Ferns captain Ali Riley ruled out of second international against Colombia

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Football Ferns skipper Ali Riley will miss New Zealand’s friendly international against Colombia on Wednesday after picking up an injury in training.

Riley (36) was left out of the Ferns squad for the first game played on Sunday, and NZ Football have confirmed she’ll miss the next game in the two-match series as well.

Main photo: Ali Riley … has played 159 full internationals for New Zealand.

Defender Grace Neville was also unable to join the Ferns squad for Sunday’s game due to a medical reason, NZ Football said.

Rebekah Stott took the captain’s armband for Sunday’s 0-0 draw between New Zealand and the FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter-finalists.

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Wednesday’s match in Bogata will be played behind closed doors but will be live-streamed free by FIFA+. See links below.

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Catalina Pérez (36 caps), Werder Bremen
Luisa Fernanda Agudelo (0 caps), Deportivo Cali, Colombia
Sandra Sepúlveda (73 caps), Independiente Medelin, Colombia

Ángela Barón (3 caps), Atlético Nacional, Colombia
Carolina Arias (103 caps), Sante Fe, Colombia
Daniela Arias (23 caps), América de Cali, Colombia
Daniela Caracas (46 caps), Espanyol, Spain
Jorelyn Carabalí (33 caps), Brighton & Hove Albion, England
Mónica Ramos (8 caps), Grêmio, Brazil
Viviana Acosta (14 caps), Independiente Santa Fe, Colombia

Daniela Montoya (captain) (84 caps), Atlético Nacional, Colombia
Gabriela Huertas (3 caps), Santa Fe, Colombia
Lady Andrade (63 caps), Real Brasilia, Brazil
Leicy Santos (63 caps), Atlético Madrid, Spain
Lorena Bedoya Durango (21 caps), Real Brasilia, Brazil
Manuela Vanegas (43 caps), Real Sociedad, Spain
Marcela Restrepo (28 caps), DUX Logrono, Spain
María Camila Reyes (3 caps), Sante Fe, Colombia

Catalina Usme (93 caps), América de Cali, Colombia
Elexa Bahr (20 caps), América de Cali, Colombia
Ivonne Chacón (13 caps), Valencia, Spain
Manuela Paví (8 caps), Atlético Mineiro, Brazil
Mayra Ramírez (53 caps), Levante, Spain

Acting head coach: Ángelo Marsiglia

New Zealand

Brianna Edwards (0 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Victoria Esson (20 caps) Rangers, Scotland
Anna Leat (11 caps) Aston Villa, England

Mackenzie Barry (7 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Katie Bowen (98 caps) Inter Milan, Italy
Michaela Foster (8 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Ally Green (5 caps) AGF, Denmark
Grace Neville (6 caps) London City Lionesses, England
Ali Riley (159 caps) Angel City, United States
Rebekah Stott (95 caps) Melbourne City, Australia
Marisa van der Meer* (0 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand

Daisy Cleverley (31 caps) HB Køge, Denmark
Manaia Elliott* (0 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand
Betsy Hassett (150 caps) Stjarnan FC, Iceland
Aniela Jensen* (0 caps) University of the Pacific, United States
Katie Kitching* (0 caps) Sunderland AFC, England
Malia Steinmetz (25 caps) FC Nordsjælland, Denmark
Kate Taylor (10 caps) Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand

Ava Collins (11 caps) St John’s University, United States
Jacqui Hand (17 caps) Åland United, Finland
Grace Jale (21 caps) Perth Glory, Australia
Ruby Nathan* (0 caps) Canberra United, Australia
Indiah-Paige Riley (14 caps) PSV Vrouwen, Netherlands
Paige Satchell (46 caps) London City Lionesses, England

*Debut Ford Football Ferns call-up.

Head coach: Jitka Klimková


Game to be played on Wednesday December 6, 2023

Colombia v New Zealand
Estadio Metropolitano de Techo, Bogotá, Colombia, 9am (NZT)

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