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Two match series confirmed for New Zealand U-20 women against Australia

The New Zealand U-20 women’s team will play two friendly matches against Australia in July as both teams prepare for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Colombia.

Both competitions will be held in Wellington, with the first having free entry. It will also be streamed live and free by FIFA+.

The second meeting will be played behind closed doors.

Main photo: New Zealand qualified for the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup by winning the OFC U-19 Championship in Fiji last year. Photo credit: OFC Media/Phototek.

New Zealand U-20 Women’s Head Coach Leon Birnie said: “The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is just ten weeks away, so it is excellent to confirm these matches as part of our continued preparations for Colombia.

“Australia should be a good test for us and it will be great for the team to be able to play in front of our home crowd, so we look forward to seeing the people of Wellington at the match.”

New Zealand has been drawn into Group E with Austria, Ghana and Japan at the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Australia takes part in Group A with hosts Colombia, Cameroon and Mexico.

READ MORE: New Zealand learns group opponents at FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup >>>>

Friendly fixtures

Match to be played on Thursday, July 11, 2024

New Zealand vs Australia
Jerry Collins Stadium, Porirua, 2.30pm

Match to be played on Sunday, July 14, 2024

New Zealand vs Australia
NZCIS, Upper Hutt, 2.30pm (behind closed doors)

The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Photo credit: FIFA.

World Cup matches

Match to be played on Tuesday, September 3, 2024 (NZT)

Japan vs New Zealand
El Techo Stadium, Bogotá, 1:00 PM (NZT)

Match to be played on Friday September 6, 2024 (NZT)

Austria v New Zealand
El Techo Stadium, Bogotá, 1:00 PM (NZT)

Match to be played on Monday 9 September 2024 (NZT)

New Zealand vs Ghana
Pascual Guerrero Stadium, Cali, 11am (NZT)

Complete schedule

You can download the full tournament schedule here >>>>

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