New Zealand’s Futsal Ferns will play their first full international match in four years when they face Indonesia at a three-nation tournament in the Philippines on Wednesday night.
The October 18 game starts the five-day PFF Women’s Tri-Nation Futsal Invitational Tournament in Manila, with the Ferns guaranteed at least three matches.
The game will be live-streamed by the Philippine Football Federation via link to be promoted nearer the 9pm (NZT) kick-off.
Futsal Ferns head coach Nic Downes has named four newcomers in his 14-player squad for the tournament which provides New Zealand with the first step in their campaign to qualify for the inaugural 2025 FIFA Futsal Women’s World Cup.
The Oceania region will be allocated one place at the World Cup and while the qualification process has yet to be confirmed, it’s likely to mirror the pathway for the 2024 FIFA Futsal Men’s World Cup.
Main photo: The Futsal Ferns at a pre-tournament training session in Manila. Photo credit: NZF Futsal.
PFF Women’s Tri-Nation Futsal Invitational Tournament
All games to be played at Ninoy Aquino Stadium, Manila
Game to be played on Wednesday October 18, 9pm (NZT)
Indonesia v New Zealand
Game to be played on Thursday October 19, 11pm (NZT)
Philippines v Indonesia
Game to be played on Friday October 20, 11pm (NZT)
New Zealand v Philippines
Game to be played on Saturday October 21, 9pm (NZT)
2nd place v 3rd place
Game to be played on Sunday October 22, 9pm (NZT)
1st place v winner of 2nd/3rd play-off
New Zealand squad
Sarah Alder | Capital Futsal, NZ | 3 Caps / 1 Goals
Shivanthi Anthony | Papakura City, NZ | 6 Caps / 2 Goals
Libby Boobyer | Capital Futsal, NZ | 0 Caps / 0 Goals*
Danielle Bradley | Melbourne Evolution FC, Australia | 3 Caps / 0 Goals
Jordana Bremner | Papakura City, NZ | 0 Caps / 0 Goals*
Maxine Cooper | Papakura City, NZ | 6 Caps / 6 Goals
Mackenzie Falco | Canterbury United Pride, NZ | 0 Caps / 0 Goals*
Emily Gillion | Papakura City, NZ | 0 Caps / 0 Goals*
Francesca Grange | Bloomsbury Futsal, England | 3 Caps / 0 Goals
Ella James | Papakura City, NZ | 3 Caps / 2 Goals
Hannah Kraakman | Bloomsbury Futsal, England | 3 Caps / 5 Goals
Tessa Leong | Bloomsbury Futsal, England | 3 Caps / 0 Goals
Dayna Manak | Bloomsbury Futsal, England | 6 Caps / 4 Goals
Britney-Lee Nicholson | Canterbury United Pride, NZ | 6 Caps / 5 Goals
* Indicates their first Futsal Ferns’ call-up.
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