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Asia wants Phoenix reduced to ashes

Since Australia’s shift from Oceania to Asia, in the footballing sense, there’s been a dark cloud hanging over New Zealand. It isn’t so much the weakening of the OFC — that may actually have worked in favour of New Zealand football, at least for these World Cup qualifiers. In some ways it’s more important than that, and could have a significant impact on the development of football in this country at a time when the sport’s future looks brighter than it’s been in years.

The Asian Football Confederation want the Wellington Phoenix out of Asia.

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