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Upper Hutt Ethnic Community Football Tournament, 2012

Upper Hutt Ethnic Community Football Tournament, 2012

Michael Fifii (right), captain of the Fiji team, gets a break on his Somali opponent during the final of the Upper Hutt Ethnic Community Football Tournament. Despite this momentary advantage, Somalia won the final 5–2. Football in New Zealand attracts a very wide range of players and supporters, and, reflecting its status as the 'international game', it is popular among many different ethnic groups.

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Neill Atkinson and Steve Watters, 'Football - Football in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/40915/upper-hutt-ethnic-community-football-tournament-2012 (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Neill Atkinson and Steve Watters, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 15 Jul 2016, updated 15 Sep 2016