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!(WATCH@FREE)*!New Zealand vs Venezuela U17 LIVE Stream Free Broadcast ON Tv Channel 12.11.2023

New Zealand U17 played against Venezuela U17 in 1 matches this season. Currently, New Zealand U17 rank 4th, while Venezuela U17 hold 3rd position.



New Zealand face Venezuela in Sunday’s opener at FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup

New Zealand begin their 11th campaign at a FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup when they meet Venezuela in their opening game at the 2023 tournament in Indonesia.

The young New Zealanders face a big challenge to get into the group stages, having drawn big guns Mexico and Germany in their pool.

But their best chance of a win in the group is against Venezuela, making only their second appearance at an U-17 World Cup.

Main photo credit: FIFA.

The game will be live-streamed free by FIFA+ at 10pm (NZT) on Sunday November 11 (see link below).

U-17 World Cup records

New Zealand

This is New Zealand’s 10th appearance at an U-17 men’s World Cup.

Their first tournament was in 1997 when they reached the group stages in Brazil.

In all their appearances, New Zealand have played 30 games, winning four, drawing six and losing 20.

The New Zealanders have scored 19 goals but conceded 91.

Their best win was a 4-1 success against Uzbekistan in 2011, in Mexico.

Their heaviest defeat was a 13-0 drubbing by Spain in 1997 in Brazil.


This is Venezuala’s second appearance at an U-17 World Cup.

In their previous showing, they reached the group stage in the 2013 tournament held in United Arab Emirates.

How they got to Indonesia

New Zealand’s Oceania neighbours New Caledonia have been overrun 10-0 in their opening Group C match at the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup in Indonesia.

For England, it was their biggest-ever win at an U-17 World Cup finals, eclipsing their previous best victory, a 5-0 win against New Zealand in 2007.

England’s job was made easier by the sending off of New Caledonia’s Nolhann Alebate at the start of the second-half, when the player was involved in an off-the-ball incident against England’s Myles Lewis-Skelly.

After the match, England’s Justin Oboavwoduo said: “We wanted to win the game by a convincing margin. It was important we made a statement. Personally, when you come to competitions like this, you want to open your [goalscoring] account early and get into good habits. It was good for me to score two, even if I would have loved to have scored more!”

Main photo credit: Alex Caparros / FIFA / Getty Images.

New Caledonia’s next group match is against Brazil, who lost their opening game 1-0 to Iran.

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Game played on Sunday November 12, 2023 (NZT)

New Caledonia 0

England 10 (Reiss Denny 16′ pen), Justin Oboavwoduo 30′, 57′, Tyler Dibling 35′, Josh-Kofi Acheampong 45’+4′, Sam Amo-Ameyaw 51′, Ethan Nwaneri 78′, own goal 80′, Harrison Murray-Campbell 85′, Finley McAllister 90’+1′) FIFA Under-17 World Cup: New Zealand v Venezuela; Where: Jalak Harupat Stadium, Bandung, Indonesia; When: Sunday, 10pm (NZ time); Coverage: Live on FIFA+

Marley Leuluai will have a spring in his step when he leads New Zealand out for their FIFA Under-17 World Cup opener in Indonesia on Sunday night.

He celebrated his 17th birthday while in camp this week, with his team-mates providing a cake.

The midfielder’s biggest present, however, came from Burnley, the English Premier League club he joined as a youth player earlier this year.

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Their gift was a three-year professional contract tying him down through the end of the 2026-26 season.

“A dream come true,” was how Leuluai put it, at the end of a year where he was earlier cut loose by Manchester City, the club he first joined while at primary school. He was raised in England’s north-west, with his father, Kylie Leuluai, playing rugby league for the Leeds Rhinos between 2007 and 2015, then staying in the region once his career came to an end.

Kylie also played international league for Samoa and that heritage was on display as Marley followed his father in forging a professional sports career, in the form of the traditional necklace, or 'ulafala, he wore around his neck for the signing photos. Leuluai will captain the New Zealand under-17 team in Indonesia over the next week, where they will be as up against it as any of the country’s age-group teams ever have been, playing Venezuela, Germany and Mexico in their three group F fixtures.

As you would expect, with three other notable league players in his wider family, including Kiwis international Thomas Leuluai, the 13-man code was his initial passion, until he caught the football bug off his peers.

“I always played rugby league growing up,” Leuluai said. “That was my main passion. That was what all my family played, so I just did the same, and I loved it, to be honest.

“But all my mates were playing football in school and I couldn’t really get away from that, so I just joined in.”

“I joined City when I was seven and ever since then I’ve just been playing football. I still watch rugby league, but I play football now.”

While City was where Leuluai learnt how to be a footballer, looking up to some of their first-team players and being in awe of how big they were in real life compared to how they looked on TV, his time there came to an end earlier this year.

Having been injured for most of his final two seasons there, he said he had “seen it coming”.

“I'd only played about seven games in the 15s and 16s, so I was expecting to leave. sdfghjkhjk


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