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Australia flag joint FIFA Women's World Cup bid with New Zealand

Australia's bid for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is shaping to be a joint bid with New Zealand.

The success of this year's tournament in France resulted in FIFA officials expanding the 2023 edition from 24 teams to 32.

FFA chairman Chris Nikou said on Tuesday that due to the increased demand for venues a dual bid is being discussed, with a resolution expected in coming days.

"We're still in dialogue with New Zealand and a decision will be made shortly as the bid book is due on December 13,"...

Kosta Barbarouses defends decision to snub New Zealand, play for Sydney FC vs. Victory

Kwabena Appiah's strike in the 58th minute lifts Western United over Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1.

Kosta Barbarouses has defended his decision to sit out a friendly for New Zealand, saying the birth of his first child was always going to be the priority.

Barbarouses will be a notable absentee when the All Whites face Ireland in Dublin on Friday, new coach Danny Hay's first match in charge of the national team.

The star winger will instead feature in his first A-League Big Blue as a Sydney FC player against against former club Melbourne Victory on Sunday.

"To be honest, I was really looking...

Roord goal sees Netherlands edge New Zealand late

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Jill Roord headed home the Netherlands' winner in stoppage time.

Substitute Jill Roord headed home a stoppage-time winner as the Netherlands finally broke down New Zealand's defence to emerge with a 1-0 triumph on Tuesday, as both countries began their women's World Cup finals campaign at Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France.

The European champions had numerous attempts at goal in a match marked by a myriad of missed chances before Roord headed in at the back post.

The double attacking threat of Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema failed to deliver despite periods...

New Zealand futsal international Atta Elayyan killed in Christchurch terror attack

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New Zealand futsal international Atta Elayyan was one of the victims in Friday's Christchurch mosque shootings.

New Zealand Football has confirmed that international futsal goalkeeper Atta Elayyan was one of the victims in Friday's Christchurch mosque shootings.

The 33-year-old, who had represented the Futsal Whites 19 times, was praying at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park when he was shot, the governing body said.

"It is still hard to comprehend what happened in Christchurch on Friday afternoon," NZF chief executive Andrew Pragnell said in a statement.

"On behalf of everyone at New Zealand Football...