Midfielder Annalie Longo pulls out of Football Ferns squad ‘as a precaution’

Midfielder Annalie Longo has withdrawn from the Football Ferns squad at the OFC Women’s Olympic Qualifier tournament in Samoa.

NZ Football released a statement on Friday (February 9) saying her withdrawal was “a precaution to avoid aggravating a calf strain.”

The 133-cap Longo did not play in Wednesday’s tournament opener against Tonga, which New Zealand won 3-0.

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Canberra United’s Ruby Nathan would stay with the squad to provide cover for Longo, the statement said.

New Zealand’s second group game is against Samoa on Saturday.

Main photo: Annalie Longo … calf strain.


Game to be played on Saturday February 10, 2024

New Zealand v Samoa
FFS Football Stadium, Field 1, Apia, Samoa, 5pm

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