Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Auckland City https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/auckland-city Sat, 23 Nov 2019 11:31:36 +1100 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[‚ÄčInaugural video technology not needed as Auckland City lose Club World Cup tie]]> <p>Kashima Antlers beat Auckland City 2-1 in the Club World Cup preliminary round tie as video technology made its debut in a senior Fifa competition.<br></p><p>For the first time in a Fifa tournament, the match featured so-called Video Assistant Referees who are allowed to pass information from television replays to the referee on the pitch if requested.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/inaugural-video-technology-not-needed-as-auckland-city-lose-club-world-cup-tie-4158544?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Kashima Antlers beat Auckland City 2-1 in the Club World Cup preliminary round tie as video technology made its debut in a senior Fifa competition.

For the first time in a Fifa tournament, the match featured so-called Video Assistant Referees who are allowed to pass information from television replays to the referee on the pitch if requested.

The system, which also allows the referee himself to look at match-changing incidents on pitchside monitors, is being trialed by Fifa, who hope to use it at the 2018 World Cup, although the referee did not have to call for any reviews.

Goals from Shuhei Akasaki and Mu Kanazaki took the Japanese side into the quarter-finals, where they face African champions Mamelodi Sundowns.

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<![CDATA[‚ÄčSky TV to broadcast New Zealand's national football league]]> <p>Sky TV in New Zealand has agreed to show live games from the ASB Premiership, New Zealand's national football league, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.<br></p><p>New Zealand Football, the governing body for soccer in the country which organises the eight-team league, has struck a deal with the broadcaster that will see 32 of the competition's 59 matches aired live over the course of the coming season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sky-tv-to-broadcast-new-zealand-s-national-football-league-4095326?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sky TV in New Zealand has agreed to show live games from the ASB Premiership, New Zealand's national football league, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.

New Zealand Football, the governing body for soccer in the country which organises the eight-team league, has struck a deal with the broadcaster that will see 32 of the competition's 59 matches aired live over the course of the coming season.

Sky will also show the semi-finals and grand final of the 2015/16 season.

"We have repeatedly stated it is our aim to increase the popularity and visibility of football in New Zealand," New Zealand Football (NZF) chief executive Andy Martin told Stuff.co.nz.

"To do that, we need to successfully link our exceptionally strong grassroots base to the international game. This is where our top level domestic competition comes in.

"By getting the ASB Premiership on television regularly, we increase our ability to showcase the pathway available to our players and we can begin to create local heroes."

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<![CDATA[Real Madrid defender Ramos awarded CWC Golden Ball]]> <p>Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has been awarded the Golden Ball Award at the Club World Cup. <p>The Whites' centre back won the award ahead of his team mate Cristiano Ronaldo who won the Silver Ball award. Ivan Vicelich, the Auckland City player, won the Bronze Ball.<p>The president Florentino Prez presented Sergio Ramos with the trophy, awarded because of the goals he scored in both the semi-final against Cruz Azul and in the final against San Lorenzo.</p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/real-madrid-defender-ramos-awarded-cwc-golden-ball-4054481?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has been awarded the Golden Ball Award at the Club World Cup.

The Whites' centre back won the award ahead of his team mate Cristiano Ronaldo who won the Silver Ball award. Ivan Vicelich, the Auckland City player, won the Bronze Ball.

The president Florentino Prez presented Sergio Ramos with the trophy, awarded because of the goals he scored in both the semi-final against Cruz Azul and in the final against San Lorenzo.]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/real-madrid-defender-ramos-awarded-cwc-golden-ball-4054481?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/real-madrid-defender-ramos-awarded-cwc-golden-ball-4054481?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:53:15 +1100 <![CDATA[Auckland City stun African champions Entente Setif]]> <p>New Zealand part-timers Auckland City defeated the champions of Africa, Entente Setif, 1-0 on Saturday to reach the Fifa Club World Cup semi-finals for the first time in their history.Auckland qualified for this event as champions of Oceania and are making a record sixth appearance at the tournament. <p>John Irving, a former reserve team player at Everton, grabbed the winner on 52 minutes. <p>Auckland will face San Lorenzo of Argentina in a semi-final in Marrakesh on Wednesday.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=https://www.facebook.com/tribalfootball target=new>facebook.com/tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/auckland-city-stun-african-champions-entente-setif-4053384?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> New Zealand part-timers Auckland City defeated the champions of Africa, Entente Setif, 1-0 on Saturday to reach the Fifa Club World Cup semi-finals for the first time in their history.Auckland qualified for this event as champions of Oceania and are making a record sixth appearance at the tournament.

John Irving, a former reserve team player at Everton, grabbed the winner on 52 minutes.

Auckland will face San Lorenzo of Argentina in a semi-final in Marrakesh on Wednesday.

