Les Elder.

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Saturday, October 22 2022
Cristiano Ronaldo dumped from Manchester United squad after mid-game walkout

Cristiano Ronaldo has been removed from Manchester United's squad — but not the headlines.

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Saturday, October 22 2022
Steven Gerrard ousted as manager of Premier League club Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard is out as manager of Premier League club Aston Villa after less than a year in charge.

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Thursday, October 20 2022
Wellington Phoenix rescued by late Central Coast Mariners own goal

Wellington Phoenix 2
Central Coast Mariners 2

For the second week in a row, a visiting team found the net at the death to see the points shared in Wellington.

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Thursday, October 20 2022
Mohamed Salah ends Manchester City's unbeaten start as Liverpool triumph, Arsenal remain top

Mohamed Salah ended Manchester City's unbeaten start to the season with his second-half goal securing a 1-0 win for Liverpool against the defending Premier League champion today.

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Thursday, October 20 2022
Cuba seeks World Cup qualification after nearly a century

Every recess, Gabriela Alfonso Cabrera would watch the boys play soccer out of the corner of her eye.

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Saturday, October 15 2022
Diego Maradona's 'Hand of God' World Cup ball to be auctioned

The ball used when Diego Maradona scored his "Hand of God" goal against England at the 1986 World Cup has been put up for auction by the Tunisian referee who was in charge of the game and missed football's most famous handball.

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Thursday, October 13 2022
'Pressure is a privilege': Rising goalkeeper opens up on secrets to success

Goalkeepers are well-known for their idiosyncrasies – and Napier City Rovers shot-stopper Oscar Mason is no different. The New Zealand age-group goalie talked to Neil Reid

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Thursday, October 13 2022
All Whites midfielder Marko Stamenic helps FC Copenhagen claim season first against Manchester City in 0-0 draw

All Whites midfielder Marko Stamenic helped his FC Copenhagen side halt the Manchester City juggernaut in a surprise Champions League result on Wednesday.

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Thursday, October 13 2022
Danny Hay's tenure as All Whites coach comes to an end

Danny Hay will end his tenure as All Whites head coach when his contract expires at the end of this month.

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Tuesday, October 11 2022
Football Ferns struggle in Japan defeat

Japan 2
Football Ferns 0

The Football Ferns are on a journey to the 2023 World Cup, but there is still quite a way to go.

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Tuesday, October 11 2022
Iker Casillas says Twitter account was hacked when it posted that he was gay

Football legend Iker Casillas, one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport, says his Twitter account had been hacked when it published a post announcing he was gay.

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Tuesday, October 11 2022
Rampant Arsenal beat Liverpool, Ronaldo nets landmark goal

It must be getting harder and harder for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to deny his team is a genuine title challenger in the English Premier League this season.

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Friday, October 07 2022
Football Ferns to make return home as World Cup build-up begins

The long-awaited homecoming for the Football Ferns has been confirmed.

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Friday, October 07 2022
Striker's goal as Rovers take aim at National League opposition

As Napier City Rovers look to secure points in back-to-back National League clashes, one of their main attacking threats says the club shouldn't be classified as underdogs.

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Wednesday, October 05 2022
Reality check for United as City wins Manchester derby 6-3

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden scored hat tricks as Erik ten Hag was humiliated in his first Manchester derby.

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Tuesday, October 04 2022
174 dead after fans stampede to exit Indonesian soccer match

The death toll from panic at an Indonesian soccer match has climbed to 174, most of whom trampled to death after police fired tear gas to dispel riots, making it one of the deadliest sports events in the world.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
Actor Michael Sheen delivers real football speech after impressive TV audition

It was bound to happen.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
Wellington Phoenix teenager Alyssa Whinham called into Football Ferns squad for Japan mission

Wellington Phoenix playmaker Alyssa Whinham has been called up to the latest Football Ferns squad, ahead of their match against Japan next weekend.

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Saturday, October 01 2022
English pro leagues reportedly rife with legal drug abuse

England's Professional Footballers' Association has expressed concern over sleeping pill dependencies, as whistleblowers warn problem-usage is still surging throughout the game.

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