2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

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Families of soldiers thanked for keeping faith
Families of the 12 PNG Defense Force Soldiers who spent more than months five incarcerated at the Bomana Correctional Facility on Saturday reunited with their loved ones.


Sweden bows out of 2016 U20 Women’s World Cup race

Sweden fought hard to stay in the competition but it was crowd favourites Brazil who held off Sweden's attack in the second half.

 Both teams attempts to register more goals failed after they ended the first half  deadlocked at 1-all.

A penalty to Sweden saw a corner kick find class forward Stina Blackstenius (9)  who headed the first goal into Brazil's goal net  in the 13th minute putting Sweden in front 1-0.

Brazil came back equalising the score 1-all in the 30th minute with a goal from Gabi Nunies.

France substitute Mateo breaks Ghana’s hearts

Ghana coach Mas-Ud Dramani sumed up the final score as a defeat for his team after leading throughout the match.

The second match of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Group C matches sets the pace for three time champions, USA and group leaders, New Zealand who will start play at 7pm at the PNG Football Stadium. 

Meanwhile, France striker Delphine Cascarino hit a perfectly calculated ball into the goal mouth and Mateo did not made a mistake to place it into the side of the net with well timed precision for the draw.   

Germany maintain winning streak after win over Mexico

Mexico's tight defence and possession  of the ball in the first half saw them holding off the champions to a nil-all scoreline. This nil-all deadlock  did not last after the break when Germany penetrated Mexico’s defence with an open style of footy.

The champions return with just  three minutes into the second half when Anna Gerhardt powered a right foot from the corner that slipped off the Goal Keepers hands as she moved forward and thrust the ball swiftly across for Stefanie Sanders to placed  into the net for a 1-0 lead.

Spain go to top in Group B

Spain kicked off the rivalry by scoring 5-0 against Canada in their opening match last Sunday and completed the second victory in game 11 yesterday against Japan to climb to the top.

Both teams were leveled at 3 points each before last night’s game when Spain toppled Japan to take the lead by 3 points.

 So with the four teams in Group B, Spain currently takes the lead with 6 points while Japan is tailing on 3.

Debutants Venezuela on a roll

Coming into the competition as underdogs, Venezuela showed no mercy taking on soccer giants and reigning champions Germany, displaying good techniques.

Despite the loss against Germany 3-1, the South American team had a fighting spirit to beat the best.

Venezuela had good attacking skills but made simple errors totaling up to 22 fouls in total.

Venezuela coach Jose Catoya revealed after the match that Germany scored not because they did a good job but because of the errors of Venezuela.

Rookies ready to raise curtains

Having given all the participants a rousing reception, locals in Port Moresby simply cannot wait to see their team take the field in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup tomorrow (Nov 13) at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

Papua New Guinea have not been handed the easiest of assignments to open their campaign, but they will be looking to feed off the home crowd's keen support to spring a surprise against a Brazil side that are hungry for success.

Bava Park venue to be complete in time for FIFA games

Currently under preparations for the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup which starts on Sunday November 13, contractors have been working around the clock to get the game venue prepared on time.

So far, the grand stands have been put in place around the gaming arena and three of the venues flood lights out of the four lights that will light up the venue in the evening have already gone up.

The last one will be put up by this week.

Contractors have given great assurance that PNG is ready to host the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2016.

NCD police conduct roadblocks

Loop PNG caught up with some police officers who were doing their routine checks at Six Mile- Five Mile roundabout and the new road leading to Erima last night.

Officers at the scene said, they have been searching every passing vehicle since the beginning of this week.

These road blocks and vehicle checks will continue up until the FIFA games next month.

Waipo pursues football path

She is one of the 25 players vying for a spot in the final 21 of the Papua New Guinea U-20 women’s team for the upcoming FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup next month in Port Moresby.

As one of the first Angoram women to make it this far in representative football, Waipo hopes to continue at the senior level in the coming years.

“I am very excited about my football dream and I am working very hard to achieve it,” she said.