3 Oct 2012

New Zealand under-17 girls tumble out of women's World Cup

6:14 am on 3 October 2012

The New Zealand under-17 women's team have suffered defeat and tumbled out of the FIFA under-17 women's world cup in Azerbaijan.

The Young Football Ferns lost 4-3 in an entertaining final group match with Brazil.

Goals to Emily Jensen and Martin Puketapu and a Brazilian own goal weren't enough to get New Zealand a result and contest the knockout stages.

As a result they finish fourth in their group after earlier defeats to Japan and Mexico.