9 May 2012

Warmup matches organised for NZ Olympic football teams

6:38 am on 9 May 2012

Preparations for New Zealand's two Olympic football teams are taking shape with confirmation of challenging Asian warm-ups for the Oly Whites and Football Ferns on the Road to London.

The Football Ferns will play two matches against Australia on June 24th and 27th at a yet to be determined venue across the Tasman while the Oly Whites will face fellow Olympic qualifiers Japan in Tokyo on July 11th en route to London.

Other fixtures are still being negotiated for both teams and further games will be announced as they are confirmed.

The Football Ferns will open the Olympic Games against Great Britain in Cardiff on July 25th - two days before the opening ceremony - before meeting Brazil on July 28th and Cameroon in Coventry on July 31st.

The Oly Whites begin their Olympic campaign against Belarus on July 26th, meet Egypt at Old Trafford on July 29th and square off against the might of Brazil on August 1st at Newcastle's St James' Park.