New Zealand to face United States in Round of 16 at FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup

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New Zealand will play the United States in a sudden-death knockout tie at the FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup in Argentina.

The Round of 16 game will kick off at 5.30am (NZT) on Wednesday May 31. The match will be played at the 42,000-capacity Estadio Malvinas Argentinas in Mendoza.

If New Zealand beat the United States, they’ll line up a King’s Birthday Monday quarter-final against either Gambia or Uruguay, who meet in a Round of 16 game on Friday (NZT).

The draw was confirmed after results in other groups meant New Zealand would be the second-best performing of the third-placed teams in the tournament’s six groups.

That triggered a knockout phase game against the United States, winners of Group B with three wins.

In their pool, the United States beat Ecuador 1-0, Fiji 3-0 and Slovakia 2-0.


Game to be played on Wednesday May 31, 2023

United States v New Zealand
Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, 5.30am (NZT)

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New Zealand

13 Henry Gray, Ipswich Town, England
21 Alby Kelly-Heald, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
1 Kees Sims, Ljungskile SK, Sweden

4 Isaac Hughes, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
2 Jackson Jarvie, Eastern Suburbs, New Zealand
20 Lukas Kelly-Heald, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
14 Finn Linder, Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada
12 Everton O’Leary, Birkenhead United, New Zealand
3 Adam Supyk, Eastern Suburbs, New Zealand
5 Finn Surman, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
15 Aaryan Raj, Eastern Suburbs, New Zealand

6 Fin Conchie, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
10 Jay Herdman, Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada
7 Noah Karunaratne, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
8 Jackson Manuel, Western Springs, New Zealand
16 Dan McKay, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand

9 Oliver Colloty, currently on trial in England
19 Kian Donkers, NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands
17 Oli Fay, Ljungskile SK, Sweden
11 Norman Garbett, Potenza Calcio, Italy
18 Ben Wallace, Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand

Head coach
Darren Bazeley

Assistant coaches
Paul Temple
Martin Bullock

Goalkeeper coach
Glen Moss

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United States

1 Gaga Slonina (Chelsea, England)
12 Antonio Carrera FC Dallas, Texas)
21 Alex Borto (Fulham, England)

17 Justin Che (Hoffenheim, Germany)
5 Brandan Craig (Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia)
14 Marcus Ferkranus (LA Galaxy, California)
13 Jonathan Gomez (Read Sociedad, Spain)
3 Caleb Wiley (Atlanta United, Atlanta)
4  Josh Wynder (Louisville City, Louisville)
2 Michael Halliday (Orlando City, Florida)

6 Daniel Edelman (captain) (New York Red Bulls, New York)
8 Jack McGlynn (Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia)
18 Obed Vargas (Seattle Sounders, Alaska)
10 Diego Luna (Real Salt Lake, California)
20 Rokas Pukstas (Hadjduk Split, Oklahoma)
16 Owen Wolff (Austin FC, Texas)
15 Niko Tsakiris (San Jose Earthquakes, California)

19 Darren Yapi (Colorado Rapids, Colorado)
9 Cade Cowell (San Jose Earthquakes, California)
7 Quinn Sullivan (Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia)
11 Kevin Paredes (Wolfsburg, Germany)

Head coach
Mikey Varas

Assistant coaches
Gonzalo Segares
Shaun Tsakiris

Goalkeeper coach
Jason Grubb

Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza … venue for New Zealand’s Round of 16 tie with the United States.

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