New Zealand are streamer to a quarter-finals of a FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup for a initial time in their story after defeating 2018 hosts Uruguay 2-1 in front of scarcely 6,000 spectators in Montevideo on Friday.
The Kiwis had to work for a 3 points, as they came from behind after going down 1-0 in a eighth notation when Belen Aquino tapped in a miscarry after Esperanza Pizarro’s initial shot strike a crossbar.
The side from Oceania responded by scoring dual goals from second chances before half-time. Grace Wisnewski equalised in a 26th minute, drumming in from tighten range. Kelli Brown afterwards scored her second idea of a contest with a strike scarcely matching to Wisnewski’s opener.
The hosts threw all brazen in a shutting stages of a match, with manager Ariel Longo relocating to a behind 3 during a finish of a match, and throwing on some-more aggressive players in hunt of an equaliser.
However, that equalising idea never came and New Zealand hermetic an ancestral 3 points, that sees them by to a final 8 alongside Ghana in Group A.