Struggles behind him, Rojas aims to spark All Whites
Marco Rojas will pull on his All Whites jumper and head out into the sun in Lautoka, Fiji tomorrow to try to get New Zealand a step closer to the next FIFA World Cup in Russia. Unlike World Cup qualifiers in most confederations, it will not be...
Football Fern finds her voice in Trump’s America
“I’m openly gay, I’m a woman – and, at the time, I was a foreigner. It was terrifying to see it unfold.”
NZ football’s equality problem
Even when they are exactly the same, things are seldom equal. And being equal doesn’t necessarily make things fair, writes Steve Deane.
TMQB: the soccer football edition
No number of impressive victories can disguise the utter lack of hope of a successful outcome for the All Whites.
Death on the sports fields
When Steve Deane’s emotions faded after an opponent suffered a fatal medical event on the field, he started asking questions.
From homeless and starving to playing in Serie A
Two years ago Mamadou Coulibaly left his home in Senegal with only a backpack. Now, he’s playing in one of the top leagues in the world. His parents thought he was dead. If the boat carrying him had sunk he almost certainly would have been. But on...
Brazil club signs goalkeeper convicted in girlfriend’s death
A Brazilian soccer club on Tuesday presented its newest member, a goalie convicted in the killing of an ex-girlfriend, prompting outrage from many nationwide and promises by sponsors to drop out.
Kazuyoshi Miura breaks own record as J-League oldest scorer
Kazuyoshi Miura scored his first goal of the season on Sunday to break his own record as the J-League’s oldest scorer at the age of 50.