New Zealand national Under-20 football team has been announced for the upcoming FIFA U20 world cup in their home country. Head coach Darren Bazeley has shown faith in 21-men roster to participate in FIFA’s show piece event.
Coach Darren Bazeley believes that he’s selected the perfect team to clinch the world cup and he has been looking for such kind of team unit for past 2 years.
Bazeley said, “We’ve been looking at this squad for the last two years and we’ve had contact with over 100 players over the course of the two years. We’ve worked with and trained a lot of players locally here and monitored players offshore and around New Zealand. We’re happy with where we’ve got to and we think we’ve got the right balance and selection of players to do well at the World Cup.”
New Zealand never won under 20 world cup hence Bazeley has said that team is looking to make history this time and hopefully we can lift the cup. He said, “Our goal is to make history. No [New Zealand] U-20 men’s team has ever won a game at a World Cup, so our aim is to be the first team to do that; to win games and qualify out of our group and to play in a way that makes the country proud to watch us.”
New Zealand U20 Squad
|Nik Tzanev||Adam Mitchell||Clayton Lewis||Monty Patterson|
|Oliver Sail||Sam Brotherton||Moses Dyer||Andrew Blake|
|Damian Hirst||Deklan Wynne||Andre de Jong||Alex Rufer|
|Cory Brown||Bill Tuiloma||Joel Stevens|
|Brock Messenger||Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi||Noah Billingsley|
|Jesse Edge||Matthew Ridenton||Stuart Holthusen|
New Zealand viewers can watch live telecast of U20 world cup 2015 matches on Sky Sport.