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    Young striker Ava Pritchard earns place in National Women's Football League final

    Young striker Ava Pritchard earns place in National Women's Football League final


    Ava Pritchard just wanted to get on the field in the National Women's Football League this year, but has become one of the most prolific strikers in the competition and is set to play a big role in Sunday's...

    Ava Pritchard just wanted to get on the field in the National Women's Football League this year, but has become one of the most prolific strikers in the competition and is set to play a big role in Sunday's final.
    Chelsea questions brainpower of its racist supporters after anti-Semitic chants

    Chelsea questions brainpower of its racist supporters after anti-Semitic chants


    Chelsea has questioned the "brainpower" of some of their supporters after a group of fans were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest – just five days on from the alleged racism directed...

    Chelsea has questioned the "brainpower" of some of their supporters after a group of fans were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest – just five days on from the alleged racism directed at Raheem Sterling.
    Manchester City top Champions League group as United slump to another loss

    Manchester City top Champions League group as United slump to another loss


    Lyon clinched the final qualifying spot for the Champions League's knockout stage as Juventus, Manchester City and Bayern Munich secured top spot in their groups and likely an easier draw in the round of...

    Lyon clinched the final qualifying spot for the Champions League's knockout stage as Juventus, Manchester City and Bayern Munich secured top spot in their groups and likely an easier draw in the round of 16
    FFA board decides on winning bids as A-League expansion goes ahead next season

    FFA board decides on winning bids as A-League expansion goes ahead next season


    Football Federation Australia is set to announce two new clubs to join the A-League on Thursday, with Macarthur-South West Sydney and Western Melbourne Group understood to have been granted...

    Football Federation Australia is set to announce two new clubs to join the A-League on Thursday, with Macarthur-South West Sydney and Western Melbourne Group understood to have been granted licences.
    Football Ferns book World Cup warm-up against defending champions USA

    Football Ferns book World Cup warm-up against defending champions USA


    The Football Ferns' preparation for next year's Fifa Women's World Cup has been given a boost after booking a friendly against the...

    The Football Ferns' preparation for next year's Fifa Women's World Cup has been given a boost after booking a friendly against the USA.
    Wellington Phoenix look to build on impressive win against Sydney FC

    Wellington Phoenix look to build on impressive win against Sydney FC


    Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor says there has been little time to celebrate their impressive away win against Sydney...

    Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor says there has been little time to celebrate their impressive away win against Sydney FC.
    Chelsea suspends four fans from games after Raheem Sterling abuse

    Chelsea suspends four fans from games after Raheem Sterling abuse


    Chelsea suspended four people from attending the team's matches amid a police investigation into whether Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was racially abused at Stamford...

    Chelsea suspended four people from attending the team's matches amid a police investigation into whether Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was racially abused at Stamford Bridge.
    River Plate wins Copa Libertadores after scoring twice in extra-time

    River Plate wins Copa Libertadores after scoring twice in extra-time


    One of the most anticipated matches in South American football finally came to a conclusion in Madrid on Monday (NZT), with River Plate celebrating victory over fierce Argentine rival Boca Juniors in the twice-suspended final of the Copa...

    One of the most anticipated matches in South American football finally came to a conclusion in Madrid on Monday (NZT), with River Plate celebrating victory over fierce Argentine rival Boca Juniors in the twice-suspended final of the Copa Libertadores.
    Wolves take down 10-man Newcastle with late header from defender Matt Doherty

    Wolves take down 10-man Newcastle with late header from defender Matt Doherty


    Newcastle held on with 10 men for most of the second half before conceding in injury time to give Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-1 win in the Premier League on Sunday (Monday...

    Newcastle held on with 10 men for most of the second half before conceding in injury time to give Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-1 win in the Premier League on Sunday (Monday NZT).
    Man City's Raheem Sterling claims UK media coverage of black players fuels racism

    Man City's Raheem Sterling claims UK media coverage of black players fuels racism


    British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism'' with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said on Sunday (Monday NZT) as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at...

    British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism'' with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said on Sunday (Monday NZT) as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea.
    Northern Lights to host Canterbury United Pride in National Women's League final

    Northern Lights to host Canterbury United Pride in National Women's League final


    The Northern Lights will host the Canterbury United Pride in the final of the National Women's Football League, but they earned that right in less-than-convincing...

    The Northern Lights will host the Canterbury United Pride in the final of the National Women's Football League, but they earned that right in less-than-convincing fashion.
    Liverpool go top of Premier League as Manchester City suffer first loss

    Liverpool go top of Premier League as Manchester City suffer first loss


    Liverpool have hit top spot in the English Premier League as a Mohamed Salah hat-trick inspired a 4-0 win at Bournemouth, while champions Manchester City lost their unbeaten league record in a 2-0 defeat at...

    Liverpool have hit top spot in the English Premier League as a Mohamed Salah hat-trick inspired a 4-0 win at Bournemouth, while champions Manchester City lost their unbeaten league record in a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.