FIFA U17 Women's World Cup



  • Kiwi girls defeated Japan in a penalty shootout to reach the semis. First time any NZ team has progressed this far. Anna Leat (goalie) saved a penalty, kicked the winner, and got player of the match. Unfortunately they get to face Spain in the semi, but top effort!



  • Wonder how Andreas Heraf is getting on now...😀



  • I switched the channel over this morning to see the penalty shootout. NZ did well to score both goals in the match when you look at the possession Japan had. Well done them!

    I had to feel sorry for the Japanese captain in the post-match interviews. She was visibly upset and struggling to keep her composure. It's in these situations you realise they are only kids.



  • @mokey said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    Kiwi girls defeated Japan in a penalty shootout to reach the semis. First time any NZ team has progressed this far. Anna Leat (goalie) saved a penalty, kicked the winner, and got player of the match. Unfortunately they get to face Spain in the semi, but top effort!

    Who do we play in the final?



  • @booboo The other side of the draw still to play their quarters. Canada v Germany, and Mexico v Ghana.



  • Mexico beat Ghana, and Canada beat Germany in the other quarters. So semis are:

    NZ vs Spain
    Mexico vs Canada



  • A 2-0 loss to Spain.



  • @bovidae said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    A 2-0 loss to Spain.

    Unlike 😞



  • This seems the best place to post this:

    The Football Ferns have booked their spot in next year's World Cup, beating Fiji 8-0 to win the Oceania Women's Nations Cup in New Caledonia.
    
    The Ferns finished the tournament with five wins from five, maintaining their unbeaten record against Pacific Island opposition, which never looked like being threatened.
    
    As well as qualifying them for the World Cup in France next June, the win earns them a ticket to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
    

    Qualifications seems to have been pretty easy; the World Cup won't be, but always a great opportunity to play against the best!

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/nz-teams/108844755/Football-Ferns-qualify-for-2019-Fifa-Womens-World-Cup-with-win-over-Fiji



  • Kiwi chick kickballers seem to be competitive.

    Hope we make the playoffs



  • @booboo The problem in the past for the Football Ferns is that they can't score enough goals against the better quality teams at the marquee tournaments (WC, Olympics). That means they don't advance past the group stage. If they can put the ball into the back of the net they are a chance.



  • Under 17s are up two nil after about 20 minutes as the amazing run continues



  • A 2-1 win over Canada.

    Halberg winners right there! 🙂



  • First time any NZ football team made semis, first podium finish. Outstanding effort, and all jokes aside, I hope they are recognised at the Halberg awards.



  • Heraf can shove that up his ass..



  • NZ did lose to the eventual winners (Spain) in their SF.

    @Mokey I think they will win the team of the year and the overall Halberg. The ABs won't win, Team NZ aren't a factor this year, and it's not an Olympic year either.



  • @bovidae Pretty stiff competition from the Black Fern 7s who had an excellent year and a gold medal at the CGs.



  • @mokey said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    First time any NZ football team made semis, first podium finish. Outstanding effort, and all jokes aside, I hope they are recognised at the Halberg awards.

    Fuck right off. Third is still third.



  • @mokey said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    @bovidae Pretty stiff competition from the Black Fern 7s who had an excellent year and a gold medal at the CGs.

    But you could also make a case for the men's sevens. Both teams won the CG and WC so it would be hard to split them.

    The All Whites won it all in 2010 when they didn't even get out of the group. The U17s will be nominated and given the worldwide appeal of football I think they will do the same.



  • @chester-draws said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    @mokey said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    First time any NZ football team made semis, first podium finish. Outstanding effort, and all jokes aside, I hope they are recognised at the Halberg awards.

    Fuck right off. Third is still third.

    And seriously: it's Under 17.

    Struggling for a nomination for me. Not detracting from them, awesome effort, and it IS soccer, but 3rd in an Age Grade tourny, and a very young age grade, shouldn't get you a Halberg.



  • @booboo said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    @chester-draws said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    @mokey said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    First time any NZ football team made semis, first podium finish. Outstanding effort, and all jokes aside, I hope they are recognised at the Halberg awards.

    Fuck right off. Third is still third.

    And seriously: it's Under 17.

    Struggling for a nomination for me. Not detracting from them, awesome effort, and it IS soccer, but 3rd in an Age Grade tourny, and a very young age grade, shouldn't get you a Halberg.

    Are teams eligible for the emerging star halberg? I can't remember what it's actually called but it generally goes to a young sportsperson who is showing promise. Would seem to be the appropriate category for an age group team but not sure if they're eligible.



  • Not eligible. This is from the Halberg awards website:

    Emerging Talent Award
    The Emerging Talent Award is designed to identify and assist a young athlete in their quest to become an Olympic, Paralympic and/or World Champion, and hopefully one day win the Halberg Award. 
    
    Eligibility
    
    Must be a New Zealand Citizen, or hold a Resident or Permanent Resident Visa
    Must be an individual athlete or athlete in a team
    Must be under 20 years of age as of 30th November of the year nominated
    Must represent New Zealand
    Must not have achieved success at elite international level. Success at an elite international level is defined as having medalled at the Olympic or Paralympic Games or Senior World Championships (or that sports equivalent competition). NB Dispensation can be sought in special circumstances e.g. a non-playing reserve
    Past winners of the Award are ineligible
    


  • @stargazer said in FIFA U17 Women's World Cup:

    Not eligible. This is from the Halberg awards website:

    Emerging Talent Award
    The Emerging Talent Award is designed to identify and assist a young athlete in their quest to become an Olympic, Paralympic and/or World Champion, and hopefully one day win the Halberg Award. 
    
    Eligibility
    
    Must be a New Zealand Citizen, or hold a Resident or Permanent Resident Visa
    Must be an individual athlete or athlete in a team
    Must be under 20 years of age as of 30th November of the year nominated
    Must represent New Zealand
    Must not have achieved success at elite international level. Success at an elite international level is defined as having medalled at the Olympic or Paralympic Games or Senior World Championships (or that sports equivalent competition). NB Dispensation can be sought in special circumstances e.g. a non-playing reserve
    Past winners of the Award are ineligible
    

    Might be a bit of competition amongst them for nominations then!



  • Was thinking this morning after seeing the stories and photos in the papers - this is one time that no-one is complaining about a "meaningless" 3rd vs 4th playoff. Looks like one rightly ecstatic team.



  • If teams were eligible, they would have huge competition for the award from the U18 girls sevens team that won gold at the Youth Olympics.

    I haven't followed the Youth Olympics, apart from sevens; were there any individual athletes that would be good candidates for nomination?



  • This seems the best place to post this:



  • That should get some good media. There's some attractive athletes running around playing international football.


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