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New Zealand captain Abby Erceg hits out at NZF in shock retirement

Abby Erceg
Abby Erceg won 129 caps for New Zealand and competed at three World Cups.

New Zealand women's captain Abby Erceg has launched a broadside at New Zealand Football while announcing her retirement from the international game.

Central defender Erceg says the Football Ferns aren't valued, nor adequately supported by the national body, prompting her retirement at the age of 27 as an act of protest.

United States-based Erceg made her New Zealand debut in 2006 and was named skipper in 2014. She has played 129 internationals and competed at three World Cups.

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