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The 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup was the twentieth edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup since its inception in 1977 as the FIFA World Youth Championship. The competition took place for the first time in New Zealand,[1] the third time on Oceanian soil after Australia staged the 1981 and 1993 editions. A total of 52 matches were played in seven host cities.[2]

2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup
2015 FIFA I Raro I Te 20 Marama O Te Ao
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Tournament details
Host countryNew Zealand
Dates30 May – 20 June
Teams24 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Serbia (2nd title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Mali
Fourth place Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played52
Goals scored154 (2.96 per match)
Attendance396,668 (7,628 per match)
Top scorer(s)Hungary Bence Mervó
Ukraine Viktor Kovalenko
(5 goals each)
Best player(s)Mali Adama Traoré
Best goalkeeperSerbia Predrag Rajković
Fair play award Ukraine
2013
2017
FIFA U-20 World Cup Trophy

During the first meeting of the local organising committee in January 2013, provisional dates of 19 June to 11 July were given towards hosting of games, with a final decision on stadiums and cities originally meant to be taken in February 2013.[3] Two more postponements then followed.[4][5]

France, the 2013 champions, were unable to defend their title as they failed to reach the final round of the UEFA qualifying tournament.[6] In doing so, they became the fourth consecutive incumbent title holder to fail to qualify for the subsequent tournament.

Serbia won the final against Brazil 2–1, becoming the first team representing the country to win a FIFA competition title since their independence from Yugoslavia and the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro. Yugoslavia previously won the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship.

Contents

Host selectionEdit

Four FIFA member associations officially submitted their bids to host the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup by the deadline of 11 February 2011.[7] On 3 March 2011, FIFA announced that the tournament would be held for the first time in New Zealand.[8][9] This is the third FIFA competition staged in this country, after the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship and the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.[8]

Bidding member associations

VenuesEdit

Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Wellington and Whangarei were the 7 cities chosen to host the competition.[2]

Before the stadium announcements were made, Dunedin City council suggested in January 2013,[10] that it would not bid to host matches at Forsyth Barr Stadium (also known as Otago Stadium) unless the costs (an estimated $1m) could be lowered.[11] The stadium hosted seven matches there, the last of which being a Round of 16 game.[12]

Auckland Christchurch Dunedin Hamilton
North Harbour Stadium Christchurch Stadium Otago Stadium Waikato Stadium
36°43′37″S 174°42′6″E / 36.72694°S 174.70167°E / -36.72694; 174.70167 (North Harbour Stadium) 43°32′37.32″S 172°36′14.76″E / 43.5437000°S 172.6041000°E / -43.5437000; 172.6041000 (Christchurch Stadium) 45°52′9″S 170°31′28″E / 45.86917°S 170.52444°E / -45.86917; 170.52444 (Otago Stadium) 37°46′52″S 175°16′6″E / 37.78111°S 175.26833°E / -37.78111; 175.26833 (Waikato Stadium)
Capacity: 25,317 Capacity: 17,308 Capacity: 23,095 Capacity: 19,237
       
New Plymouth
2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup (New Zealand)
Wellington
Stadium Taranaki Wellington Regional Stadium
39°4′13″S 174°3′54″E / 39.07028°S 174.06500°E / -39.07028; 174.06500 (Stadium Taranaki) 41°16′23″S 174°47′9″E / 41.27306°S 174.78583°E / -41.27306; 174.78583 (Wellington Regional Stadium)
Capacity: 25,000[13] Capacity: 35,187
   
Whangarei
Northland Events Centre
35°44′3″S 174°19′46″E / 35.73417°S 174.32944°E / -35.73417; 174.32944 (Northland Events Centre)
Capacity: 8,016

Qualified teamsEdit

In addition to host nation New Zealand, 23 nations qualified from six separate continental competitions.

