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  •   Awesome Auckland breaking new ground 5 days ago - FIFA
    We take a closer look at the groundbreaking Auckland City side, who have reached the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup, with the part-timers from New Zealand set to face off against South America's champions San Lorenzo.
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  •   Tavano: I identify with Cesc 1 week ago - FIFA
    Ahead of Auckland City's quarter-final against ES Setif, forward Fabrizio Tavano spoke with FIFA.com about his admiration for Chelsea and Spain star Cesc Fabregas and his move to New Zealand at the age of 12. 
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  •   New Zealand's Prime Minister meets U-20 trophy at Christmas Truce commemoration 1 week ago - FIFA
    The New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Governor-General Sir Jerry Mataparae were among the special guests at a football event in Wellington this week set up to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914.
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  •   PSG avoid slip-up, Pride crowned champions again 1 week ago - FIFA
    We round up the week's action in the world of women's club football, where Paris Saint-Germain hung on for victory, Mainland Pride secured back-to-back titles in New Zealand and Sao Jose triumph on tour in Japan.
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  •   Payne looking for dual goals in Morocco 2 weeks ago - FIFA
    After being released by Blackburn Rovers, New Zealand international Tim Payne is intent on making a point and helping Auckland City FC 'achieve something special' at the FIFA Club World Cup as well as impressing on the world stage.
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  •   New Zealand 2015 Mascot fires up crowds in Auckland and Wellington 2 weeks ago - FIFA
    The Official Mascot for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 was launched today at Auckland’s Santa Parade – marking six months until the biggest celebration of global football hits New Zealand.
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  •   FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 Mascot to make debut this weekend 3 weeks ago - FIFA
    The Official Mascot for the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 New Zealand is to be unveiled at Auckland’s Santa Parade on Sunday 30 November.
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  •   Lindsay aiming high in Morocco 3 weeks ago - FIFA
    Auckland City FC midfielder Cameron Lindsay is setting his sights on regaining a professional contract and the former New Zealand youth international is hoping Morocco 2014 will be the perfect springboard.
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  •   Auckland City on track for Morocco with local success 3 weeks ago - FIFA
    Auckland City FC’s preparations for the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2014 remain very much on track after the New Zealanders won the inaugural OFC President’s Cup on home turf.
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  •   Auckland aim to make most of maiden OFC President's Cup 4 weeks ago - FIFA
    The maiden OFC President's Cup takes place this week in New Zealand with the six-team invitational tournament providing invaluable preparation for Auckland City ahead of Morocco 2014.
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  •   Hudson: I want to create a new identity for New Zealand 5 weeks ago - FIFA
    Five years to the day since New Zealand famously qualified for South Africa 2010, FIFA.com speaks with new All Whites coach Anthony Hudson who says he has plans to rapidly evolve the nation’s football culture and achieve success at Russia 2018.
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  •   Giants stumble as Qatar, Myanmar make history 8 weeks ago - FIFA
    FIFA.com reviews Asian qualifying for New Zealand 2015 with shocks aplenty led by Qatar and Myanmar securing passage to the world stage.
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  •   Big Sam admits Reid concerns 9 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    Sam Allardyce has admitted Winston Reid's contract situation is a concern for everyone at West Ham as the New Zealand defender has yet to extend his deal.
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  •   Asian aspirants eye world stage 10 weeks ago - FIFA
    Sixteen Asian nations will enter this week’s continental championship in Myanmar with a common goal - collecting one of four berths on offer to New Zealand 2015.
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  •   VIDEO: Blatter explains video challenges 14 weeks ago - BBC
    Fifa president Sepp Blatter wants to trial a video challenge system for refereeing decisions, potentially as soon as next year's under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
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  •   Nigeria's super Sunday 17 weeks ago - FIFA
    Following her quick-fire double against New Zealand to book a semi-final showdown with Korea DPR, FIFA.com spoke to Uchechi Sunday about her achievement.
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  •   Nigeria ease through, France progress on pens 17 weeks ago - FIFA
    Nigeria and France overcame New Zealand and Korea Republic respectively to book the last two places in the semi-finals of Canada 2014.
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  •   Oshoala, Sunday send Nigeria into semis 17 weeks ago - FIFA
    Nigeria’s Asisat Oshoala and Ucheche Sunday both scored twice to send the Super Falconets into the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 semi-finals at the expense of New Zealand with a 4-1 win in wet conditions in Moncton.
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  •   Kiwi Lee aiming for the top 18 weeks ago - FIFA
    Although she shares her name with a South Korean singing sensation, it's on the football field and not the stage where New Zealand starlet is hoping to hit the high notes.
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  •   France reign supreme, Korea Republic progress 18 weeks ago - FIFA
    In the final round of group matches at Canada 2014, France won 3-0 against Paraguay to top Group D, while New Zealand, Nigeria and Korea Republic joined them in the knockout stages.
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  •   New Zealand usurp Ticas to advance 18 weeks ago - FIFA
    New Zealand booked their first ever ticket to the knockout stages of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup by defeating Costa Rica 3-0 thanks to goals from Steph Skilton, Megan Lee and Tayla O'Brien.
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  •   Dream homecoming for Canada's Fletcher 18 weeks ago - FIFA
    Emma Fletcher, who represented New Zealand at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in 2012, speaks to FIFA.com about how she has come to be helping Canada reach the quarter-finals of the U-20 event.
