Papua New Guinea is not the only small-timer in this year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup.
A South American Team, Venezuela, will also be making their debut appearance.
On the other hand, coming from the same confederate as PNG, a stronger team in Oceania, New Zealand, will be making this their sixth appearance.
Team NZ will be competing in Pool C, with France, USA and Ghana.
In 2014, they were successful through to the knock out stage in Canada.
Unlike PNG, the Junior Football Ferns debuted in 2006, and have since risen with ever growing attraction, having progressed to a higher stage after each consecutive event they have taken part in. With the traditional rival, PNG, not having to qualify for this year’s World Cup, the Ferns, went through a one-sided Campaign, last year, where they beat Samoa, New Caledonia’s Le Cagus, and host Tonga.
On the other, South American team and debutants, Venezuela, paved their road to PNG with their top-two finish in the South America qualifying competition, where they defeated Colombia last year.
Now, with just a day to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, Team PNG, though not as experienced as Venezuela and New Zealand, have given their assurance that they will bring their best game on.