Posts Tagged ‘football’

Football Ferns Germany-bound

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Caitlin Campbell

Caitlin Campbell (NZ)

After three days of convincing football, New Zealand’s Junior Football Ferns have secured Oceania’s sole qualification spot for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany in 2010.  Postponed in October 2009 as a sign of respect for the loss of life in Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga, the tournament was a showcase of the Oceania talent we can expect to see playing in the next few years at the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Olympic Football Tournament.  Click either photo for more shots from the weekend’s games.

Hannah Wilkinson (NZ) takes on Jennifer Akavi (Tonga)

$1.88m Beckham match ‘wrong event, wrong time’

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

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Dear Auditor General, those of us who coughed up to watch Edgar Davids run rings around an almost static Beckham would like a refund.  While we’re on the subject, how come Davids was playing for an Oceania XI All-Star team despite the fact he is not from Oceania and has never played for a club or national team in Oceania?