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# 250903 30-May-2019 19:08
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Two of my sons have started playing soccer this year. 


So it's got me interested in watching football for the first time in my life (grew up playing rugby....).


What online services have the All Whites games? 





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  # 2248704 30-May-2019 19:33
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Sky Sports normally - so FanPass in NZ.  They certainly have the Fifa U20 world cup at the moment.


Usually its by competition so you'd have to check who has rights to various comps.  To be honest; if you're close to a venue its worth going to watch.  Dont normally fill up so its easy to get tickets.f

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  # 2248818 30-May-2019 23:36
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I'm in Tauranga, but happy to go to Rotorua or Hamilton to watch a game.


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  # 2248832 31-May-2019 03:40
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May I suggest a day trip to Auckland with the kids one day ;-). Doesn't happen often at all unfortunately.

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  # 2248833 31-May-2019 04:06
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Champions League final should be on 7am NZ time this Sunday too! Slightly different level to the All Whites mind....

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  # 2248958 31-May-2019 10:15
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I don't think the next All Whites game is until November which will be around 18 months since the last one. They do not play very often and good luck getting a stream when it's an overseas friendly which that will be !


I've been involved in coaching and as a parent for over ten years now and the best advice I can give is to take your sons to the senior first team games for their club and work your way up the levels from that.


The ISPS Handa Premierhip (the national league is played over the summer) and we are roughly halfway through the winter/club season so checking your local federations website should give you an idea of how well club sides are going.


The U20 World Cup is on in Poland at the moment (and on Sky) if you want to watch the best youth players in NZ.

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  # 2249048 31-May-2019 11:53
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Our place in football is different in comparison to rugby as NZF are a small fish in a huge pond. The All Whites don't play much due to the funding required to organise games, transport players from around the world and the FIFA international windows where for some players they end up spending more time in a plane than kicking a ball. It also doesn't help that we are based in the weakest confederation in Oceania where they also have less resources to schedule competitive fixtures with other countries in our confederation.


On the positive side numerous academies from Ole, Phoenix, Wynrs, Kaizen et al have been investing heavily in youth and our youth players are starting to show the benefits of investing in player focussed programs.


I would suggest checking out a ISPS Handa Premiership game which usually runs from November-March or a Wellington Phoenix game next season. Also check out the FIFA U20 world cup some of the players have already been capped by the All Whites and this is our best squad ever assembled from NZF.

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  # 2249054 31-May-2019 12:03
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The FIFA Womans World Cup in on TV shortly (next weekend I think) as well, teams have just completed last round of games before the tournament begins. I think many of the games will be on TV..

Main teams to watch are US, UK, France and Germany. NZ are in group E - they play the Netherlands (Current UEFA champions from memory) on Wed 12th.

In the SheBelievesCup earlier this year, England won, so should be good if they get to play the US. Steph Houghton is Englands captain with Toni Duggan (Barcelona) and Lucy Bronze (Lyon - Champions league winners) also in the team.

Another team to watch out for is Brazil, who have Marta Da Silva (plays for Orlando Pride I think). She was one of the top goal scorers in the last world cup and was awarded best womans player last year (Luca Modric won the mens award).

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  # 2249068 31-May-2019 12:39
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Thanks everyone for these replies, I had no idea what the NPC equivalent was.
Stadium: All Whites in the summer or the Phoenix. ISPS Handa Premiership
Fanpass/Sky Tv: All Whites, Phoenix, an overseas competition .

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