Lambert signs for West Brom

England striker Rickie Lambert struggled for game time at Liverpool, managing three goals in 36 appearances.

England striker has left Liverpool after a solitary season at Anfield to join Albion on a two-year deal.

Brazil star tests positive

Brazil midfielder Fred has denied using the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide at the Copa America.

Midfielder Fred returns positive test for banned substance at Copa America but denies he was cheating.

Merrick still seeking a striker

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick enjoys the sunshine along the Monaco peninsula in Nelson.

Despite enjoying a brief break, Wellington Phoenix coach's No 1 priority is finding a gun goal-scorer for next season.

Arsenal out to make statement

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is back for another season with the Gunners.

Old rivalries will be renewed when Arsenal play Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley this weekend.

Walcott, Cazorla sign deals

Theo Walcott, who has 76 goals in 302 appearances for Arsenal, has signed a new four-deal to stay with the Gunners.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts with the Gunners.

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NZ Football lodge eligibility appeal

New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin says the national body is reviewing its internal processes.

Grounds for appeal against Olympic ousting include process undertaken by OFC and rules applied in reaching decision, president says.

Eligibility saga merits inquiry

OPINION: Sport NZ needs to step in and conduct an independent inquiry into New Zealand Football.

Eligibility issue is 'nothing new'

NZ U-17s reeling after fresh claims

world game

Brazil star tests positive for banned drug

Brazil midfielder Fred has denied using the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide at the Copa America.

Midfielder Fred returns positive test for hydrochlorothiazide at Copa America but denies any wrongdoing.

Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla sign Arsenal deals

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts with the Gunners.

England striker Rickie Lambert struggled for game time at Liverpool, managing three goals in 36 appearances.

Lambert leaves Liverpool to join West Brom

Rickie Lambert has left Liverpool after a solitary season at Anfield to join West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal.

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Zwolle, here they come

Wellington United players Jayme-Lee Hunter, left, and Michaela Robertson (foreground) model the blue-and-white hoops of PEC Zwolle. Zwolle players Jolijn Heuvels, left, and Jorie Schepers are spending their off-season with Wellington United.

Frankly, the goal is to go to The Netherlands and never come back.

All Whites coach preaches fair play

All Whites coach says he is passionate about players being strong role models for kids.

AC Milan coaches Raffaele Maiorano, left, and Silvio Ferri put players through their paces at a camp in Wellington. Photo: CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ.

AC Milan bring syllabus to Welly

Young footballers' parents pay $1000 each to take part in AC Milan Junior Camps.

a-league

Phoenix coach Merrick still on hunt for top striker

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick enjoys the sunshine along the Monaco peninsula in Nelson.

He may have been asking advice for things to see and do during a holiday in Nelson, but Phoenix coach's No 1 priority is finding a gun goal-scorer.

Aloisi brothers united on Brisbane coaches bench

Brisbane Roar have brought together the Aloisi brothers after Ross Aloisi was appointed as an assistant coach to his younger sibling John.

Griffin McMaster posing for a Wellington Phoenix squad picture ahead of the 2012-2013 A-League season.

Ex-Nix keeper slams Goodes

Former Wellington Phoenix keeper labels anti-racism AFL star Adam Goodes 'unAustralian'.

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Wynne All White for McDonald's

Fast food sponsor of NZ Football not rushing to make a meal of its promo stunt with ineligible Oly White.

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