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This will be a Battle but we are ready; Sisi

Team manager of the Team, Laurence Sisi said New Zealand will be strong and the battle will be hard but the local boys are ready.
“We all know that New Zealand is always the favorite and the battle will be hard but our local boys are ready to play against them on Friday.” Said Laurence Sisi, Vanuatu U23 Team Manager.
“The result between Federates State of Micronesia is behind our back now and our main focus is now on Friday’s match.”
“Our thank you goes to our faithful fans in Papua New Guinea, in Vanuatu and around the world who read our stories in the last few days.” He said.
Chief Executive of Vanuatu Football Federation, Mr. Albert Manaroto also encourages the players to regroup again and think seriously about the match on Friday.
“Unfortunately we are not lucky this time for medal prospects, but, please regroup again and think about the game on Friday against New Zealand.” Said CEO of VFF, Mr. Albert Manaroto.
Three years ago in the OFC Olympic Qualifier in Taupo, New Zealand, Vanuatu lost to New Zealand 3-2 in the semifinal of the competition at Owen Delany Park and this Friday they will meet again.
New Zealand went on to beat Fiji 1-0 in the grand final and represent Oceania in the Olympic Games in London.
OFC Olympic Qualifier semi final matches this Friday 10 July 2015- Fiji will takes on host Papua New Guinea in the first semifinal at 12pm and Vanuatu meets New Zealand in the second semi final at 3.30pm Vanuatu time.
Previous Results between the Vanuatu and Zealand in Olympic Qualifier.
22 January 2004- Vanuatu 2-3 New Zealand at North Harbour Stadium- New Zealand
3 March 2008- Vanuatu 0-2 New Zealand at Churchill Park, Lautoka, Fiji
23 March 2012- Vanuatu 2-3 New Zealand at Owen Delany Park, Taupo, New Zealand.