Men’s and women’s teams through to knockout stages at futsal championships

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New Zealand’s women’s team have earned a semi-final against Portugal at the FISU World University Futsal Championships in Portugal.

Playing at the Multiusos de Guimarães, Portugal, the New Zealand side beat Israel 5-1 in their last pool game to go into the knockout stages of the week-long tournament.

Five different players got on the scoresheet for New Zealand who took control with a four-goal burst in a five-minute spell of play.

The women will meet Portugal on Saturday July 23 (3am NZT).

Meanwhile, in the men’s championship, New Zealand lost 6-1 to Portugal in their final group game.

This qualifies them for a quarter-final on Saturday against the highly-regarded Brazil side.

They will play at the UMinho’s Sports Complex on Friday July 22 (midnight, NZT).

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Game played Thursday July 21, 2022 (NZT)

New Zealand 5 (Britney-Lee Nicholson 24′, Rebecca Lake 25′, Samantha Whyte 27′, Ella James 29′, Ellena Firth 39′)
Israel 1 (Fatme Hamudi 39′)

Game played Wednesday July 20, 2022 (NZT)

New Zealand 1 (Alosi Bloomfield 8′)
Poland 5 (Julia Basta 4′, 5′, Izabela Traz 7′, 29′, Katarzyna Wodarczyk 16′)



Next fixture:

All dates/times are NZT


Saturday July 23 (3am): Portugal v New Zealand

Women’s squad

Mackenzie Falco; University of Canterbury; Mainland
Hannah Milligan; AUT; NRF
Sophie Williams*; University of Canterbury; Mainland
Ella James*; University of Auckland; NRF
Rebecca Lake; University of Canterbury; Mainland
Emily Gillion; Massey University; NRF
Lilly Muspratt; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Jennifer Merkin; University of Canterbury; Mainland
Samantha Whyte; University of Canterbury; Capital
Frankie Morrow; University of Canterbury; Mainland
Alosi Bloomfield; University of Auckland; NRF
Ellena Firth; University of Canterbury; Mainland
Eve Barry; Victoria University of Wellington; Central
Britney-Lee Nicholson*; University of Canterbury; Mainland

* Indicates capped Futsal Fern



Game played Thursday July 21, 2022 (NZT)

New Zealand 1 (Jordi Ditfort 34′)
Portugal 6 (Samuel Fernandes 1′, Rui Moreira 5′, Guilherme Campos 7′, Ricardo Lopes 20′, 31′, Tomas Reis 30′)

Game played Wednesday July 20, 2022 (NZT)

New Zealand 1 (Ethan Martin 36′)
Argentina 2 (Juan Lopetegui 10′, Tobias Ghibaudi 16′)

Game played Tuesday July 19, 2022 (NZT)

New Zealand 7 (Hemi Innes 5′, Tyler Ericksen 8′, Rahan Ali 16′, Logan Wisnewski 22′, Oban Hawkins 24′, Ethan Martin 25′, Jordi Ditfort’)
Israel 1 (Omer Sade 36′)



Next group game:

All dates and times are NZT


Friday July 22 (midnight): Brazil v New Zealand

Men’s squad

Patrick Steele; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Sean Beresford; Victoria University of Wellington; Capital
Logan Wisnewski*; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Hamish Grey; Massey University; NRF
Ethan Martin; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Oban Hawkins*; Otago University; Football South
Jordi Ditfort*; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Hemi Innes; University of Canterbury; Mainland
Tyler Ericksen; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Thomas Picken; University of Auckland; NRF
Casey Sharplin; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Aidan Robson; University of Waikato; WaiBoP
Rahan Ali; Open Polytechnic; Football South
Kyle Wisnewski; University of Waikato; WaiBoP

Non-travelling reserves

Chris Preece
Connor McConchie
Mazen Rabih
Davis Vhavha

* Indicates capped Futsal White

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