As part of the London 2012 Olympic build up, the Football Ferns will play the FIFA/Coca Cola World Number 1 team USA in Texas on 11th February 2011.

The match will kick start a very busy season for the Football Ferns. At the end of February they start their women’s Cyprus Cup 2012 campaign, where they face Northern Ireland, South Africa and South Korea. Olympic qualifiers to be played in March and April and if the team qualifies the New Zealand Olympic Committee will approve more International friendlies on the road to London 2012.

In total the Football Ferns will have played 10 Internationals by the time they reach London.

The game against USA will be the first game for Tony Readings in charge after stepping up from the assistant coach role to replace John Herdman who became the new head coach for Canada women’s national team.

Here is the Football Ferns build up to the London 2012 Olympics:

International Friendly:

11th February 2012
New Zealand v USA
FC Dallas Stadium, Dallas, USA
3pm (10am Feb 12 NZT)

2012 Cyprus Cup:

Group A: England, Finland, France, Switzerland
Group B: Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Scotland
Group C: New Zealand, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Korea Republic

28th February 2012
New Zealand v Northern Ireland
5.30pm (6.30am Feb 29 NZT)

1st March 2012
New Zealand v South Africa 
5.30pm (6.30am Mar 3 NZT)

4th March 2012
New Zealand v Korea Republic 
2.30pm (3.30am Mar 5 NZT)

6th March 2012
Cyprus Cup finals day

Olympic Games – OFC Qualification Playoff (home and away):
31st March 2012
New Zealand v TBD

4th April 2012
New Zealand v TBD

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    Women's Soccer United 9 years ago

    It’s a shame that domestic league performances are not considered as important, I think that Patrice Lair should be in the short-list of managers… 

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