Brotherton: Nice to be on board

The 18-year-old – who almost stole a win for New Zealand in the dying stages with a header which flew inches wide – turned in a strong effort in front…

No change to World Cup allocation

In his opening remarks, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter welcomed the new members of the FIFA Executive Committee. He reminded all those present that he was “the President of all…

NZ U-20 open with draw

In a keenly contested match in front of a sell out crowd of 25,000, most of the scoring opportunities for both sides came in transition with Darren Bazeley’s team finishing…

New Zealand prepped for opener

Bazeley has led the preparation for his side over the past 24 months through both domestic and international programmes and he is glad the kickoff is finally here.“It’s been over…

Blatter re-elected as FIFA President

After the first ballot (206 valid votes, 133 for Joseph S. Blatter, 73 for HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein), HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein addressed the Congress to…

U-17s learn from Doha defeat

The team opened their Aspire Tri-Series tour with a 1-0 loss to Qatar on Tuesday morning (NZ time) in a game which saw the New Zealand side miss a late…

Fiji fall hard to Hungary

However coach Frank Farina says the result wasn’t too much of a shock for several reasons.“It wasn’t really a surprise once we saw the conditions, and they were the same…

Ngati Whatua representatives and Auckland Mayor Len Brown led the welcome with the players then taking time out to sign autographs and pose for photos with young players and supporters….

Tahiti tumble at second test

After winning the opening match 3-1, many fans returned expecting a second victory for the home side, but the FIFA U-20 World Cup on the horizon for the Argentines the…

Lae snares NSL title

For the first time in the competition’s ten-years of existence, the final didn’t feature super club Hekari United, but instead two Momase teams who played out the final at Sir…