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Sunday, July 30 2023
UEFA removes Juventus from European competition and fines Chelsea in financial rule-breaking cases

Juventus have been removed from European competition next season and Chelsea have been fined $18 million in separate UEFA rulings over financial rules breaches.

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Sunday, July 30 2023
Sweden thrash Italy in Wellington

After leaving it to the last minute against South Africa, Sweden left nothing to chance in a 5-0 win over Italy in Wellington which sealed their place in the knockout rounds of the Women’s World Cup.

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Saturday, July 29 2023
Argentina scores two goals in furious comeback to earn draw against South Africa

Argentina scored two game-saving goals in a flurry of five minutes during the second half to salvage a 2-2 draw with South Africa at the Women’s World Cup.

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Saturday, July 29 2023
Nigeria comeback to upset hosts Australia

Asisat Oshoala had to watch from Nigeria’s bench for an hour, desperate to get into the action, before getting a chance to unleash all her pent up energy against co-host Australia at the Women’s World Cup.

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Thursday, July 27 2023
United States and Netherlands face off in highly anticipated clash in Wellington

Since the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup draw came out, it’s been one of the most highly anticipated match-ups of the tournament’s group stage.

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Thursday, July 27 2023
Spain thrash Zambia at Eden Park to advance to second round

As she has many times before, Jennifer Hermoso answered the call for Spain on Wednesday night.

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Thursday, July 27 2023
Japan beat Costa Rica in Dunedin

Hikaru Naomoto and Aoba Fujino scored two minutes apart in the first half to lead Japan to a 2-0 Fifa World Cup victory over Costa Rica that put the Japanese on the brink of advancing to the knockout stage.

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Wednesday, July 26 2023
Linda Caicedo scores in Colombias win over South Korea

Cancer survivor Linda Caicedo scored on her debut at the Women’s World Cup as Colombia beat South Korea 2-0 on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, July 26 2023
Fans flock to Wellington waterfront ahead of Football Ferns match

Football fans have flocked to Wellington’s waterfront festival zone ahead of the Football Ferns’ second Fifa World Cup pool game against the Philippines tonight.

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Monday, July 24 2023
Football Ferns security boosted after Pullman Hotel fire, CJ Bott describes dash from blaze

New Zealand Football has boosted security around the Football Ferns after a fire at their Auckland hotel forced them to evacuate.

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Monday, July 24 2023
Sweden score late to deny South Africa upset

Amanda Ilestedt scored in the 89th minute to give Sweden a 2-1 win over South Africa in its Group G opener at the Women’s World Cup and deny South Africa the first major upset of the tournament.

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Monday, July 24 2023
Stefanie van der Gragts first-half header gets Netherlands off to winning start in Group E clash against Portugal

Stefanie van der Gragt scored on a header in the 13th minute, leading the Netherlands to a 1-0 win over Portugal at the Women’s World Cup on Sunday as the 2019 finalists began their tournament run.

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Friday, July 21 2023
Fifa Womens World Cup opener Football Ferns v Norway to go ahead, Fan Festival to remain shut

The Fifa Women’s World Cup opening match tonight between New Zealand and Norway at Eden Park will continue as planned, but the Auckland Fan Festival at The Cloud will stay closed.

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Monday, July 17 2023
 Dame Jacinda Ardern surprises Football Ferns at training session

Former prime minister Dame Jacinda Ardern made a surprise visit to a Football Ferns training session to give her words of support ahead of the team’s opening clash with Norway this Thursday.

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Friday, July 14 2023
Lack of sales prompts 20,000 free ticket giveaway in New Zealand

Fifa has announced it will give away 20,000 free tickets to the Women’s World Cup this month for matches in New Zealand’s four host cities.

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Thursday, July 13 2023
Getting around, things to do, where to eat, weather - all you need to know as a visitor to Aotearoa

New Zealand is excited to welcome more than 30,000 tourists to our shores in the coming weeks for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup. Kiwis are proud of their home and love to show it off, so the Herald has compiled all the things you need to know for your trip Downunder.

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Thursday, July 13 2023
 Napier City Rovers take aim at Wellington rivals ahead of crucial road

With just six rounds of football’s Central League remaining, conquering clubs from the capital city is a must for Napier City Rovers in their quest to qualify for the National League.

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Tuesday, July 11 2023
Football Ferns ease past Vietnam at McLean Park

Football Ferns 2

Vietnam 0

With nine days to go, the Football Ferns have liftoff ahead of the Fifa Women’s World Cup.

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Monday, July 10 2023
Unity Pitch in Napier bringing people together ahead of Vietnam-NZ football clash

Riding on the football fever of the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023, the Unity Pitch set up at Napier’s Sound Shell hosted tots’ games, teachers against students, blind football, a futsal skill centre and public free time to use the pitch.

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Friday, July 07 2023
The highs and lows of the Football Ferns


By Jeremy Ruane

From trailblazing inaugural triumphs in the 1970s to a recent dearth of victories and goals, the Football Ferns have seen it all, writes Jeremy Ruane. Now they get to play in a Fifa World Cup at home.

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Friday, July 07 2023
All Whites midfielder Sarpreet Singh leaves Bayern Munich for Hansa Rostock

All Whites star Sarpreet Singh has left German champions Bayern Munich after struggling with injuries and a lack of game time.

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Tuesday, July 04 2023
Racial abuse in Dunedin club football alleged by players and under investigation

By Jonty Dine & Rayssa Almeida of RNZ

An investigation has been launched by Southern Football after a Wānaka footballer was allegedly racially abused in a match against Roslyn Wakari in Dunedin.

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Tuesday, July 04 2023
New Zealand Football confirm Darren Bazeley

New Zealand Football has confirmed the appointment of Darren Bazeley as All Whites head coach.

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Tuesday, July 04 2023
Who are the Football Ferns? The 23 women hoping to make history

By Merryn Anderson

New Zealand’s squad of 23 has been named for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup which kicks off on July 20. Here’s LockerRoom’s guide for the Football Ferns hoping to make history.

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Sunday, July 02 2023
Northland Football Fern Hannah Wilkinson excited for national duty

While the sporting prowess of Whangārei’s Hannah Wilkinson was spotted early on, she had to pour a huge amount of effort, determination, and hard work to make it onto the world stage.

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