New Caledonia have suffered another calamitous loss at the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup, crashing 9-0 to Brazil who registered 81 attempts on goal.
Reigning champions Brazil averaged a goal opportunity every 75 seconds against New Zealand’s Oceania region neighbours.
Main photo: Brazil run up huge win at the U-17 Men’s World Cup. Photo credit: Alex Caparros – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images
New Caledonia were beaten 10-0 by England in their opening group game, meaning they have conceded 19 goals in their games so far, and scored none.
The Oceania representatives held out against Brazil for almost half an hour, conceding their first goal from the penalty spot in the 28th minute.
At half-time, they trailed 3-0.
New Caledonia qualified for the tournament in Indonesia by finishing runners-up to New Zealand at the OFC U-17 Men’s Championship in January.
They play Iran in their final group match.
New Zealand lost their opening game at the World Cup, going down 3-0 to Venezuela, and play their second group match at 1am (NZT) on Thursday, against Germany.
Game to be played on Thursday November 16, 2023 (NZT)
New Zealand v Germany
Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung (1am, NZT)
Game to be played on Saturday November 18, 2023
New Zealand v Mexico
Si Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung (10pm NZT)