Football Ferns to play two internationals on home soil in November

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New Zealand’s Football Ferns will play Korea Republic in a two-match international series in Christchurch in November.

The games will be the first of a number of home games the Ferns will play over the next six months, with the Ferns due to play three games in Auckland and Hamilton during next February’s FIFA Women’s World Cup play-off tournament.

The Ferns will play Korea in games sponsored by G.J.Gardner Homes on November 12 and November 15.

NZ Football chief executive Andrew Pragnell said:

“It’s significant that we are beginning their return home by bringing them to Christchurch (as) the city and Mainland Football region has produced many great national team players for the Football Ferns over the years.

“We were especially determined to play games here to connect the team back home, highlight the city, and we hope that Christchurch ends up as a FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 team base camp in the participating team decisions after the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 draw this month.”

Ford Football Ferns head coach Jitka Klimková said:

“Everybody’s excited to come home and play for their family, for the players’ families, friends, and for all the fans in New Zealand.

“Coming home after four years and hearing our fans, is something we haven’t been able to experience for a while.

“Seeing and hearing them will be so motivational and inspirational for the whole team — not just the players, but everybody involved in the team.”


Game to be played on Saturday November 12, 2022

New Zealand v Korea Republic
Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch, 2.30pm

Game to be played on Tuesday November 15, 2022

New Zealand v Korea Republic
Orangetheory Stadium, Christchurch, 6pm

Ticket information

Adults $10, children $5.

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