FIFA U20 Women's World Cup 2016

Media exposure vital for athlete development

FIFA coach and member of the FIFA technical study group, Vera Pauw, said coaches must give athletes the confidence to be themselves and say what they think in a positive way.

Pauw explained that when athletes are exposed in the media, the publicity gives them confidence and develops them not only in their sporting career but education and professional careers as well. 

She said the coach must lead by example by being open to the media and contribute positively on behalf of the team.

“Coaches must always be positive as they need the media and the media needs them.

Confidence is key to success, says FIFA legend

Scott was among a diverse range of FIFA speakers at a recent workshop for local female sports journalists, hosted by the Women in News and Sport (WINS) program in Port Moresby.

WINS hosted the workshop in conjunction with the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2016.

She was in the country for four days, promoting women's football and the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 by visiting schools and communities.

Korea DPR player: Hard work paid off

Korea DPR defeated France 3-1 in the grand final of the tournament on Saturday at the National Football Stadium, Port Moresby, in front of 14,752 people.

The number 11 helped her team to victory with a goal, grabbing a gold medal and tournament trophy.

The 20-year-old received the Player of the Match award for her outstanding performance during the game, which was icing on the cake for her.

She was speechless when receiving the award after the official presentation of medals.

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PM O’Neill: Papua New Guineans have been the Perfect FIFA Hosts

Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill, has praised the public’s participation at the FIFA Under 20 Women’s World Cup Tournament that ended in Port Moresby on Saturday.

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France disappointed over defeat in FIFA U20 WWC grand final

Coach Gilles Eyquem said after the game that it was a disappointment and unfortunately they were not able to do what was needed to fight to win the game.

“Our team had no energy left in the second half.

“The Korean team was very good with good quality players who were really intense in their attack and defensive side.”

Eyquem admitted that they lacked what they had against Japan which was a compact defense to prevent the opponent to move forward to score goals.

“We did move forward but tonight it was complicated, we had some faults in our defensive side.”

French duo Chavas and Cascarino commended for awards

Chavas received the Adidas Golden Glove award for her outstanding performance as goalie and Cascarino grabbed the Adidas Bronze Ball award.

Coach Gilles Eyquem said, after their 3-1 loss against Korea DPR in the final on Saturday, that the two players really deserved the awards.

“They should have no regrets missing out on lifting the trophy because they gave their best.

“But it was not enough as Korea was just the strongest team.

“Delphine should have had more time to recover during the competition but we had really big games and needed her,” Eyquem said.

TPA says FIFA has boosted PNG as tourism destination

Tourism Promotion Authority chief executive officer Jerry Agus said the reactions from the visiting teams and those in their home countries has been very positive thus far since the start of the competition.

Agus said many of the players, team officials and family and friends had to Google search PNG and initially had reservations about coming but after several weeks in the country, any negative perceptions they may have had has been erased.

He said the most important thing was that the people of Port Moresby and PNG generally have whole heartedly embraced the world cup.

Japan’s Mami Ueno awarded Golden Boot

Ueno scored five goals overall in the tournament and assisted her team mates to score two goals.

She scored a hat-trick during Japan’s first win of the group round against Nigeria 6-0.

The 20 year old scored her fourth goal to help her team to victory against Canada 5-0 in the last match of the group round.

Ueno scored her fifth goal which was the only goal scored in the playoff against the United States 1-0 to help her team win the bronze medal.

PM O’Neill: Papua New Guineans have been the Perfect FIFA Hosts

O’Neill said the citizens of Papua New Guinea have been the perfect hosts for the football world and outstanding ambassadors for the nation.

"It is not the Government that hosts our FIFA World Cup, it is the people of the great Independent State of Papua New Guinea that has hosted this FIFA World Cup and you have all done us proud,” the Prime Minister said.

"The players and officials from around the world have been so impressed with our hospitality, our culture and and our friendship.

FIFA pays tribute to Brazil football club tragedy

More than 14,000 people including the players, officials and supporters that packed the National Football Stadium in Port Moresby on Saturday night to witness the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals, paid tribute.

The 19 players that died were all from the Chapecoense club of southern Brazil.

They were on the way to the finals of a regional tournament against Atletico Nacional of Medellin, which was due to be played on Wednesday.