New Zealand draw 1-1 with New Caledonia in U-17 men’s friendly international

New Zealand and New Caledonia have drawn their first of two U-17 men’s international friendlies being played in Auckland.

The sides drew 1-1 at Whenuapai’s Fred Taylor Park as the sides used the game to help both prepare for November’s FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup.

Grégory Diko opened the scoring for New Caledonia midway through the first half.

New Zealand levelled just before half-time when Auckland United’s Bronson Brown headed into the net in the second phase of play after a corner.

The sides meet again at the same venue on Thursday (kick off 3pm). Admission is free.

The FIFA U-17 World Cup starts on November 10, 2023 in Indonesia.

New Zealand U-17 squad

Anaru Cassidy (Wellington Phoenix)
Bronson Brown (Auckland United)
Dylan Gardiner (Hamilton Wanderers)
Eric Imachi Sugahara (Christchurch United)
Fletcher Pratt (Wellington Phoenix)
Gabriel Sloane Rodrigues (Wellington Phoenix)
Jackson Cole (Christchurch United)
Jesper Edwards (Wellington Phoenix)
Josh Brown (Western Suburbs)
Luka Coveny (Western United, Australia)
Luke Flowerdew (Wellington Phoenix)

Luke Mitchell (Hamilton Wanderers)
Luke Supyk (Wellington Phoenix)
Mac Prathumphithak (Christchurch United)
Matt D’Hotman (Melville United)
Matt Foord (Cashmere Technical)
Max Argent (Perth Glory, Australia)
Nick Murphy (Christchurch United)
Paris Dlamini (Wellington Phoenix)
Raphael Conway (Wellington Phoenix)
Riley Dalziell (Eastern Suburbs)
Ruben Argent (Perth Glory, Australia)

New Caledonia U-17. Photo credit: FCF.


Game played on Tuesday August 8, 2023

U-17 men’s international friendly

New Zealand 1 (Bronson Brown 45′)
New Caledonia 1 (Grégory Diko 24′)


Game to be played on Thursday August 10, 2023

New Zealand U-17 v New Caledonia U-17
Fred Taylor Park, Whenuapai, 3pm

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