4 Nov 2008

Half quarter-finals confirmed today at Fifa under 17 tournament

10:35 am on 4 November 2008

Five teams remain in the hunt for a play-off spot heading into today's final round of matches in 2 of the groups at the Fifa under 17 women's World Cup.

Only Germany are assured of a place in the quarter-finals, while Costa Rica and New Zealand are the only 2 of the 8 teams playing today out of contention.

In group A, Denmark and Canada meet with the winner finishing top of the group, while the loser could miss out if third placed Colombia beat winless New Zealand.

In group B, Germany play second placed North Korea, the Koreans needing a point to secure their place in the last eight, otherwise Ghana could overtake them if they beat Costa Rica.

While the Young Ferns are out of contention, they're still looking to become the first New Zealand team to win a match at a Fifa World Cup finals.

Coach Paul Temple says the side has worked hard over the past two years and want something to show for that.

He says while his side can't advance the Colombians must win to qualify so he expects a very attacking match.

The match kicks off in Wellington at 7pm.

The other quarter-finals will be determined tomorrow with only 2 of the 8 teams confirmed from the other 2 groups.