Throughout the entire history of the New Zealand national football team, they have consistently had to settle with the group stages of the FIFA Confederations Cup. 1999, 2003 and 2009 are the all of the previous editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup that New Zealand has managed to qualify and in every single one of them, they have not been able to get past the group stages. New Zealand has qualified for the latest edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup which is the 2017. They were pitted in group A where they have to compete against the likes of: Russia, Portugal and Mexico. Anthony Hudson is the head coach of the New Zealand national football team and he talked about the approaching challenge of not only making it past their group stages curse but also making a memorable campaign as the 36 year old American manager said: “We want to […]
Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town have emerged as the front-runners to sign Chris Wood during this summer’s transfer window. The New Zealand international had a stellar season with Leeds United last season as he bagged the Golden Boot award in the Championship. Woods provided 27 goals in 44 league outings for the Peacocks last term, but despite his extreme efforts, the Yorkshire club missed on the playoffs owing to a patchy form in the dying stages of the campaign. Huddersfield Town eventually got promoted via the playoffs, and they are now being linked with a potential swoop for Wood in the summer. According to SkyBet, the Terriers are priced at 9/2, which makes them favourites ahead of Middlesbrough 8/1 and Crystal Palace 9/1. Wood had previously plyed his trade with West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City in the Premier League, but he struggled to make himself a regular at both […]
Wellington are poised to face Auckland City in the OFC Champions League final after getting past AS Magenta 7-1 in the second leg of their semi-final clash.
The match at David Farrington Park was fast paced as the hosts scored the opener in the first seven minutescourtesy of Joel Stevens.
The New Zealand national team has confirmed that they would play warm up games ahead of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup billed for Russia.
The All Whites plan to play Northern Ireland at Windsor Park in Belfast on the second day of June, and then face a club side in a closed match in Dublin five days later.
New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson has given his support of approval for FIFA’s decision to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from the 2026 edition.
Anthony Hudson became the youngest coach to earn the UEFA Pro License and after earning this coaching award, the English manager has not wasted time as he took charge of the Bahrain under-23 squad and helped the youth squad in reaching the finals of 2012 GCC tournament which is something that Bahrain had never done in their history.
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New Zealand has returned the focus to domestic games again after the attention on the Rio Olympic Games, and the Under 17 World Cup.
Coach Leon Birnie has named the squad set to participate in the forthcoming Under 20 World Cup in Papua New Guinea but the spotlight will be on the domestic scene this weekend at the National Women’s League.
The New Zealand under-20 team could only manage a draw against Solomon Islands in their final pool game.
However, the team is already qualified for the next round of matches, and the result will not have any impact on their ranking.
Veteran New Zealand player Annalie Longo is afraid of the repercussions of the poor performance at the just concluded Rio 2016 Olympic Games as the team failed to proceed beyond the group stage.
She claimed the funding could be reduced in light of the results at the tourney.