Mangere United have confirmed their grounds will be used as a training venue for the intercontinental play-off series in February to decide the final qualifiers for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup.
In a social media posting, the club has announced:
“We are excited to advise that Mangere Centre Park is selected as a training venue for the inaugural play-off tournament to be played in Aotearoa New Zealand from 17 to 23 February 2023.”
The ten participating teams in the play-off tournament — which will be played in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa and Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau in Aotearoa New Zealand — will come from Asia (Chinese Taipei and Thailand), Africa (Cameroon and Senegal), North and Central America and the Caribbean (Haiti and Panama), South America (Chile and Paraguay), Oceania (Papua New Guinea) and Europe (one team – Portugal).
“Our club is looking forward to hosting the national teams to our park.
“A lot of hard work has been put in by many to get to this stage. We wish to thank them all. A special ceremony will be held in the near future.”