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Germany, Brazil, Japan and NZ lead groups

The tournament is underway from November 13-December 3 at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

Germany is pooled in Group D with Mexico, Venezuela and South Korea.  

The Germans share three points with Mexico following their victories over Venezuela 3-1 and South Korea 2-0 respectively.

Germany however, is ahead on the ladder due to points for and against. Mexico is second on the ladder followed by Venezuela then South Korea.

In Group A, Brazil and North Korea share three points following their victories over home side PNG 9-0 and Sweden 2-0 respectively.

Cole: PNG to continue defensive game plan

PNG head coach Lisa Cole hopes that her side continues their defensive game to keep their opponents from scoring big margins.

Following the 9-0 loss against Brazil on Sunday night, Cole said they didn’t give Brazil goals, Brazil earned goals and that’s the most you can ask for a team.

“Our hope was always to keep the game as close as possible and we don’t want to give goals but make the teams earn goals.

“When we gave up those goals early then we shifted our game to keep the game contained as much as we possibly can in the second half.

PNG coach Cole pleased with PNG’s efforts

PNG lost to Brazil 9-0 last night in their first FIFA U20 Women's World Cup match at the Sir John Guise (SJG) stadium in Port Moresby.

Cole said she was very proud regardless of the result and effort that the girls displayed.

“It’s a big task playing your first world cup against a team such as Brazil.

“Obviously we wanted the score to be a little bit different but I’m happy with the effort.

“Our aim was to continue to fight from the beginning till the end and we really want to make sure that we improve from one half to the next half,” Cole explained.

Coach Cole: PNG to focus on improving standard

PNG head coach Lisa Cole said they aim to learn as much during the World Cup as playing at this pace is new for the team.

Cole said the pressure is not on winning but on what is important and that is continuing to improve from game to game.

PNG did not qualify on merit for the World Cup but are required to take part as a host nation.

Cole admitted that they have to build on their confidence and focus and this is the first step for PNG in women’s soccer. 

Nauru welcomes Australia's refugee deal with US

Australia has reached a resettlement deal with the United States for refugees being held on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island and Nauru.

About 900 men are in camp on Manus Island while about 400 people are in the camp on Nauru with roughly the same number living in the community.

The justice minister David Adeang said while the Nauru government had consistently sought to correct false reports about conditions and safety of the refugees, it had also always stated the need to find suitable third countries for permanent resettlement.

PNG coach Cole slams rowdy supporters

PNG lost to Brazil 9-0 last night in their first FIFA U20 Women's World Cup match at the Sir John Guise (SJG) stadium in Port Moresby.

PNG did not qualify on merit for the World Cup but are required to take part as a host nation.

Cole admitted that she was disappointed in some of the fans who displayed bitterness towards the PNG side.

She said two young players were put on the bench in the second half after been sworn at by the fans which is not acceptable.

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Brazil thrashes PNG 9-0

Brazil registered its first win in the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup, thrashing home side Papua New Guinea 9-0 tonight at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.

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​All 15 nations now in PNG

“After a long journey from distant corners of the globe, landing in a country one knows little about could perhaps have been daunting for the more inexperienced travelers among them, but we have made them feel more welcome in PNG,” Tkatchenko said.

All fifteen nations have now arrived in Papua New Guinea for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

However, the 315 young athletes need not have worried about the kind of reception they would receive upon arrival in Papua New Guinea.

Fiji 7s team get wakeup call from tough PNG team

FijiVillage reports Fiji beat PNG 31-12 however PNG was leading Fiji 12-5 at halftime.

The Osea Kolinisau led Fiji side made many mistakes in the first half.

PNG scored the opening try of the match after a mistake by Fiji.

Risiate Tadulala of Wardens then scored for Fiji.

PNG kept the pressure on Fiji and caught our players on the back foot a number of times.

The Papua New Guineans scored their second try just before halftime.

Australia is PNG’s best friend, says Abbott

Abbott said this on Monday (November 08th) during the Federation Chamber meeting in the Australian Parliament in Canberra.

He said Australia continued to focus on countries in South East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States and were more important to them.

“Australia and PNG have geography in common, but we also have a future to work on as well as a past to honour and respect,” said Abbott.

Abbott was in PNG recently where he presented a speech at the Anglicare PNG Annual Dinner on November 02nd in Port Moresby.