On a beautiful April day in the Russian capital, the draw for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship Russia 2006 was held in the sumptuous surroundings of Moscow’s Town Hall.
New Zealand has been drawn in Group A featuring the hosts Russia, powerhouse Brazil, and neighbours Australia. Kiwi coach John Herdman was all smiles as he gave his reaction, “Just reaching the finals is a dream come true, both for the squad itself and every player in the country. This is the beginning of a new future that will help New Zealand women’s football become stronger. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn how to deal with this type of experience, and we’re hoping to represent the OFC with pride and honour.”
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