Marley Leuluai named captain in starting line-up for U-17 World Cup opener

New Zealand have named Burnley’s Marley Leuluai as their captain for Sunday’s opening game against Venezuela at the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup.

Leuluai is expected to play as a defensive midfielder, leading a starting line-up with four overseas-based players.

Main photo: Head coach Martin Bullock has named Marley Leuluai as his team’s captain for the game against Venuzuela.

While two Wellington Phoenix players start the game, four more from the club will be ready to come off the bench.

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Starting line-up

1 Matt Foord (GK) (Cashmere Technical)
3. Marley Leuluai (captain), (Burnley)
5. Anton Isaako (Sydney FC)
6. Dylan Gardiner (Hamilton Wanderers)
7 Matt D’Hotman (Melville United)
10. Adam Watson (Stoke City)
11. Luke Supyk (Wellington Phoenix)
13. Noah DuPont (West Bromwich Albion)
14 Nick Murphy (Christchurch United)
17. Nathan Walker (Fencibles United)
19. Anaru Cassidy (Wellington Phoenix)


12 Josh Brown (GK) (Western Suburbs)
21 Eamonn McCarron (GK) (Wellington Phoenix)
16 Jesper Edwards (Wellington Phoenix)
20 Luke Mitchell (Hamilton Wanderers)
18 Gabriel Sloane-Rodrigues (Wellington Phoenix)
15 Athan Thompson (Wellington Phoenix)
9 Stipe Ukich (Auckland City)


Game to be played on Sunday November 12, 2023

New Zealand v Venezuela
Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung (10pm, NZT)

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