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World Cup Buzz Lifts Phoenix

World Cup Buzz Lifts Phoenix

Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante reckons his side are hitting their straps at the right time and that New Zealand's qualification for next year's World Cup finals in South Africa has been another big boost for the A-League club.

EF Education First To Be Official Language Training Provider For 2014 World Cup In Brazil

EF Education First To Be Official Language Training Provider For 2014 World Cup In Brazil

EF's Englishtown, an innovative online learning technology, to train 80,000 Brazilians a year in the run up to soccer competition

De Malmanche Called Up To Cover Flynn

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 17 NZPA - Hooker Aled de Malmanche has been plucked from a Bali holiday for a potential bench spot against England at Twickenham after All Black Corey Flynn suffered a hamstring strain.

Gloomy England Wallow As All Blacks Loom

Gloomy England Wallow As All Blacks Loom

By Mark Geenty of NZPA

London, Nov 16 NZPA - Doom. Gloom. Despair. As the All Blacks kicked a football like hyperactive kids at a west London school today, you could almost picture their rugby opponents huddled in a sound-proof bunker.

Hero Fallon Hits Headlines In England

NZPA correspondent

London, Nov 16 NZPA - It's not often a New Zealand or Plymouth Argyle footballer graces a full sports page of London tabloid the Daily Mail.

All Whites Score While Rugby Collapses

All Whites Score While Rugby Collapses

The firmly hit cross was met by the tall striker rising above the defence who glanced the ball powerfully into the back of the net. Until last Saturday night, Grant Turners goal in Sydney in a World Cup qualifier against Australia in 1981 was my finest memory in watching soccer live.

Tickets For ICC World Twenty20 2010 Go On Sale Worldwide

Tickets For ICC World Twenty20 2010 Go On Sale Worldwide

Supporters can source tickets directly through www.iccevents.yahoo.com

Cricket Logistics named as travel and tour provider for ICC World Twenty20 2010 with several tour operators already signed up

Auckland, Waitakere Prevail In Tight Matches

Auckland, Waitakere Prevail In Tight Matches

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - Auckland City and Waitakere United notched hard-fought 1-0 soccer wins over Wellington and Manawatu respectively to pull away from their New Zealand Football Championship rivals this weekend.

Crowd Support Brought Us Home, Says Nelsen

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - The 35,000 fans who crowded into Wellington's stadium for New Zealand's World Cup soccer qualifier last night helped lift the team to victory, All Whites captain Ryan Nelsen says.

Paston's Path From Zero To Hero

By Amelia Romanos of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 15 NZPA - All Whites goalkeeper Mark Paston capped his zero-to-hero transformation with a penalty save in New Zealand's 1-0 soccer win over Bahrain in Wellington last night.