10 Apr 2006

New Zealand too strong for Pacific women's soccer teams

8:20 am on 10 April 2006

New Zealand scored six unanswered goals against Tonga in the Samoa capital Apia, to go forward to the FIFA women's world cup tournament in Russia later this year.

Earlier in the week, Tonga caused a major boilover beating hosts Samoa 3-2 to reach the final against New Zealand.

This is the fifth time New Zealand will be represented at a FIFA World Cup the first in the inaugural Women's World Cup tourmament in 1991.