Story: Football

New Zealand plays Australia, 1922

A football game watched by a crowd seated outdoors. A man jumps high in the air on front of a goal with a football above him. Other players watch him and the ball.

A New Zealand team played New South Wales in 1904, but New Zealand's first full international football match was this game against Australia at Dunedin's Carisbrook, on 17 June 1922. A crowd of about 10,000 saw the teams draw 2–2. The second test in Wellington was then drawn 1–1, but New Zealand won the third test in Auckland 3–1 to take the series.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 22 August 2011, p. 19

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Neill Atkinson, Steve Watters and Alida Shanks, 'Football - Men’s international football', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

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