31 May 2023

New Zealand defeated and eliminated

10:26 am on 31 May 2023
Jackson Jarvie of New Zealand at FIFA U-20 World Cup

The Junior All Whites suffered another heavy loss at the U20 Football World Cup. Photo: Daniel Gollan / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand has been eliminated from the Under 20 Football World Cup at the hands of a ruthless United States.

The Junior All Whites were brace and kept the score at 1-0 for 60 minutes before ultimately going down 4-0 to the Americans in Mendoza in the round 16 play off.

It was always going to be a tall order for New Zealand with the United States winning all three of its pool games without conceding a goal.

Owen Wolff, Cade Cowell, Justin Che, and Rokas Pukstas netted the goals for the States who were relentless in the box.

The U.S.A. moves on to the quarterfinals where they will play either Uruguay or Gambia.

The Junior All Whites finish its World Cup campaign with one win, a draw and two losses.