ABOUT NEW ZEALAND FOOTBALL

New Zealand Football (NZF) was founded in 1891 and became affiliated to FIFA in 1948. Along with Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, New Zealand was one of the founding members of Oceania Football Federation (OFC) when the confederation was formally approved in 1966.

New Zealand has qualified for the FIFA World Cup on two occasions, in 1982 and 2010, and has appeared at the FIFA Women’s World Cup five times, in 1991, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.

Our goal is for football to be the most inclusive sport in New Zealand and for its members to have enjoyable experiences that will foster a lifelong love of the beautiful game.