Men’s U-17

U-17s exit with heads held high

New Zealand have bowed out of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after a 3-1 loss to African champions Mali but coach Danny Hay is extremely proud of his players’ efforts and feels there are many positives to reflect on from

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U-17s denied by late Paraguay comeback

New Zealand came close to pulling off a memorable result in their second match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India after coming from behind to lead Paraguay but were undone by a late flurry of goals from the

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Five things to know about Paraguay

Danny Hay’s New Zealand side will take on Paraguay in their second match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Monday night (Tuesday 10 October, 3.30am NZT). Paraguay earned their spot after finishing third in the CONMEBOL final stage of

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U-17s take deserved point from Turkey

A New Zealand side that finished with 10 men after the last-gasp dismissal of Max Mata has begun its FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign in positive fashion in India, coming from behind to draw 1-1 with a slick Turkey outfit.

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U-17s living up to legacy

For a nation of its size, New Zealand has a proud record in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the current crop have much to live up to after the heroics of their predecessors. But captain Max Mata insists they

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Five things to know about Turkey

Danny Hay’s New Zealand side will take on Turkey in their opening match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Friday night (Saturday 7 October, 12.30am NZT). After a resounding UEFA qualification campaign, Turkey finished inside the top four following

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U-17s show promise in England loss

The New Zealand squad has completed its final preparations for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup in promising fashion, twice taking the lead against European giants England before eventually falling to a 3-2 defeat. Having arrived in India early to

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U-17s edged out by Brazil

The New Zealand squad has begun its final preparations for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup by pushing Brazil all the way in a 2-1 friendly loss. The Kiwis were the first nation to arrive in India – which is

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Hay names balanced World Cup squad

New Zealand U-17 coach Danny Hay has delivered a clear message to his squad ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. The former All Whites captain has told his 21-man squad in their first selection for a FIFA

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Hay excited by tough draw

New Zealand U-17 coach Danny Hay is excited by the challenge of his team’s draw for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. The OFC Champions, who claimed the title earlier this year with an emphatic 7-0 win over New

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