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Anthony Hudson resigns from New Zealand amid Colorado Rapids links

New Zealand head coach Anthony Hudson has resigned a week after his team's loss to Peru in an intercontinental World Cup qualifying playoff.

England-born Hudson, 36, announced his decision in a statement released Thursday by Football New Zealand which said a search for his replacement would begin immediately.

New Zealand won the Oceania World Cup qualifying series but lost to Peru in the intercontinental playoff, drawing 0-0 in the first leg in Wellington and losing the return leg 2-0 in Lima. Hudson...


Australia boss Ange Postecoglou slams Honduran media after playoff draw

A defiant Ange Postecoglou has taken out his frustrations on the Honduras media in the aftermath of Australia's 0-0 draw with the Central American side.

The result has the Socceroos neatly positioned to progress to the World Cup with a win in Wednesday's home tie where they'll start favourites.

Postecoglou's side sparkled in San Pedro Sula, creating several gilt-edged chances without converting any for a precious away goal.

The performance came in stark contrast to the disjointed efforts in last...

Chris Wood: New Zealand's Europe-based stars face travel marathon

Burnley striker and New Zealand international Chris Wood discusses the travel issues of living in Europe while being part of his national team.

New Zealand forward Chris Wood has told ESPN FC that he and the All Whites' other Europe-based players must overcome the effects of a 36-hour journey before facing Peru in their World Cup qualifying playoff first leg in Wellington.

Burnley striker Wood, who has overcome a hamstring injury to take his place in the squad, and West Ham defender Winston Reid lead the group of six Europe-based players in Anthony Hudson's squad for the game on Saturday.

He said the battle to be ready for the first leg...