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Devonport to host international soccer fixture

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New Zealand A-League soccer team Wellington Phoenix will play in Devonport next month.

The Phoenix have been drawn to play the Devonport Strikers in the Australia Cup knockout competition after the Strikers qualified to represent Tasmania by defeating South Hobart three-nil in the final of the Statewide Lakoseljac Cup competition.
It's the fourth time Devonport has qualified for the national knockout tournament, formerly known as the Football Federation Cup.
Strikers president Drew Smith says the club is over the moon with the draw, but an exact date has yet to be locked in, depending on lighting upgrades needed for the game to be a night match.