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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 has questioned the "brainpower" of some of their supporters after a group of fans were heard singing an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest â just five days on from the alleged racism directed at Raheem Sterling.
Amid a sea of yellow, a rainbow flag will proudly fly at the core of the Wellington Phoenix's fan base on Saturday night.
The Wellington Phoenix still need to meet their metrics to remain in the A-League, in the eyes of Football Federation Australia.
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
There was one heartwarming moment from this week's Champions League action that has moved football fans to tears.
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.
Team Wellington have suffered crushing heartbreak at the Club World Cup, surrendering a 3-0 lead before losing in a penalty shootout.
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.
It finished England 2, Italy 0 on a tense night of decisive Champions League group games on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT).
The disparities of world football will be on display when Team Wellington attempt to shock Al Ain in the Club World Cup preliminary match.
Wellington Phoenix defender Steven Taylor says there has been little time to celebrate their impressive away win against Sydney FC.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Mark Rudan is happy things are coming together for his side, but acknowledges there is still a long way to go.
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.