New Zealand teams lose knockout ties at World University Futsal Championships

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New Zealand’s teams have lost their knockout games at the FISU World University Futsal Championships in Portugal.

Playing at the UMinho’s Sports Complex, Portugal, the New Zealand men’s side lost their quarter-final 4-0 to Brazil, meaning the team will play on Sunday(NZT) in the play-offs for places 5-8 at the week-long tournament.

The women lost their tournament semi-final 10-0 at Multiusos de Guimarães to host nation Portugal, ending their participation.

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Game played Saturday July 23, 2022 (NZT)

New Zealand 0
Brazil 4 (Casey Sharplin 12′ pen, Eduardo Dos Santos 24′ 30′, Giovanny Valério)

Group games

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′)


Play-off for 5th-8th position

All dates and times are NZT

Sunday July 24 (1am): Argentina 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




Game played Saturday July 23, 2022 (NZT)

Portugal 10 (Carolina Pedreira 1′, 33′, Beatriz Costa Santos 5′, 28′, Angélica Alves 13′, 22′, 31′, Inés Matos 14′, Carolina Rocha 15′, Marta Teixeira 37′)
New Zealand 0

Group games

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′)

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


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