Ferns refine focus for Rio opener

Experienced striker Amber Hearn was one of four Football Ferns to get on the scoresheet in their Olympic warm-up clash ...

NZ women's football team ready to bump up intensity after 4-1 warm-up win over South Africa.

Godin strike seals Atletico win

Diego Godin (right) shoots and scores the eventual match-winning goal in Atletico's 1-0 victory over Tottenham at the MCG.

​Tottenham Hotspur leave Australia winless after succumbing to an Atletico Madrid sucker punch.

All Whites legend's battle

Steve Sumner has advanced prostate cancer and wants more middle aged men to get regular checks.

Steve Sumner's cancer has spread and he is encouraging more men to get checked.

Smith extends Ipswich deal

Tommy Smith has signed a new three-year deal at Ipswich Town.

Three-year deal will keep Kiwi centre back at the English Championship club until at least 2019.

New signings on form for Nix

Gui Finkler (left) and Kosta Barbarouses (centre) both scored in the Wellington Phoenix's win over Beijing BG.

Kosta Barbarouses and Gui Finkler shine as Wellington claim the Capital Cup against Beijing BG.

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nz teams

'Lesson learned definitely'

Auckland City FC midfielder Clayton Lewis has been handed a one month ban.

Young All Whites player had no idea too many puffs on asthma inhaler could lead to month ban.

Southern footballers stun Burnley

The Otago Super Cup team have added another EPL club scalp to its impressive CV of victories over international sides.

The Football Ferns family

Erceg is ready for a tough Olympics

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Bubble football craze grows

Barcelona were the latest to adopt the strange new game, with superstar Lionel Messi making it look easy!

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Bubble football craze grows video

The Spanish giants were the latest to adopt the strange new game, with superstar Lionel Messi making it look easy!

Barcelona were the latest to adopt the strange new game, with superstar Lionel Messi making it look easy!

Three killed as fans party

Fans of Atletico Nacional celebrate their win over Ecuador's Independiente del Valle.

Football fans' night of revelry turns ugly in Colombia with more than 600 brawls and three deaths.

Dragons sign nine

Canterbury United captain Aaron Clapham has re-signed for another season.

Ex-All White Aaron Clapham will again lead Canterbury United in the national football league.

'Lesson learned definitely'

Auckland City FC midfielder Clayton Lewis has been handed a one month ban.

Young All Whites player had no idea too many puffs on asthma inhaler could lead to month ban.

Stunning 70m extra-time winner video

Danny Choi lines up the 70m shot from deep in his own half.

Sensational shot steals late extra-time victory for FFA Cup side reduced to 10 men.

Swaney comes home to Tasman

Tasman United have signed former Canterbury and Waitakere defender Jordan Swaney for the upcoming national league season.

Tasman United recruit ex-national league defender Jordan Swaney.

Man City pizza ban

Pizza is on the banned list under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

New coach Pep Guardiola is ruling with an iron fist, banning the greasy snack as he settles in to his new digs.

Juventus down Tottenham

Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC (left) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during International Champions Cup match ...

​An early Juventus blitz gives the Italian champions a winning end to their tour of Australia.

Winston Reid erupts in fury video

New Zealand footballer Winston Reid challenges for possession during West Ham's friendly against German side, Karlsruher ...

The All Whites star goes after German defender following awful tackle.

Sail to start for Phoenix in China

Oliver Sail will be the Phoenix goalkeeper against Beijing BG.

With first-choice goalkeeper Glen Moss out injured, Oliver Sail gets a starting chance.

Krishna key to Fiji's Rio hopes

Roy Krishna has a huge role to play for Oceania champions Fiji at the Rio Olympics.

Phoenix striker hailed as example of professionalism as island minnow faces Olympic football heavyweights.

Allardyce makes Rooney wait video

Sam Allardyce says he "fits the chair" as England manager.

New England football manager coy on plans for captaincy as he reveals he "fits the chair" as boss.

Hull teams with betting co

Hull celebrates promotion to the English Premier League after winning last season's Championship.

EPL club signs a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with a Kenyan betting company.

Bel gets second chance to head to US

Christchurch-raised Bel van Noorden races clear while playing for her Glenfield Rovers club side in Auckland.

Kiwi footballer Bel van Noorden off to Pittsburgh University.

Football Ferns out to shock

Football Ferns' defender Ali Riley is optimistic about their chances at the Rio Olympics.

They face two of the world's best teams but the Kiwis are optimistic of an upset in Rio.

world game

Allardyce makes Rooney wait video

Sam Allardyce says he "fits the chair" as England manager.

New England football manager coy on plans for captaincy as he reveals he "fits the chair" as boss.

Dan Carter scores for Arsenal video

Another Dan Carter is starring on football fields in Europe.

Hull celebrates promotion to the English Premier League after winning last season's Championship.

Hull teams with betting co

EPL club signs a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with a Kenyan betting company.

domestic

Tasman prepare for life without Solomon Islands star

Atkin Kaua in action for Canterbury United during last season's national league.

Tasman United dealt early blow with confirmation midfielder Atkin Kaua is heading home to the Solomon Islands.

Football team 'idiotic' on flight

It started with shouting during the safety briefing and ended with the coach being escorted off the plane.

New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin has faith in Fifa.

NZF keeps faith in Fifa

New Zealand Football has "full confidence" in FIFA, to ensure the 2018 World Cup in Russia is free of drug cheats.

a-league

Scrap the cap - Merrick

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick believes the A-League salary cap is no longer needed.

With all the bonuses and changing rules, Phoenix boss says it's time for the A-League to scrap the salary cap.

Sigmund new Wellington role

The former Phoenix star has a new football job, and it's kids he wants to help most.

190716. Sport.Photo:KEVIN STENT/FAIRFAX NZ. New Phoenix striker Kosta Barbarouses feeling the cols at training in ...

Barbarouses eyeing titles with Phoenix video

He left as the kid from Wellington and returns to the Phoenix as a true professional.

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