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Sunday, June 25 2023
All Whites defender Michael Boxall ready to move on from alleged racist incident

Michael Boxall says he has moved on from the alleged racist incident that saw the All Whites’ fixture against Qatar abandoned on Tuesday.

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Thursday, June 22 2023
Why top Fifa boss is more concerned about World Cup ticket sales in NZ than Australia

More than 1.1 million tickets have already been sold for the upcoming Women’s Football World Cup, but Fifa bosses are still keeping a close eye on New Zealand.

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Thursday, June 22 2023
Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe selected for the US squad in title defense

Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Thompson was among the 23 players selected today for the United States team that will defend its title at the Women’s World Cup next month.

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Thursday, June 22 2023
Final juggling act for Fatma Samoura, the mightiest woman in football


By Suzanne McFadden

Outgoing Fifa secretary general Fatma Samoura talks the difference between warlords and football “sharks”, escalating the women’s game and the art of juggling in our Wāhine of the World Cup series.

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Wednesday, June 21 2023
German star Babett Peter and trophy visit Rotorua Lakes High School

From her childhood in a town “even smaller” than Rotorua, German football star Babett Peter has gone on to win a World Cup and an Olympic gold medal and to play for one of the sport’s iconic brands, Real Madrid.

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Sunday, June 18 2023
Kiwis outclassed by world number 22 in Stockholm

The All Whites have fallen to one of their biggest defeats in recent years - humbled 4-1 by Sweden in Stockholm, despite taking a surprise early lead.

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Wednesday, June 14 2023
Football player Lionel Messi held at China airport over passport issues

Even celebrities like Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi can get confused when it comes to passports and visas for international travel.

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Wednesday, June 14 2023
 Fifa delighted with first womens Champions League


Football’s world governing body Fifa has given the thumbs-up to the inaugural Oceania Women’s Champions League, held in Papua New Guinea.

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Saturday, June 10 2023
Lionel Messi joining Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami after exit from Paris Saint-Germain

Lionel Messi says he is heading to Inter Miami and joining Major League Soccer.

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Saturday, June 10 2023
Former Manchester City age-grade hopefuls Napier City Rovers heroics

Deri Corfe’s goal-scoring stats - and some of his play on the football pitch - match the shirt number on his Napier City Rovers strip: the perfect 10.

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Friday, June 09 2023
All Whites legend Ryan Nelsens open letter to Kiwi sports fans ahead tournament in NZ

Former All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen pens an open letter to Kiwis ahead of “one of the largest events on the planet” coming to New Zealand.

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Wednesday, June 07 2023
All Whites name squad to face Sweden and Qatar with three big names absent

Chris Wood will miss the upcoming All Whites matches against Sweden and Qatar later this month, as he continues to recover from injury.

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Tuesday, June 06 2023
Roma fans attack English referee Anthony Taylor at Budapest airport

Jose Mourinho has been accused of inciting frightening scenes at Budapest International Airport where referee Anthony Taylor and his family were harassed by AS Roma fans.

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Friday, June 02 2023
German police say teen injured in post-match brawl with French team has died

A 15-year-old football player has died after suffering severe brain injuries during a post-match brawl with an opposing team at an international youth tournament in Germany over the weekend, officials said on Wednesday.

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Thursday, June 01 2023
Junior All Whites out of Fifa Under-20 World Cup, after dominant display by United States

New Zealand’s adventure at the men’s Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Argentina is over.

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Thursday, June 01 2023
Napier City Rovers recall glory ahead of Chatham Cup opener

As five-time champions Napier City Rovers prepare to kickstart their 2023 Chatham Cup campaign, one of the remaining veterans of their last triumph has opened up about the sweet taste of victory.

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