Confederation Qualifying Tournament Qualifier(s)
AFC (Asia) 2014 AFC U-19 Championship   Myanmar1
  North Korea
  Qatar
  Uzbekistan
CAF (Africa) 2015 African U-20 Championship   Ghana
  Mali
  Nigeria
  Senegal1
CONCACAF (North, Central America & Caribbean) 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship   Honduras
  Mexico
  Panama
  United States
CONMEBOL (South America) 2015 South American Youth Championship   Argentina
  Brazil
  Colombia
  Uruguay
OFC (Oceania) Host nation   New Zealand
2014 OFC U-20 Championship   Fiji1
UEFA (Europe) 2014 UEFA European Under-19 Championship   Austria
  Germany
  Hungary
  Portugal
  Serbia2
  Ukraine
1. ^ Teams that made their debut.
2. ^ Serbia made their first U-20 World Cup appearance as an independent nation. They were chosen as the descendant of the now-defunct Yugoslavia, which qualified in 1979 and 1987.

Draw and scheduleEdit

The final draw was held on 10 February 2015, 17:30 local time, at the SkyCity Grand, Auckland.[14][15] For the draw, the 24 teams were divided into four seeding pots:[16]

  • Pot 1: Hosts and continental champions of five confederations (except OFC)
  • Pot 2: Remaining teams from AFC and CAF
  • Pot 3: Remaining teams from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL
  • Pot 4: Remaining teams from OFC and UEFA

As a basic principle, teams from the same confederation could not be drawn against each other at the group stage. As the CAF U-20 Championship was not completed at the time of the draw, a separate draw took place on 23 March 2015 in Dakar, Senegal, at the tournament's conclusion to determine the groups where the 2nd, 3rd and 4th placed CAF teams would play in, to ensure there was no manipulation of games in the qualifying tournament ensuring fairness to all qualified teams.[17][18]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  New Zealand (Group A)
  Argentina (Group B)
  Qatar (Group C)
  Mexico (Group D)
  Nigeria (Group E)
  Germany (Group F)

  North Korea
  Myanmar
  Uzbekistan
  Mali
  Ghana
  Senegal

  Honduras
  Panama
  United States
  Brazil
  Colombia
  Uruguay

  Fiji
  Austria
  Hungary
  Portugal
  Serbia
  Ukraine

The schedule of the tournament was unveiled on 20 November 2013.[19]

Match officialsEdit

A total of 21 referees, 6 support referees, and 42 assistant referees were selected for the tournament.[20][21]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees Support referee
AFC   Ryuji Sato   Akane Yagi
  Hiroshi Yamauchi
  Muhammad Taqi Aljaafari
  Fahad Al-Mirdasi   Abu Bakar Al-Amri
  Abdullah Al-Shalawi
  Kim Jong-hyeok   Yoon Kwang-yeol
  Yang Byoung-eun
CAF   Gehad Grisha   Berhe Tesfagiorghis
  Waleed Ahmed
  Joseph Lamptey
  Eric Otogo-Castane   Elvis Noupue
  Yahaya Mahamadou
  Bernard Camille   Marius Tan
  Zakhele Siwela
CONCACAF   Henry Bejarano   Carlos Fernández
  Octavio Jara
  Armando Castro
  César Arturo Ramos   Alberto Morín
  Miguel Hernández
  John Pitti   Gabriel Victoria
  Juan Baynes
CONMEBOL   Mauro Vigliano   Ezequiel Brailovsky
  Iván Núñez
  Jesús Valenzuela
  Ricardo Marques   Bruno Boschilia
  Kléber Gil
  Roddy Zambrano   Juan Macias
  Luis Vera
  Daniel Fedorczuk   Nicolás Taran
  Richard Trinidad
OFC   Matt Conger   Simon Lount
  Tevita Makasini
  Nick Waldron
UEFA   Ivan Bebek   Miro Grgić
  Tomislav Petrović
  Liran Liany
  Felix Zwayer   Marco Achmüller
  Thorsten Schiffner
  István Vad   István Albert
  Vencel Tóth
  Daniele Orsato   Lorenzo Manganelli
  Mauro Tonolini
  Artur Soares Dias   Álvaro Carvalho
  Rui Barbosa
  Ovidiu Hațegan   Octavian Șovre
  Sebastian Gheorghe
  Antonio Mateu Lahoz   Pau Cebrián Devis
  Roberto Díaz Pérez

