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Hibiscus Coast AFC launches four corners programme

Hibiscus Coast AFC technical director Mauricio Rojas is excited at the holistic approach the club is introducing for its players with the new four corners programme.

Football on the Coast is about to become a whole lot more sophisticated as Hibiscus Coast AFC launches its new "four corners" football development programme.

Adelaide United out of ACL

Diego Tardelli Martins of Shandong Luneng (let) competes for the ball against Craig Goodwin of Adelaide United.

Adelaide United bundled out of the Asian Champions League by China's Shandon Luneng.

Barbarouses return 'massive'

Melbourne Victory's Kosta Barbarouses (l) has been linked with a return to the Wellington Phoenix as a marquee player.

Former All White Harry Ngata says regaining forward would be 'fantastic' for Wellington Phoenix.

'You'll never walk out alone'

The Football Supporters Federation are hoping fans will follow Liverpool's lead and stag a mass walkout over EPL ticket prices.

Fans plotting walkout for whole round of fixtures after Liverpool take stand over ticket price hike.

All Whites star has knee surgery

Kiwi footballer Ryan Thomas has undergone surgery on a knee he injured in November.

Young Dutch premier league midfielder Ryan Thomas takes big step in recovery from injury suffered in November.

Keeper in stitches after head knock

Coey Turipa makes a save for Canterbury United earlier in the season. He has six stitches after a cut to his head after a game in Hamilton.

Six stitches to a head wound means Canterbury United keeper Coey Turipa is in doubt for Sunday's top of the table game with champions Auckland City.

Messi undergoing further medical tests

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is undergoing further tests to see what is causing on going kidney problems.

The football super star doesn't know what is causing an on going kidney complaint.

Barbarouses may return

Kosta Barbarouses has been rumoured to have signed with his former club, Wellington Phoenix, as a marquee player from next season on.

Report claims Kiwi football star will come home to the Wellington Phoenix next season.

Chelsea's Zouma faces six months out

Chelsea's Kurt Zouma lies on the pitch after sustaining a knee injury against Manchester United.

Knee injury suffered by the defender against ManU will require surgery.

Fan flares ignite club trouble

Police respond as Western Sydney Wanderers fans ignite flares during the weekend's A-League match against the Melbourne Victory.

Wanderers may lose A-League competition points after their fans let off flares and loud railway detonators.

Blatter, Platini invited to 2018 World Cup

Russia will invite disgraced former Fifa president Sepp Blatter (left) and former Uefa president Michel Platini to watch the 2018 World Cup.

Disgraced football bosses may be banned from working in the sport, but Russia says there's "no problem" with them watching it.

Qatar considers special courts for World Cup boozers

Qatar is considering special courts to deal with drunken foreigners.

The conservative Muslim state will allow fans to drink alcohol in special zones - but what happens once they leave?

Leicester fan eyes $54k win windfall

Leicester City fans keep the faith as their team eyes a Premier League victory.

Leigh Herbert has his fingers crossed for a fairytale Premier League win - and an extraordinary return on his $10 bet.

Rules of Kiwi engagement

Tommy Smith cited personal reasons for missing the game with Oman and had to keep plans to propose to his girlfriend a secret.

All Whites defender Tommy Smith reveals a marriage proposal forced him to skip the Oman international.

Beyonce puts super in Super Bowl video

Beyonce, Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during the half-time show at the NFL's Super Bowl 50.

A little stumble didn't stop the superstar during a powerhouse performance alongside Bruno Mars and Coldplay.

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All Whites coach 'not satisfied'

Coach Anthony Hudson and the All Whites will have a two-week camp in Australia to prepare for the Oceania Nations Cup.

Anthony Hudson disappointed with no All Whites game in March, but boxing on.

All Whites idle yet again

NZF unable to secure a match for March window and settle for two-week camp as crucial tournament looms.

Futsal White dreams of World Cup

Football Ferns will play in Rio

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Chelsea snatch Man Utd draw

Chelsea captain John Terry celebrates with goal scorer Diego Costa.

Chelsea made a late comeback to deny Manchester United a victory.

Can Leicester do the impossible?

Ex-manager backs Leicester City to pull off the greatest English Premier League upset since Nottingham Forest in 1978.

Bournemouth's Andrew Surman defends against Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey.

Arsenal back in title race with win at Bournemouth

Easy 2-0 win puts Gunners level on points with second-placed Tottenham, with EPL victory in their sights.

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Refereeing decisions costly

WaiBop United's attackers, including Sanni Issa (front) do battle with Canterbury United's defenders on Sunday.

Three controversial no-calls clouded the end of WaiBop United's loss to Canterbury United on Sunday.

WaiBop's playoff hopes gone

WaiBop United go down 3-2 to Canterbury United, conceding the winner in injury time.

Brock Messenger on the ball against Waitakere United. The New Zealand under-20 defender scored a sensational long range injury time goal to give Canterbury United a 3-2 win over WaiBop United in Hamilton.

Messenger delivers Dragons' golden goal

A "million dollar'' goal by Brock Messenger puts Canterbury United in the box seat for the national football playoffs.

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Wanderers fans under fire over flares

Wanderers fans in the crowd let off flares, disrupting play and damaging seats.

Football Federation Australia threatens to ban "troublemakers" after flares ruined stadium seats and forced play to be stopped.

Wanderers draw with late strike video

Western Sydney Wanderers strike 89th minute equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw at Melbourne Victory.

Michael McGlinchey squanders a glorious opportunity in front of goal.

Phoenix fail to fire - again video

Ernie Merrick's 'nice guys' go down to a single goal as Perth take all the glory in Wellington.

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Beyonce puts super in Super Bowl

A little stumble didn't stop the superstar during a powerhouse performance alongside Bruno Mars and Coldplay.

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