9 Aug 2009

NZ under-17s draw for World Cup out

6:51 am on 9 August 2009

New Zealand's under-17 football team have been drawn with Burkina Faso, Costa Rica and Turkey in Group D of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009.

The FIFA tournament involving 24 teams will be played in Abuja, Bauchi, Calabar, Enugu, Ijebu-Ode, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos from October 24 to November 15.

New Zealand qualified for the finals by winning the Oceania championship.