6 Aug 2011

Junior All Whites bow out of under-20 football World Cup

12:18 pm on 6 August 2011

New Zealand's under-20 football World Cup campaign has surely ended with a 1-0 loss to group winners Portugal in Colombia.

The Junior All Whites fell behind just after the half hour mark in Cali, Portugese left back Mario Rui making a great run down the flank to beat Stefan Marinovic in goal.

Cameroon knocked out Uruguary with a 1-0 win in the other game in Bogota to join Portugal in the last 16.

There's still the faintest chance of a lucky loser spot for the New Zealanders - but it's highly unlikely.