Can New Zealand break their group stages Confederations Cup curse?

 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 […]

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Huddersfield Town emerge as new Favourites for Chris Wood

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 […]

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WHATS IN A NAME?

Do you know your footballers? Do you know whether the original ‘Psycho’ was Sturat Pearce or Roy Keane? Reckon you know your stuff?

Was ‘King Kev’ a hero in Newcastle or Liverpool? Do you know which footballer earned a nickname that likened him to his favourite food?

We have a fantastic quiz, developed by champions league betting experts Paddy Power, which puts your football knowledge to the test!

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NEW ZEALAND FOCUS ON LOCAL GAMES AGAIN

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.

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