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PNG to host USA, Japan in three Nations Warm up tournament

The Papua New Guinea Under-20 FIFA women’s World Cup team will host USA and Japan in a three Nations- Warm up tournament. The tournament will be held next month in Port Moresby at the Sir John Guise Stadium.


 Never before has any American football team visited PNG likewise our Asian friends from Japan. The three Nations -Warm Up tournament will see PNG play these two countries in a round robin format. The name “Americans” will surely attract thousands all over Port Moresby and PNG. PNGFA and OFC president David Chung confirmed this yesterday. The trial is expected to give USA and Japan what to expect in November. “As all is set and we are ready to welcome USA and Japan,” Chung said. “We are excited as our visitors will give our team a good trial.” PNGFA general secretary Dimirit Mileng in a letter to the USA Soccer Federation confirmed PNG’s hosting of the warm up tournament. PNGFA and the president have worked tirelessly to bring the Japanese and the American girls to PNG. 

“It’s not easy but as a team we succeeded to bring them over to our city so now Papua New Guineans can watch these professional girls play against our team. Bigger nations tend to play friendly with more tougher opponents to get value out of their match practice which includes a lot of money. PNG’s unique challenges has lured these countries to find for themselves what they need to be prepared for. The Japanese girls arrive on May 22 and play PNG on May 24. The girls from United States arrive on May 25th and play Japan on May 27. The Americans then take on PNG on May 30 to end the warm – up tournament.

Meanwhile, the tournament will be held in Port Moresby at these 4 stadiums, the Sir John Guise Stadium, National Football Stadium, Bava Park Mini Stadium and the PNG Football Stadium. 16 training sites have also been identified and are being prepared for the 16 participating nations who will be competing . The Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup met with the PNG Sports Foundation on Friday to discuss how the LOC will work with the venues team during the hosting of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in November. Post courier/ PNG Today

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