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  •   Can anyone topple the Kiwis? 5 weeks ago - FIFA
    New Zealand have dominated the last two Oceania qualifying competitions for the FIFA World Cup. Will it be the same again, or can New Caledonia, Tahiti or another underdog spring a surprise?
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  •   Can anyone topple the Kiwis? 5 weeks ago - FIFA
    New Zealand have dominated the last two Oceania qualifying competitions for the FIFA World Cup. Will it be the same again, or can New Caledonia, Tahiti or another underdog spring a surprise?
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  •   PNG into Rio play-off decider 6 weeks ago - FIFA
    2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup hosts Papua New Guinea have won through to Oceania’s play-off final against New Zealand for the right to participate at next year’s Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio.
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  •   PNG into Rio play-off decider 6 weeks ago - FIFA
    2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup hosts Papua New Guinea have won through to Oceania’s play-off final against New Zealand for the right to participate at next year’s Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio.
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  •   NZ disqualified from Rio 2016 football 6 weeks ago - BBC
    New Zealand Football will take legal action after being thrown out of Olympic qualifying for fielding an ineligible player.
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  •   Liverpool Ladies sign striker White 7 weeks ago - BBC
    Liverpool Ladies sign striker Rosie White who recently played for New Zealand at the World Cup.
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  •   The Handshake for Peace: a simple but strong message of friendship and solidarity 7 weeks ago - FIFA
    The FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ provided strong platforms for communicating the Handshake for Peace message to fans the world over.
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  •   Zivkovic strike voted New Zealand's best 9 weeks ago - FIFA
    Having lifted the FIFA U-20 World Cup Trophy in Auckland, Serbia's Andrija Zivkovic now has one more thing to celebrate, after being voted by fans as the winner of the New Zealand 2015 Goal of the Tournament.
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  •   New Zealand sees stars emerge, Serbia sparkle 9 weeks ago - FIFA
    Read FIFA.com's review of New Zealand 2015 ; a tournament which had drama, disappointments, spectacular goals, super saves, record-breaking moments and ultimately ended in success for Serbia. 
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  •   New Zealand 2015 in numbers 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    After three weeks of FIFA U-20 World Cup action across New Zealand, we look back on the records, milestones and statistics to arise on the road to Serbia being crowned champions.
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  •   Rajkovic: We’re one team with one heart 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    Having lifted the FIFA U-20 World cup Trophy as Serbia's captain and won the adidas Golden Glove as best goalkeeper, a joyous Predrag Rajkovic said he and his team-mates won't forget their time at New Zealand 2015.
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  •   Danilo faces defeat with dignity 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    Defeated Brazil captain Danilo spoke to FIFA.com after the final whistle blew on the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, reflecting on the desolation inside the Brazil camp and his personal success in winning the adidas Silver Ball.
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  •   Serbia inspired by U-20 World Cup win 10 weeks ago - UEFA
    Serbia coach Mladen Dodić said his team have "an additional obligation" to succeed in the Czech Republic following their counterparts' FIFA U-20 World Cup triumph in New Zealand.
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  •   Serbia inspired by FIFA U-20 World Cup win 10 weeks ago - UEFA
    Serbia coach Mladen Dodić said his team have "an additional obligation" to succeed in the Czech Republic following their counterparts' FIFA U-20 World Cup triumph in New Zealand.
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  •   New Zealand 2015 hailed a resounding success 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    The FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 has been hailed a resounding success following 22 days of mouth-watering football, watched by over 300,000 people.
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  •   Mali’s magician Traore nets top honour 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    We review the award-winners at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, with Mali's Adama Traore taking top honours with the adidas Golden Ball while Ukraine's Viktor Kovalenko ended up with the adidas Golden Boot.
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  •   Ecstasy in Auckland as Serbia make history 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    Relive the drama of New Zealand 2015's final day, which ended in Serbian celebrations after an extra-time win over Brazil, and also brought joy for Mali and player of the tournament Adama Traore. 
