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Filip Kurto.

Phoenix continue to rebuild roster, announce Polish goal-keeper as second key signing

Filip Kurto joins Mark Rudan's team a week after Wellington welcomed former EPL defender Steven Taylor.

Tim Cahill retires from international football

The 38-year old is Australia's all-time leading scorer.

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The Argentina legend begun his new role with Dynamo Brest in style.

Watch: Diego Maradona arrives at first day of new job in monster truck

The Argentina legend begun his new role with Dynamo Brest in style.

Usain Bolt's A-League move hinges on FFA funding

The Central Coast Mariners want to take the Olympic legend on a six-week trial.

He climbed over photographers to reach supporters in Jamaican colours before setting Rio alight with his striking pose.

Usain Bolt secures trial contract with A-League side Central Coast Mariners - report

The sprinting legend is attempting to become a professional footballer.

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An open top bus parade welcomed Croatia after they touched down in Zagreb.

Watch: Beaten World Cup finalists Croatia treated like kings on return home

An open top bus parade welcomed Croatia after they touched down in Zagreb.

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France's Raphael Varane holds the trophy as he celebrates with teammates on the roof of a bus while parading down the Champs-Elysee avenue, in Paris, Monday, July 16, 2018. France is readying to welcome home the national soccer team for a parade down the Champs-Elysees, where tens of thousands thronged after the team's 4-2 victory over Croatia Sunday. (Eric Feferberg/Pool Photo via AP)

France’s World Cup winning team welcomed home as heroes after football triumph in Russia

Les Bleus were given a hero's welcome, touching down after yesterday's triumph.

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The first World Cup in Russia is being hailed a success, as the nation welcomed a party atmosphere to its cities.

Russia on a high as World Cup wraps, Putin's problems remain

Well-organised, festive and friendly, the World Cup has shown off a welcoming and modern Russia.

'We are all united' - World Cup victory about more than football for France

The nation's second World Cup win has unified the nation after a turbulent period.

Argentina's football superstar Lionel Messi.

Argentina sack manager after Football World Cup failure

Jorge Sampaoli leaves his role two weeks after his side were eliminated by eventual winners, France.

'Welcome to the club' - Football icon Pele praises wonderkid Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe became the second teenager after Pele to score in a final in the 4-2 win over Croatia.

Luka Modric wins the World Cup golden ball award

Croatian midfield maestro Luka Modric claims World Cup Golden Ball

The Croatian captain was voted the best player at Russia 2018.

France crowned Football World Cup champions after demolition of Croatia in final

Les Bleus are champions of the world for the second time in their history, defeating Croatia 4-2 in Moscow.

World Cup final preview: Croatia's team of veterans going up against youthful favourites, France

Euros final upset from two years ago could haunt Les Bleus in World Cup final in Moscow.

'They’re heroes no matter what the result' - Croatia's footballers uniting a young nation

1 NEWS' Joy Reid has been soaking up the atmosphere in Croatia ahead of their World Cup final showdown.

Chelsea's Willian, left, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Chelsea and Peterborough United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Chelsea appoint former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri as new head coach

Sarri helped Napoli to two second-placed finishes in Serie A and won the Coach of the Year award in 2017.

Liverpool complete signing of Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri

The winger joins the Reds from relegated Stoke City.

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FIFA instructs broadcasters not to focus on 'hot women' at football games

Head of diversity says governing body “would take action against things that are wrong”.

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Chris Chang leads TVNZ's football buffs in breaking down the FIFA World Cup final.

World Cup Chat: Croatia out to make history in mouth-watering final showdown against France

Chris Chang leads TVNZ's football buffs in breaking down what to expect in the FIFA World Cup final.

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, July 12, 2016, West Ham United's Winston Reid moves in to take a shot and score against the Carolina Railhawks in the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Cary, N.C.,USA.  Reid returned to London from a preseason training camp in Switzerland, but it is announced Thursday July 12, 2018, he is to undergo follow-up operations on injuries suffered last season.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, FILE)

All Whites captain Winston Reid to miss start of EPL season due to knee injury

Reid returned to London from a pre-season training camp in Switzerland to undergo surgery.

Wellington Phoenix's Matthew Ridenton in action during an A-League game between Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, Saturday 27th Janurary 2018. Copyright Photo: Raghavan Venugopal / © www.Photosport.nz 2018

A-League adopting NRL's Bunker approach for revamped Video Assistant Referee system

A new, centralised facility will be used to assist officials for the upcoming season.

'Just madness' - World Cup loss leads to massive spike in street violence in England

West Midlands Ambulance Service reported a 100 per cent spike in call outs an hour after the final whistle.

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Chris Chang and Simon Plumb are live from the pub after this morning's semi-final.

'It just hurts' - England hold heads high after World Cup semi-final exit

The Three Lions exceeded expectations to reach the final four in Russia.

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