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Ferns take on Netherlands

The Football Ferns will head to Europe next month to take on rivals the Netherlands as they continue their build-up to the Rio Olympics. Coach Tony Readings has selected an 18-strong squad for the game which will take place near

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Hearn reaches historic mark

Football Ferns striker Amber Hearn broke new ground on the international stage on Thursday, becoming the first player – male or female – to score 50 goals for New Zealand. Hearn struck her historic 50th goal as part of a

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Ferns fourth after shootout loss

The Football Ferns have finished fourth in their maiden Algarve Cup campaign after a dramatic 6-5 penalty shootout loss to Iceland in Vila Real Santo Antonio, Portugal on Thursday morning (NZ time). A 27th minute goal from Iceland midfielder Andrea

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Longo winner downs Portugal

The Football Ferns recorded their first win of their Algarve Cup campaign on Tuesday morning (NZ time) with a 1-0 victory over hosts Portugal in Albufeira. After a scoreless first half, in which the New Zealand side had a goal

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Ferns draw with Russia

The Football Ferns were held to a scoreless draw with Russia in their second match of the Algarve Cup in Portugal on Saturday morning (NZ time). After Thursday morning’s tight 1-0 defeat to Brazil, the New Zealand side took a

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Brazil edge Ferns in Lagos

The Football Ferns began their Algarve Cup campaign on Thursday with a 1-0 loss to world number seven Brazil in Lagos. Making their debut at the invite-only tournament, the 16th-ranked New Zealand side fell behind in their Group B opener

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Preview: Football Ferns v Brazil

The Football Ferns step up their preparations for the Rio Olympics on Thursday morning (NZ time) with their third clash in four months against world number seven Brazil at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. The Ferns are set to make

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Ferns named for Algarve Cup

A settled 20-player Football Ferns squad was named on Friday to contest the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March. Back in action for the first time since securing their berth at the Rio Olympics, the 16th-ranked Football Ferns will make

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Ferns take big first leg lead

The Football Ferns made a flying start in their bid to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games later this year with an emphatic 7-1 win over Papua New Guinea in the first leg of their playoff match-up on Saturday. Playing

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Preview: Football Ferns v PNG

The Football Ferns’ bid for a place at the Rio Olympic Games heats up on Saturday as the New Zealand side face Papua New Guinea in the opening leg of the Oceania Football Confederation two-leg playoff tie. The first game

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