Asia · Oceania · skysport.co.nz Columns

Asia wants Phoenix reduced to ashes

Australia’s unique position as an “Asian” football federation has left the Wellington Phoenix in a difficult situation, at a time when New Zealand football is beginning to reap the wide-ranging benefits of having an A-League franchise.

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Asia · Oceania · World Cup 2010

One step away for New Zealand

At the start of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, I had a small wish which I felt would probably go ungranted. I wanted my country of birth (Argentina) and my country of residence (New Zealand) to make the trip to South Africa. Little did I know that it wouldn’t be the All Whites, but rather the Albicelestes who would make this wish an unlikely one indeed.