Last round of Group C match underway

The last round of Group C match of the 2016 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup between New Zealand and France is now underway at the Bava Park in Port Moresby.

The New Zealanders, in white, are led by Captain Meikayla Moore playing under fine weather conditions in front of a good crowd of supporters.

Isabella Coombers, who scored a goal in the previous game of this tournament, is also on the starting line-up while Tayla Christensen, who also scored in previous match, is on the bench.

The French side, in blue, is led by Captain Dephine Cascarino.

Cascarino scored for France in their previous games along with Clara Mateo, who is also on the starting line-up.

France must secure a win today in order to make the final top eight that will head into the quarterfinals.

If the match ends in a draw, New Zealand will have the upper hand as it has obtained more points (3 points) in the group matches ahead of France (2 points).

France is yet to register a win in the tournament with two draw matches against USA (nil all) in the first match and 2-2 against Ghana in the second match.

New Zealand has one win against Ghana (1-0) in the first match, and a loss to USA (3-1) in its second match.


Pictures by Kennedy Bani

Quintina Naime