In a yr of global cups, RNZ Game turns the highlight at the 2019 FIFA Girls’s Global Cup.

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The place and when is the match and the way do I stay monitor of it?

The 2019 FIFA Girls’s Global Cup is hosted by means of France from 7 June to 7 July.

Sarah Gregorius with the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The Soccer Ferns’ Sarah Gregorius with the FIFA Girls’s Global Cup.
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The 52 fits can be unfold over 9 venues; Valenciennes, Le Havre, Reims, Paris, Rennes, Lyon, Grenoble, Great and Montpellier.

The semi-finals and ultimate can be on the Stade de Lyon which opened its doorways in 2016. Its capability simply over 58,000 and it’s the 3rd biggest stadium in France with regards to capability.

The video games can be broadcast on Sky TV in New Zealand with the Soccer Ferns’ team fits at 1am, 4am and 7am.

Soccer Ferns team fit agenda:

Wednesday 12 June, 1am, NZ vs Netherlands, Le Havre

Sunday 16 June, 7am, NZ vs Canada, Grenoble

Friday 21 June, 4am, NZ vs Cameroon, Montpellier

How did the Soccer Ferns qualify and what are their possibilities of profitable the Girls’s Soccer Global Cup?

The Soccer Ferns certified for the match after profitable the OFC International locations Cup final yr.

It used to be their fourth consecutive Oceania identify and so they went in the course of the festival unbeaten, scoring 43 objectives and conceding none.

New Zealand received it is first Oceania International locations Cup in 1991 and certified for the inaugural Global Cup.

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Soccer Ferns win the OFC International locations Cup
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Following Australia’s transfer to the Asian Confederation, the Soccer Ferns have received the final 4 tournaments with out too many issues.

American Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji have been concerned about qualifying. New Zealand performed Tonga, the Chefs Islands and Fiji within the team degree after which beat New Caledonia within the semi-finals and Fiji within the ultimate.

That is the 5th time the Soccer Ferns were to the Global Cup. The primary used to be on the inaugural match in China in 1991 after they misplaced all 3 video games.

They controlled their first attract 2011 towards Mexico, however have by no means received a sport, and feature therefore by no means controlled to get out in their team. They have got performed 12 fits for no wins, 3 attracts and 9 losses.

Whilst the the Soccer Ferns have by no means had luck on the match, the New Zealand Below 17 Girls’s workforce received bronze eventually yr’s match, proving we will be able to compete at the large degree in essentially the most populous game at the globe.

Who’s within the New Zealand Soccer Ferns workforce for the Global Cup?

The squad accommodates an enormous quantity of revel in with six avid gamers boasting greater than 100 caps – Ria Percival (135), Abby Erceg (132), Katie Duncan (119), Ali Riley (119), Annalie Longo (110) and Betsy Hassett (107).

Nearly all of the squad play their soccer in a foreign country with the likes of Erceg, Rosie White and Katie Bowen plying their business in the US. Betsy Hassett, Erin Naylor, Percival and Ali Riley enjoying their membership soccer in Europe.

The facet is coached by means of Tom Sermanni, a Scot with an unlimited quantity of revel in. This can be his fourth Global Cup after guiding Australia to the finals in 1995, 2001 and 2011.

Football Ferns coach Tom Sermanni.

Soccer Ferns trainer Tom Sermanni.
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Sermanni additionally led the US Girls’s Staff in a training profession that dates again to 1988.

He took over after the departure of Andreas Heraf following a evaluate into the tradition of that workforce that discovered incidents of harassment and bullying.

That are the groups to appear out for on the Girls’s Soccer Global Cup?

This yr’s match can be its 8th version and lines 24 groups.

America were essentially the most a hit workforce, profitable the trophy thrice, they’ll be protecting champions heading to France. Germany have received the match two times whilst Norway and Japan have received it as soon as every.

All the ones groups have certified once more and can be contenders in conjunction with England, Sweden and Brazil.

The Football Ferns in action against Canada in the 2015 World Cup

The Soccer Ferns in motion towards Canada within the 2015 Global Cup.
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New Zealand is the 19th ranked workforce on the earth and feature an excellent chance of choosing up there first win towards 46th ranked Cameroon, alternatively, they will additionally wish to get a consequence towards both 5th ranked Canada or 7th ranked the Netherlands if they are to development previous team play.

New Zealand, the Netherlands and Canada have been in the similar team 4 years in the past with the Soccer Ferns shedding 1-Zero to the Netherlands and drawing 0-Zero with Canada.

For all of the updates at the Soccer Ferns’ highway to the Girls’s Soccer Global Cup, stay an ear on RNZ Nationwide and an eye fixed at the RNZ web page.

RNZ can be taking a look at all of the primary Global Cups right through the weekwe’ve got already performed rugby, netball and cricket and the following day we will be casting the highlight at the Basketball Global Cup.

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