Story: Football

FIFA Club World Cup match, 2009

Two men during a football game, one wearing a blue uniform and kicking for a football, and one wearing a red and yellow uniform, wearing gloves.

Jason Hayne of Auckland City scores against Congo's Tout Puissant (TP) Mazembe during a FIFA Club World Cup match in Abu Dhabi in December 2009. Auckland City qualified for the tournament by winning the New Zealand Football Championship between eight regional or city franchises, and then winning the Oceania Champions League. At the tournament Auckland City made it to the quarter-finals and then defeated TP Mazembe in this match 3–2 to claim fifth place.

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Neill Atkinson, Steve Watters and Alida Shanks, 'Football - Men’s club and provincial football', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 April 2024)

Story by Neill Atkinson, Steve Watters and Alida Shanks, published 5 Sep 2013, reviewed & revised 7 Jun 2023 with assistance from Alida Shanks