Football* en-au Copyright (c) 2015 Yahoo New Zealand. All rights reserved. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:14:26 +1300 Yahoo New Zealand Sport 144 36 Hodgson hands Kane full debut against Italy (AFP)

Turin (Italy) (AFP) - Tottenham's Harry Kane is set for his full England debut alongside Wayne Rooney in a friendly against Italy on Tuesday.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:49:27 +1300
Uncapped midfielder tipped to start for All Whites (Newstalk ZB)

Uncapped midfielder Clayton Lewis is a strong chance to start for the All Whites in tonight's international friendly against Korea in Seoul.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:48:44 +1300
Ikonomidis realises dream with Socceroos (AAP)

Socceroos squad bolter Chris Ikonomidis believes his international debut will help him crack into Serie A football with Lazio.

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:33:08 +1300
Socceroos draw blank against Macedonia (AAP)

The Socceroos have failed to build on their impressive performance against Germany as they were held to a scoreless draw by Macedonia in Skopje.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:20:37 +1300
Brazilian club abandon World Cup stadium in Salvador (Reuters)

By Andrew Downie
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Esporte Club Bahia, one of the biggest clubs in Salvador, said on Monday they were abandoning the stadium that was rebuilt for last year's World C...

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:14:31 +1300
FA end plan for combined British team at Rio Games - report (Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) - The English Football Association have scrapped plans to send a combined British football team to compete at next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of opposition from other home...

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:05:03 +1300
Football Ferns target US game (NZ Newswire)

With less than two months until the women's soccer World cup, the Football Ferns are ready to test themselves against world No.2 USA.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:29:39 +1300
World Cup campaign lures youngsters (NZ Newswire)

New Zealand's young footballers have the ideal chance to impress when the All Whites play South Korea in Seoul, coach Anthony Hudson says.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:52:26 +1300
Falcao equals Colombia scoring landmark (AFP)

Abu Dhabi (AFP) - Radamel Falcao's miserable season took on a slightly brighter hue as his second-half penalty in Monday's 3-1 win over Kuwait saw him move alongside Arnoldo Iguaran as Colombia's all-time joint top scorer with 24 goals.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:40:40 +1300
Embattled Conte wants patience as Italy rebuild (AFP)

Turin (Italy) (AFP) - Italy coach Antonio Conte has called for patience from critics ahead of a friendly against England which he hopes will give him an idea of much work is still required for his side to be competitive at next year's European Championships.

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:02:29 +1300