Young Guns Qualify
The Young All Whites have qualified for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Mexico 211 beating Tahiti in Auckland 2-. Cameron Howieson had coach Steve Cain’s side off to a dream start with a long-range goal after just seven minutes. The Young All Whites resisted any urges to retaliate, prompting praise from Cain. “We’re very pleased because we played a very assured game in the second half,” Cain said. “They tried to upset us. But we didn’t get involved in the off-the-ball stuff and we showed lots of composure on the ball.” New Zealand joins Japan, Australia, Uzbekistan, North Korea and hosts Mexico as qualified teams for the 24 nation finals in June and July. In other football news, Northampton Town signed New Zealand Under-17 midfielder Michael Built on an 18-month contract. Built has been training with the Cobblers since late 29 and was offered a deal upon becoming 18. “Michael is a talent, he plays wide on the right-hand side of midfield and he is one we are excited about,” Northampton boss Ian Sampson said.