Keep watch here for updates from Tokyo throughout the Tournament.
Monday 4th May
Today the NSW squad took on Jakarta in the 9th v 10th playoff. The squad performed well, but it was Jakarta that took the lead in the 41st minute. In the close encounter, NSW almost pulled one back with the hope of equalising in the last kick of the match, but the chance hit the crossbar and the result stood in Jakarta’s favour as NSW ended the Tournament in 10th place.
Sunday 3rd May
Facing Berlin, today the combined NSW squad claimed the points with a 2-1 victory in a hard fought encounter. After dominating the first half and taking a 2-0 lead into halftime thanks to goals from Jackson Mortimer and Adrian Neoklis, the Berliners dominated the second half and NSW was lucky to restrict them to just the one goal.
Tomorrow NSW faces Jakarta to determine 9th and 10th positions.
Saturday 2nd May
Mixed results today for the NSW combined squad, which started with a 2-1 victory over Fukushima. NSW was behind from the second minute of the match when Fukushima scored, but rallied after halftime and looked the better side in the second half. Adrian Neoklis equalised six minutes into the second half before teammate Calem Nieuwenhof took the lead for NSW.
The second match of the day saw NSW take on Seoul. With the match finishing 2-0 in favour of the opposition, NSW ended the first round third in their group and will face Berlin tomorrow.
Friday 1st May
Today the NSW combined squad played out their first match at the Tokyo International Youth Football Tournament where the side played out a 1-0 loss to Moscow’s Chertanovo.
The boys played well and were unlucky not to get a result after conceding in the closing minutes of the match.
Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd) the squad will play Fukushima at 12:40pm before facing Seoul at 4:40pm.
Thursday 30th April
The NSW squad today participated in a school visit to Suzugamori Junior High School with follow Tokyo International Youth Football Tournament squad, Berlin.
The two sides participated in a number of Japanese games and exchanged gifts with students.
Later in the afternoon, the NSW squad held a training session in preparation of their first Tournament fixture tomorrow against Chertanovo.