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FIFA – NEW ZEALAND FACE TOUGH DRAW AT WOMEN’S U-20

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.”

Russia face Brazil in intriguing opener

Reaction to the draw

For a New Zealand Soccer perspective click here, New Zealand’s daunting World Cup draw

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