Welcome to the official website for NZ Football.
Association football, also known as football or soccer, is a popular recreation sport in New Zealand. The sport is administered in New Zealand by the governing body New Zealand Football (NZF). It is the third-most popular men's team sport after rugby union and cricket .
New Zealand is currently a member of FIFA and Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The team's official nickname is the All Whites. New Zealand would become one of the founder members of the Oceania Football Confederation in 1966 which was founded between Charles Dempsey and his Australian colleague Jim Bayutti in founding the federation.
New Zealand's first international football match was played in Dunedin at the old Caledonian Ground on 23 July 1904 against a team representing New South Wales. New Zealand lost by the game's only goal, but drew with the same team 3–3 in a game at Athletic Park, Wellington seven days later.
While the United States and some other countries refer to the sport as soccer, it is called football in most of the world, including all of Central and South America, the Middle East and most of Europe, Africa and Asia.
While it is known as “Football” just about everywhere in the English-speaking world, the game of Soccer is known as such mainly in the United States and Canada. People in South Africa and Ireland use both or either one of these terms and, recently, national associations in Australia and New Zealand decided to start using “Football” as the formal name.
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