15 Jan 2009

The New Zealand women's football team winless in China

6:57 am on 15 January 2009

The New Zealand women's football side has lost two nil to Finland to finish winless in a four nations tournament in China.

After a scoreless first half, the Scandinavians, ranked seven places above New Zealand in the world rankings, scored twice after the break.

Eleven of the 18-strong Football Ferns squad were selected from the New Zealand U-20 World Cup squad.

An extended 30 player squad is expected to be named for a training camp later this month from which 18 will be selected to compete in the eight-nation Cyprus Cup in March.