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/auckland-city-stun-african-champions-entente-setif-4053384?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/auckland-city-stun-african-champions-entente-setif-4053384?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:15:45 +1100 <![CDATA[Auckland City's Tavano: I identify with Chelsea star Fabregas]]> <p>Auckland City's Fabrizio Tavano feels he has had a similar pathway to Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas.<p>The 21-year old Mexican forward left his home country when he was 15 in a bid to become a professional footballer just like Fabregas did when he joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2003.<p>Tavano helped the New Zealand club qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Moroccan side Moghreb Tetouan on Wednesday and feels his move from Mexico to Auckland has so far been vindicated due to the side's progress in the competition.<p>"I identify with him," Tavano told FIFA.com in regards to the Spain international.<p>"Moving to another country on your own when you're 15 is not very easy at all, but my dream since I was a kid was to make it as a professional footballer."<p>Auckland City next meet Algerian club ES Setif on Saturday for the chance to play Argentine outfit San Lorenzo in the semi-finals but Tavano is not thinking too far past the next fixture.<p>"I can't describe how happy we all felt at getting this far, but we're all focused on going further than the club's ever managed," he added.<p>"Opportunities like this don't come around very often and we have to approach this game like it's the last one of our lives. Tiredness is not an issue.<p>"We all have to give it everything we've got." <p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=https://www.facebook.com/tribalfootball target=new>facebook.com/tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/auckland-city-s-tavano-i-identify-chelsea-star-fabregas-4053101?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Auckland City's Fabrizio Tavano feels he has had a similar pathway to Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas.

The 21-year old Mexican forward left his home country when he was 15 in a bid to become a professional footballer just like Fabregas did when he joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2003.

Tavano helped the New Zealand club qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup with a 4-3 penalty shootout win over Moroccan side Moghreb Tetouan on Wednesday and feels his move from Mexico to Auckland has so far been vindicated due to the side's progress in the competition.

"I identify with him," Tavano told FIFA.com in regards to the Spain international.

"Moving to another country on your own when you're 15 is not very easy at all, but my dream since I was a kid was to make it as a professional footballer."

Auckland City next meet Algerian club ES Setif on Saturday for the chance to play Argentine outfit San Lorenzo in the semi-finals but Tavano is not thinking too far past the next fixture.

"I can't describe how happy we all felt at getting this far, but we're all focused on going further than the club's ever managed," he added.

"Opportunities like this don't come around very often and we have to approach this game like it's the last one of our lives. Tiredness is not an issue.

"We all have to give it everything we've got."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/auckland-city-s-tavano-i-identify-chelsea-star-fabregas-4053101?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/auckland-city-s-tavano-i-identify-chelsea-star-fabregas-4053101?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity Sun, 05 Apr 2015 21:15:08 +1000 <![CDATA[Club World Cup: Auckland City progress to meet African champions]]> <p>Auckland City, making a record sixth appearance at the Club World Cup, are through to the quarter finals after a penalty shoot-out success over Moroccan outfit Moghreb Tetouan.The Oceania champions won 4-3 after the match ended goalless following extra time in Wednesday's opening game of the tournament. <p>The New Zealand part-timers are through to the next round for only the second time and will face African champions Entente Setif of Algeria.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=https://www.facebook.com/tribalfootball target=new>facebook.com/tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/club-world-cup-auckland-city-progress-meet-african-champions-4052972?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Auckland City, making a record sixth appearance at the Club World Cup, are through to the quarter finals after a penalty shoot-out success over Moroccan outfit Moghreb Tetouan.The Oceania champions won 4-3 after the match ended goalless following extra time in Wednesday's opening game of the tournament.

The New Zealand part-timers are through to the next round for only the second time and will face African champions Entente Setif of Algeria.

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/club-world-cup-auckland-city-progress-meet-african-champions-4052972?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/club-world-cup-auckland-city-progress-meet-african-champions-4052972?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:14:27 +1100 <![CDATA[Fijian striker Krishna lands Wellington Phoenix deal]]> <p>A-League club Wellington Phoenix have signed striker Roy Krishna to a two-year deal.<p>The 26-year old Fiji international joined the Phoenix from Auckland City on a short-term contract in January, as injury cover for Paul Ifill, and has now been signed to a less temporary deal by the 'Nix.<p>"I've always dreamed of being a professional footballer and now that dream has come true," Krishna said at training.<p>"There is still a lot of work for me to do but with (coach) Ernie (Merrick) to guide me I'm confident I can do a job for him."<p>Krishna has scored one goal in six outings for Wellington, which came in the weekend's 2-2 draw with Melbourne Heart, and he is looking for more of the same as the New Zealand outfit chases a spot in the 2013/14 A-League finals.<p>"If you are a striker you expect to score goals and that one has taken some of the pressure off me," Krishna added.<p>"The first priority though is to help the boys win the next four games and get into the finals."<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=https://www.facebook.com/tribalfootballtarget=new>facebook.com/tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/fijian-striker-krishna-lands-wellington-phoenix-deal-4013187?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> A-League club Wellington Phoenix have signed striker Roy Krishna to a two-year deal.

