3 Dec 2018

Young Football Ferns take bronze at FIFA under-17 World Cup

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:20 pm on 3 December 2018

New Zealand's under-17 women's football side is now officially the third-best in the world.

Yesterday the Young Football Ferns defeated Canada 2-1 in the third place playoff at the under-17 World Cup in Uruguay.

It's the first time a New Zealand side has ever had a podium finish at a FIFA tournament.

The side's ecstatic manager Leon Birnie tells us all about it.

New Zealand's Grace Wisnewski (2-R) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Canada in the U-17 Women's World Cup football match for the third place in Montevideo.

New Zealand's Grace Wisnewski (2-R) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Canada in the U-17 Women's World Cup football match for the third place in Montevideo. Photo: AFP

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