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  •   U-20 road trip nears end for Kiwi diehards 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    Three members of a Wellington Phoenix fan group have been on the road during New Zealand 2015, taking in 23 matches and 19 teams across five cities. The trio spoke to FIFA.com about their experiences.
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  •   Volunteers mark 2015 anti-discrimination day 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    On 17 June 2015, FIFA celebrated its 14th annual anti-discrimination day on the occasion of the semi-finals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
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  •   Football helping Christchurch rise again 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    We remember the victims of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, look at how New Zealand's second-largest city is bouncing back, and discover the benefits it has gleaned from being a FIFA U-20 World Cup venue.
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  •   Football helping Christchurch rise again 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    We remember the victims of the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, look at how New Zealand's second-largest city is bouncing back, and discover the benefits it has gleaned from being a FIFA U-20 World Cup venue.
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  •   Football Ferns vow to return even stronger 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    FIFA.com heard from members of New Zealand after their exit from the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and while their mood was understandably subdued and disappointed, the over-arching message was one of resilience and determination to come back even stronger.
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  •   FIFA aims to educate young All White hopefuls 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    An event aimed to start getting New Zealand’s rising stars to think about preventing injuries and the impact injuries can have on their future was hosted at Wellington College on Monday morning.
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  •   Chinese, Kiwis draw as Football Ferns say farewell 10 weeks ago - FIFA
      A very even battle between China PR and New Zealand ended 2-2 in Winnipeg, which was enough to send the Chinese through to the knockout stages of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ but the single point earned forced the Football Ferns to pack their bags earlier than they would have liked.
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  •   Serbians winning hearts as they chase history 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    Milos Veljkovic speaks about Serbia's successful charm offensive in New Zealand, their hopes of winning the U-20 World Cup title and his amusing thoughts on why he and a USA counterpart missed their penalties in the quarter-finals.
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  •   African tests for Brazil and Serbia 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    Brazil, Senegal, Serbia and Mali head into Wednesday’s semi-finals of New Zealand 2015 with designs on a place in the final.
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  •   Wormuth: New Zealand has been phenomenal 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    Germany coach Frank Wormuth speaks to FIFA.com about the Europeans champions' shock defeat to Mali in the quarter-finals of the U-20 World Cup and his overall impressions of the tournament.
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  •   Unlucky losers pay the penalty 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    Penalties were the order of the day as three of the day's four matches ended in shootouts, followed swiftly by the joy and despair they bring. FIFA.com rounds-up the day at New Zealand 2015 where eight teams became four.
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  •   Canada Women 0-0 New Zealand Women 11 weeks ago - BBC
    The Women's World Cup match between Canada and New Zealand ends goalless after a delay because of a thunderstorm.
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  •   Kiwis delay Canada charge 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    FIFA Women's World Cup hosts Canada battled out a scoreless stalemate in a tough and torrid encounter against New Zealand at the Commonwealth Stadium.
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  •   Ghana raise smiles on children’s hospital visit 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    Ahead of their last 16 match against Mali at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015, Ghana’s team visited the Children’s Hospital Wellington, the first and oldest of its kind in New Zealand.
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  •   Big picture inspires departing Kiwis 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    FIFA.com heard from New Zealand's Bill Tuiloma, Deklan Wynne and Clayton Lewis, as well as coach Darren Bazeley after the U-20 World Cup hosts went out fighting against Portugal in the Round of 16.
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  •   Drama for hosts as Germany and Brazil battle through 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    The Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 is now complete after four thrilling encounters. Brazil, Germany, Portugal and Uzbekistan progressed to the next round – but the tournament is over for hosts New Zealand.
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  •   Khamdamov: Uzbekistan are out to make history 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    After his brace sent Uzbekistan into the quarter-finals of New Zealand 2015, Dostonbek Khamdamov told FIFA.com he was already setting his sights on the last four and a best ever finish at a FIFA U-20 World Cup.
