New Zealand to go into knockout stages of World University Futsal Champs

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New Zealand’s women’s team will play Brazil in the semi-finals of the FISU World University Futsal Championships in Shanghai.

The team clinched a last-four spot with a 2-1 win against Poland in their final group game.

The semi-final, to be played on Friday June 14, provides the opportunity for New Zealand to meet either Portugal or China in the tournament final.

Meanwhile, the New Zealand men’s team lost their final group game 7-4 to Croatia, meaning they will go into the play-offs to decide places 9-12 at the tournament.

On Friday, New Zealand face Hong Kong, with the winner then meeting the winner of the play-off between China and Oman.

All games will be streamed live by the tournament organisers.


Games to be played on Friday June 14, 2024


New Zealand Women v Brazil
Shanghai University of Engineering Science venue, 3.45pm (NZT)

Play-offs for 9-12th places

New Zealand Men v Hong Kong
Songjiang venue, 6pm (NZT)


Games played on Wednesday June 12, 2024

New Zealand Men 4 (Charlie Bayly, Logan Wisnewski, Denny Twigg, Davis Vhavha)
Croatia 7

New Zealand Women 2 (Ella James, Jamie Evans)
Poland 1

Games played on Tuesday June 11, 2024 

New Zealand Men 2 (Ethan Martin, Charlie Bayly)
Mongolia 0

New Zealand Women 0
Portugal 7

Game played on Monday June 10, 2024

New Zealand Men 1 (Ben Cameron)
Ukraine 9 (scorers not available)

Final group standings

New Zealand squads


Ella James (University of Auckland)
Ellena Firth (University of Canterbury)
Emily Gillion (Massey University)
Jordana Bremner (University of Auckland)
Jamie Evans (University of Waikato)
Zoe Barrott (Victoria University of Wellington)
Milla Green (Massey University)
Alosi Bloomfield (University of Auckland)
Hannah Reddy (AUT, Auckland)
Dani Ohlsson (Victoria University of Wellington)
Ashley Vincent (AUT, Auckland)
Samantha Whyte (University of Canterbury)
Caelin Patterson (Victoria University of Wellington)
Hannah Milligan (AUT, Auckland)


Charlie Bayly (University of Canterbury)
Sean Beresford Victoria (University of Wellington)
Ben Cameron (University of Canterbury)
Max Ericksen (University of Waikato)
Tyler Ericksen (University of Waikato)
Hamish Grey (Universidad Católica De Murcia)
Ethan Martin (University of Waikato)
Adam Paulsen (Massey University)
Casey Sharplin (University of Waikato)
Patrick Steele (University of Waikato)
Denny Twigg (University of Waikato)
Davis Vhavha (University of Waikato)
Logan Wisnewski (University of Waikato)
Mark Zimmerman (University of Canterbury)

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