The 26-year old Fiji international joined the Phoenix from Auckland City on a short-term contract in January, as injury cover for Paul Ifill, and has now been signed to a less temporary deal by the 'Nix.

"I've always dreamed of being a professional footballer and now that dream has come true," Krishna said at training.

"There is still a lot of work for me to do but with (coach) Ernie (Merrick) to guide me I'm confident I can do a job for him."

Krishna has scored one goal in six outings for Wellington, which came in the weekend's 2-2 draw with Melbourne Heart, and he is looking for more of the same as the New Zealand outfit chases a spot in the 2013/14 A-League finals.

"If you are a striker you expect to score goals and that one has taken some of the pressure off me," Krishna added.

"The first priority though is to help the boys win the next four games and get into the finals."

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball]]> https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/fijian-striker-krishna-lands-wellington-phoenix-deal-4013187?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/fijian-striker-krishna-lands-wellington-phoenix-deal-4013187?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:43:40 +1100 <![CDATA[Fijian striker Krishna joins Wellington Phoenix]]> <p>A-League club Wellington Phoenix has signed Fijian goal machine Roy Krishna for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.<p>The 26-year old Fiji international has been brought in from Auckland City as injury replacement for Paul Ifill, who has a ruptured Achilles, and is set to become the first player from his nation to play in the A-League.<p>Phoenix head coach Ernie Merrick said of the capture: "When we played Auckland City pre-season the two players who stood out for me were Albert Riera and Roy Krishna.<p>"Riera did a good, simple job in midfield winning the ball and passing it well, and he has made the transition from ASB Championship to A-League with some top-class performances.<p>"Krishna was quick with close technical skills and an eye for goal, and when I researched his record I was impressed.<p>"He seems the sort of player capable of taking the next step and scoring goals in the A-League."<p>Krishna previously spent time with Waitakere United, where he scored 72 goals in 103 appearances, and has also netted 14 times in 22 internationals for Fiji.<p>&nbsp;For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: <a href=https://www.facebook.com/tribalfootballtarget=new>facebook.com/tribalfootball</a></p></p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/fijian-striker-krishna-joins-wellington-phoenix-4000605?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BAuckland%2BCity'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> A-League club Wellington Phoenix has signed Fijian goal machine Roy Krishna for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.

The 26-year old Fiji international has been brought in from Auckland City as injury replacement for Paul Ifill, who has a ruptured Achilles, and is set to become the first player from his nation to play in the A-League.

Phoenix head coach Ernie Merrick said of the capture: "When we played Auckland City pre-season the two players who stood out for me were Albert Riera and Roy Krishna.

"Riera did a good, simple job in midfield winning the ball and passing it well, and he has made the transition from ASB Championship to A-League with some top-class performances.

"Krishna was quick with close technical skills and an eye for goal, and when I researched his record I was impressed.

"He seems the sort of player capable of taking the next step and scoring goals in the A-League."

Krishna previously spent time with Waitakere United, where he scored 72 goals in 103 appearances, and has also netted 14 times in 22 internationals for Fiji.

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Live coverage will commence at 8:30am in New Zealand on 12th December, with home interest in the event provided by 2012/13 OFC Champions League winners Auckland City.

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The All Whites will be skippered by West Ham United defender Winston Reid for the November 13 trip to Mexico City and the November 20 return leg and will be joined by fellow UK residents Chris Wood (Leicester City), Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) and Rory Fallon (St Johnstone).

Also in the 23-man squad is uncapped 20-year old full-back Storm Roux, Marseille teenager Bill Tuiloma and unattached duo Tony Lochhead and Jeremy Christie.

All Whites squad for Mexico playoff

Goalkeepers

Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix)Jacob Spoonley (Wellington Phoenix)Tamati Williams (Auckland City FC, NZL)

Defenders

Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix)Tony Lochhead (unattached)Winston Reid (West Ham United, ENG)Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners, AUS)Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix)Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town FC, ENG)Bill Tuiloma (Olympique Marsellie, FRA)Ivan Vicelich (Auckland City FC, NZL)

Midfielders

Leo Bertos (Wellington Phoenix)Aaron Clapham (Canterbury Utd, NZL)Jeremy Christie (unattached)Craig Henderson (Mjallby AIF, SWE)Chris James (Kuopion Palloseura, FIN)Michael McGlinchey (Central Coast Mariners, AUS)

Forwards

Kosta Barbarouses (Melbourne Victory, AUS)Jeremy Brockie (Wellington Phoenix)Rory Fallon (St Johnstone, SCO)Marco Rojas (Vfb Stuttgart, GER) Shane Smeltz (Perth Glory, AUS)Chris Wood (Leicester City, ENG)

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