Chris Wood reflects on gruelling travel schedule (1:43)
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'Global Nations League' proposed with FIFA

More worldwide football tournaments involving potentially all national teams could be coming to every odd-numbered year, under a new proposal.


New Zealand vs. Peru playoff dates set

The All Whites will play the first leg of their intercontinental World Cup playoff against Peru in Wellington on November 11.

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World Cup hopes of major nations on line

Can you imagine a World Cup without Argentina, Chile, Netherlands, U.S. and Ivory Coast? They've got work to do as qualifying comes down to the wire.

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Argentina hold no fear for NZ - Wood

Chris Wood has told ESPN FC that New Zealand have a good chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, even if the All Whites face Argentina.

Wood: New Zealand can beat Argentina (2:28)
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New Zealand defeat Solomon Islands

New Zealand won the Oceania qualifying series for the World Cup when they drew 2-2 with Solomon Islands on Tuesday to complete an 8-3 aggregate win.

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New Zealand cruise in Oceania final first leg

New Zealand closed in on a World Cup qualifying playoff spot by beating Solomon Islands 6-1 on Friday in the opening match of their Oceania final.

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A-League begins Oct. 6 despite WCQ clash

The FFA has decided not to push round one of the upcoming A-League season back to cater for potential Socceroos' World Cup qualifying playoffs.

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Qualifying, one year out: Where things stand

With one year to go until the World Cup kicks off, we asked writers from around the world to summarise the state of qualifying play in their region.

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Solomon Islands close in on WC playoff

Solomon Islands moved a step closer to a World Cup regional play-off against New Zealand after beating Papua New Guinea 3-2 on Friday.

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Oceania bloc backs U.S.-led World Cup bid

The United States, Canada and Mexico bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup is supported by the OFC, the 11-nation Oceania football confederation.

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329dESPN staff

Thomas brace sends New Zealand through

New Zealand advanced to the final stage of World Cup qualifying in the Oceania region by beating Fiji 2-0 Tuesday.

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New Zealand on brink of WC playoffs

New Zealand need just a point from their final group game against Fiji to book their place in the Oceania World Cup qualifying playoff.

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Phoenix plead for international breaks

The Wellington Phoenix have run out of patience with the FFA, issuing a vigorous demand for an international window in the A-League.

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Tahiti beat Papua New Guinea

Tahiti moved into pole position in Group B of Oceania World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 win away at Papua New Guinea on Thursday.

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New Zealand legend Steve Sumner dies

Steve Sumner, who captained the New Zealand football team that played at the 1982 World Cup, died on Wednesday. He was 61.

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New Zealand welcome World Cup expansion

An expanded World Cup could have huge benefits for soccer in New Zealand, NZ Football chief executive Andy Martin claims.

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New Zealand and New Caledonia draw

New Zealand are in pole position to reach the Oceania World Cup qualifying playoff after drawing 0-0 against New Caledonia on Tuesday.