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  •   Hudson's New Zealand dream 18 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    Anthony Hudson is determined to create a lasting legacy with New Zealand after being named the national team's new manager.
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  •   France hit four, Falconets early flourish 18 weeks ago - FIFA
    In the second round of Group D fixtures France coasted to victory over New Zealand and are odds-on to reach the last eight, with fast-starting Nigeria posting a first victory in Group C.
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  •   France to the four against New Zealand 18 weeks ago - FIFA
    France have taken a giant stride towards the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup with a resounding 4-0 win over New Zealand in Montreal's Olympic Stadium.
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  •   Ferns duo out to rewrite records 18 weeks ago - FIFA
    FIFA.com hears from Katie Bowen and Steph Skilton, two players who are keen to change perceptions of New Zealand and make a bit of FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup history in the process. 
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  •   Mature Kiwis stun Paraguay 19 weeks ago - FIFA
    A disciplined, clinical display from New Zealand has yielded an impressive 2-0 win over Paraguay in Montreal and boosted the Kiwis' hopes of advancing to the knockout stage for the first time.
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  •   Hudson takes over as Kiwi manager 19 weeks ago - BBC
    Former Newport County boss Anthony Hudson is appointed New Zealand manager on a contract until 2018.
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  •   Hudson named new All Whites coach 19 weeks ago - FIFA
    New Zealand have named former Bahrain coach Anthony Hudson to lead through the 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign.
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  •   West Ham lose but Newcastle and Palace win 20 weeks ago - BBC
    West Ham slip to their second defeat on their tour of New Zealand but there are wins for Newcastle and Crystal Palace.
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  •   Newcastle see off Phoenix 20 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    Newcastle ended their pre-season tour of New Zealand with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Wellington Phoenix.
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  •   West Ham lose again on tour 20 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    West Ham suffered a second defeat on their tour of New Zealand as they were beaten 3-1 by Sydney FC.
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  •   Hungary, Serbia reach New Zealand 2015 21 weeks ago - FIFA
    Hungary and Serbia have filled Europe's final two qualifying spots for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 on Friday after Portugal, Austria, Germany and Ukraine secured their passage earlier in the week.
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  •   Carroll ruled out of pre-season tour 21 weeks ago - BBC
    West Ham striker Andy Carroll will miss the club's tour of New Zealand after suffering a sore left ankle.
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  •   Austria qualified for New Zealand 2015 21 weeks ago - FIFA
    With a 3-0 victory over Israel in the UEFA European U-19 Championship Hungary, Austria qualified as the first European team for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015.
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  •   Hammers Kiwi tour 'fantastic' 21 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    West Ham United are relishing their Football United Tour of New Zealand, says manager Sam Allardyce.
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  •   Hudson in New Zealand frame 23 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    Bahrain boss Anthony Hudson is in the frame for the vacant manager's job of New Zealand, Sky Sports understands.
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  •   Herbert's expert take on World Cup trends 25 weeks ago - FIFA
    Ricki Herbert knows a thing or two about the FIFA World Cup have played at Spain 1982 and coached New Zealand through an unbeaten campaign at South Africa 2010. Here he tells FIFA.com his observations on Brazil 2014.
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  •   New Zealand 2015 tickets on sale 27 weeks ago - FIFA
    To coincide with football fans everywhere celebrating the kick-off for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, tickets have gone on public sale for next year’s world football event in New Zealand.
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  •   New Zealand 2015 LOC donates generous legacy gift 27 weeks ago - FIFA
    New Zealand Football’s futsal community has received a most welcome gift from the Local Organising Committee of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
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  •   History-makers Fiji clinch U-20 spot 28 weeks ago - FIFA
    FIFA.com reports from the  OFC U-20 Championship, which ended in triumph for hosts Fiji, who will represent their continent at next year's FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
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  •   Stalemate for New Zealand, South Africa 29 weeks ago - FIFA
    New Zealand and South Africa have played out a goalless draw in a friendly match dominated by Bafana Bafana.
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  •   Blackburn allow 16 players to leave 31 weeks ago - BBC
    Blackburn release 16 young players, including young centre-back Ryan Edwards and New Zealand international Tim Payne.
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  •   Prem duo travel to New Zealand 33 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    West Ham and Newcastle United will take part in a four-team summer tournament in New Zealand with A-League sides Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC.
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  •   FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 kick-off times unveiled 35 weeks ago - FIFA
    The kick-off times for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015, which will be played between 30 May and 20 June, have been unveiled.
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  •   Vote of confidence for New Zealand 2015 39 weeks ago - FIFA
    A FIFA delegation recently completed a two-week inspection tour of New Zealand ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held there in mid 2015.
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  •   Smith frustrated by clashes 39 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith says that recent clashes of Championship and international fixtures with New Zealand have left him frustrated.
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  •   Kagawa out to impress Moyes 41 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    Shinji Kagawa is aiming to impress for Japan in their friendly against New Zealand in a bid to force himself into Manchester United manager David Moyes' plans.
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  •   Kagawa out to impress Moyes 41 weeks ago - Sky Sports
    Shinji Kagawa is aiming to impress for Japan in their friendly against New Zealand in a bid to force himself into Manchester United manager David Moyes' plans.
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  •   Kiwis victorious amid improving standards 42 weeks ago - FIFA
    New Zealand are set for their fifth consecutive FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, but the road to Canada 2014 was perhaps bumpier than the Junior Football Ferns expected.
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