VIDEO: Highlights from New Zealand’s 7-0 semi-final win against Tonga

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New Zealand beat Tonga 7-0 in their semi-final at the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship in Tahiti.

The win takes them into Wednesday’s final against Fiji, a game that will decide who represents Oceania at next year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Indonesia.

Main photo credit: OFC Media / Christophe Fotoz.

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Here are the highlights, provided by OFC Media:


Game played on Sunday September 24, 2023 (NZT)

New Zealand 7 (Angela Pivac 8′, Katie Pugh 35′, Pia Vlok 49′ pen, Ela Jerez 53′, Laura Bennett 54′, 59′, Amber de Wit 71′)
Tonga 0

New Zealand squad

Putri Ardana (Auckland United)
Laura Bennett (Melville United)
Mackenzie Bryant (Wellington Phoenix Academy)
Sophie Campbell (Palmerston North Marist)
Isla Cleall-Harding (Taradale AFC)
Amber De Wit (Nomads United)
Charli Dunn (Western Springs)
Alyssha Eglinton (Wellington Phoenix Academy)
Emily Humphrey (Wellington Phoenix Academy)
Ela Jerez (Western Springs_

Kara McGillivray (Auckland United)
Kyra Morgan (Western Suburbs)
Brooke Neary (Wellington Phoenix Academy)
Angela Pivac (Wellington Phoenix Academy)
Katie Pugh (Nelson Suburbs)
Holly Robins (Wellington Phoenix Academy)
Hannah Saxon (Eastern Suburbs)
Pia Vlok (Auckland United)
Natalie Young (Hamilton Wanderers)

Tournament schedule

Games to be played on Monday September 25, 2023

Due to adverse weather conditions, the play-off for 7th place and play-off for 5th place at the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2023 will now be played at the Fédération Tahitienne de Football Academy in Papeete.

The kick-off times have been changed, and neither game will be live-streamed by OFC.

Play-off for 7th place (12pm NZT)

Solomon Islands v Vanuatu

Play-off for 5th place (4pm NZT)

New Caledonia v Cook Islands

Games to be played on Wednesday September 27, 2023

The play-off for third and final is still scheduled for the Stade Pater.

Play-off for 3rd place (3pm NZT)

Tahiti v Tonga

Final (6pm NZT)

New Zealand v Fiji

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