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  •   Portugal break hosts' hearts 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    Hosts New Zealand are out of the FIFA U-20 World Cup but only after giving Portugal a major fright at Hamilton's Waikato Stadium.
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  •   Oztunali the matchwinner for Germany 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    Levin Oztunali’s first half goal was enough to take Germany through to the last eight of the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 at the expense of Nigeria.
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  •   Centurion Hearn takes aim at Kiwi breakthrough 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    The host nation will again take centre-stage on Thursday as the second round of group matches at Canada 2015 commence, but while the home side take all the headlines, their opponents New Zealand are intent on playing the role of party poopers.
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  •   Penalty heroes emerge amid late drama 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    Goalkeepers Ibou Sy and Zack Steffen were the sensations of the first Round of 16 matches at New Zealand 2015, while Mali produced three wonderful goals and Serbia's spirit took them through. FIFA.com rounds up the action.
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  •   Sy the penalty hero as Senegal shock Ukraine 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    Ibrahima Sy saved three penalties as Senegal won a dramatic shootout against Ukraine to reach the last eight at New Zealand 2015.
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  •   Porto pair propelling Portugal's title tilt 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    Ivo Rodrigues and Andre Silva, two of the stars of Portugal's impressive performances at New Zealand 2015, speak about their ambitions, friendship and PlayStation rivalry.
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  •   Brazil & Uruguay, a rivalry with history 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    With 65 years of intense rivalry between them, Brazil and Uruguay's intertwined history is one of South America's most rich. With them set to meet once again in the Round of 16 at New Zealand 2015, FIFA.com recalls a few memories.
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  •   U-20 World Cup final to be a sell-out 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    All allocated tickets for the final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 are now sold out.
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  •   The Donetsk duo lighting up New Zealand 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    Viktor Kovalenko is the top scorer at the FIFA U-20 World Cup and Bohdan Sarnavskyi has the most clean sheets. The Ukraine duo, team-mates with Shakhtar Donetsk, speak to FIFA.com about their ambitions and friendship.
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  •   Pride and pain as eight bid farewell 11 weeks ago - FIFA
    From Argentinian defiance to Fijian acceptance, FIFA.com rounds up reaction from the eight teams who failed to survive the New Zealand 2015 group phase.
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  •   Jean Carlos finds feet in reshaped Brazil 12 weeks ago - FIFA
    Jean Carlos spoke to FIFA.com after helping his side continue their 100 per cent record at New Zealand 2015, with a goal in his side's 3-0 victory over Korea DPR.
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  •   New Zealand Women v Netherlands Women 12 weeks ago - BBC
    Live coverage of Sunday's Women's World Cup game between New Zealand Women and Netherlands Women.
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  •   Zivkovic chalks up another landmark 12 weeks ago - FIFA
    After his sublime free-kick booked Serbia's place in the knockout stages of New Zealand 2015, FIFA.com caught up with Andrija Zivkovic who was beaming with pride as his side broke new ground.
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  •   Guruceaga, Uruguay’s Mr Dependable 12 weeks ago - FIFA
    After helping his side reach the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 knockout stages, Uruguay goalkeeper Gaston Guruceaga caught up with ​FIFA.com​ to discuss the tournament and his pet dog Iker.
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  •   Final standings in Group D determined 12 weeks ago - FIFA
    After a 1-1 between Mali and Uruguay on the final day of matches in Group D at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 on Saturday, both teams were left level on points and goal difference. As per article 17.5 of the tournament Regulations, the position of each team was therefore determined by a drawing of lots.
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  •   Serbia seal top spot, Mexico sent home 12 weeks ago - FIFA
    Serbia reached the New Zealand 2015 Round of 16 after a 2-1 win over secured top spot in Group D, while sent the Central Americans home, with Andrija Zivkovic scoring a stunning free-kick.
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