Lazio’s Patric Punished For Biting

Spanish-born Italy pro-footballer and Lazio defender Patric has been slapped with a four-game ban for biting an opponent. The player will also have to part with a sturdy $17,250 penalty fine. Patric, during a heated argument with Lecce defender Giulio Donati during Lecce’s 2-1 Serie A victory over Lazio on ….

Elite Women’s Football May Become COVID-19 Casualty

The FIFA Chief Officer for Women’s Football, Sarai Bareman, has worked hard to raise the numbers of female athletes in the sport. One of the aspects she has focussed on is enhancing its commercial value, but she is concerned that what the success she has seen could be lost in ….

Chatham and Kate Sheppard Cups Latest COVID-19 Casualty

New Zealand Football has decided to cancel the Chatham Cup, which was first contested almost 100 years ago, in 1923, along with the Kate Sheppard Cup National Women’s Competition due to the ongoing novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Preliminary rounds for each competition were originally set to unfold over this weekend ….

Amber Hearn Has Slipped Into Retirement

She may be the highest international scorer in the history of Football in New Zealand, but Amber Hearn has reached her limit and won’t be adding any more goals to her incredible total. The striker for the national women’s team has quietly retired, leaving all forms of the game she’s ….

FFA and NZF to Present Unified FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Bid

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ inspection team has kicked off its visit to Australia and New Zealand.  Football Federation Australia and New Zealand Football are eagerly anticipating giving delegation members a demonstration of the vision and detail of their proposal which outlines their co-hosting the largest Women’s event in ….

NZ Football to Confirm All Whites March Fixtures

The All Whites are going to be playing Bahrain soon, in the next international window, for the first time since their intercontinental showdown in 2009. New Zealand Football is expected to confirm the away game against the island nation of the Persian Gulf and one against Oman for the end ….

Arteta Is Back at Arsenal as Manager

Former Midfielder Mikel Arteta is positive he’ll have his old football club, Arsenal, challenging for top honours again soon and has requested fans’ patience after becoming Head Coach on a contract extending 3 ½ years. He is replacing Unai Emery, a fellow Spaniard, who was fired in November. Arteta says ….

Hay Wants Fallon on All Whites Coaching Team

Danny Hay, the new coach for the All Whites Football squad, has asked one of the team’s heroes to join his staff. Rory Fallon, the man responsible for scoring the goal that saw the team being sent to the World Cup in 2010, will be getting involved as assistant coach ….

Lautoka Forward Suspended For Seven Matches

Samuela Drudru, a forward for Laukota, has received a suspension from seven upcoming matches due to racial slur, in this case, Drudru referring to match officials as, “white people.” The footballer was send off the field by Campbell-Kirk Waugh, a New Zealand referee, during an OFC Champions League semi final ….

New Zealand Sports Administrator Bill MacGowan Dies

Bill MacGowan, who was the former New Zealand Football CEO has passed away. Along with his duties as a sporting administrator for New Zealand Football, MacGowan also held the top spot for the Warriors and New Zealand Golf. Before he stepped down from illness last July, he was the head ….