Manchester United have slumped out of the League Cup with a defeat on penalties to Championship side Derby County at Old Trafford.
Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has named Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year for 2018, while Orlando Pride's Brazil forward Marta won the women's award.
The Southern United women have emerged with something they were unable to get last year — a point in the North Island.
Inter Milan staged a late smash-and-grab raid as goals by Mauro Icardi and Matias Vecino secured a 2-1 home win over Tottenham Hotspur in their Champions League opener this morning.
Former Kavanagh College pupil and Dunedin footballer Andy Boyens has just been given an important job.
Kicking on from last season's progress is the focus for Southern United and it has several new faces mixed with the familiar ones to help with that.
New Zealand will have to beat Papau New Guinea tomorrow to have any chance of qualifying for next year's under-17 men's World Cup.
A short turnaround is in store for half the Southern United women - but that might not be a bad thing.
Hardy Southern United fans are going to have to use planes, trains and automobiles to catch their team live in the national football league.
They were supposed to surrender quietly. Just make up the numbers against the big, powerful side from up north.
It is going to take a while for everything to sink in for Dunedin Technical women’s coach Graeme Smaill.
Dunedin Technical has won the Kate Sheppard Cup - the pinnacle of women's club football in New Zealand.