SquadsEdit

The 24 squads were officially announced by FIFA on 21 May 2015.[22][23] Each participating national association had to submit a final list of 21 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) at least 10 days before the tournament started. These players were shortlisted from a provisional list of 35 players, including a minimum of four goalkeepers.[24] All players must have been born on or after 1 January 1995.[24] If a player listed in the final squad suffered a serious injury up until 24 hours before the kick-off of his team's first match, he could be replaced by a player from the provisional list with the approval of FIFA's medical and organising committees.[24]

In July 2015, it was reported that the New Zealand squad had included an ineligible player, South African Deklan Wynne not having completed the requisite period of residence in New Zealand.[25]

Group stageEdit

 
Stages reached by each team

The winners and runners-up of each group and the best four third-placed teams advanced to the round of 16.[24] The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams were equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings were determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

All times are local, New Zealand Standard Time (UTC+12).[26]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Ukraine 3 2 1 0 9 0 +9 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   United States 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3   New Zealand (H) 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
4   Myanmar 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.
New Zealand  0–0  Ukraine
Report
United States  2–1  Myanmar
Tall   17'
Hyndman   56'
Report Yan Naing Oo   9'

Myanmar  0–6  Ukraine
Report Yaremchuk   51'
Luchkevych   54'
Kovalenko   57'77'
Sobol   68'
Besyedin   71'
New Zealand  0–4  United States
Report Jamieson   6'
Hyndman   33'
Arriola   58'
Rubin   83'

Myanmar  1–5  New Zealand
Aung Thu   28' Report Billingsley   40'
Patterson   47'
Stevens   78'
Brotherton   81'
Lewis   89'
Ukraine  3–0  United States
Kovalenko   56'74'79' Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Ghana 3 2 1 0 5 3 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Austria 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3   Argentina 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
4   Panama 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
Source: FIFA
Argentina  2–2  Panama
Correa   14'79' Report Rodríguez   19'
Escobar   84'
Ghana  1–1  Austria
Y. Yeboah   90+1' (pen.) Report Gschweidl   50'

Austria  2–1  Panama
Hormechea   45+1' (o.g.)
Grubeck   51'
Report Escobar   38'
Argentina  2–3  Ghana
Simeone   80'
Buendía   90'
Report B. Tetteh   44'
Aboagye   59'
Y. Yeboah   69' (pen.)

Austria  0–0  Argentina
Report
Panama  0–1  Ghana
Report Boateng   82'

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Portugal 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Colombia 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
3   Senegal 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
4   Qatar 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source: FIFA
Qatar  0–1  Colombia
Report Rodríguez   24'
Attendance: 7,461
Portugal  3–0  Senegal
Martins   1'
Silva   90'
Santos   90+2'
Report
Attendance: 10,362

Qatar  0–4  Portugal
Report Silva   34'
Rodrigues   42'66'
Vigário   74'
Attendance: 1,864
Senegal  1–1  Colombia
Thiam   23' Report Zapata   43' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,981
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Senegal  2–1  Qatar
Sylla   76'
Koné   81'
Report Afif   17' (pen.)
Attendance: 3,791
Colombia  1–3  Portugal
Borré   74' Report Santos   3'
Silva   55' (pen.)67'
Attendance: 6,950

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Serbia 3 2 0 1 4 1 +3 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Uruguay 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4[a]
3   Mali 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4[a]
4   Mexico 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
Source: FIFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b The final positions of Mali and Uruguay were decided by drawing of lots, conducted in Auckland and witnessed by both teams via a live video link, which placed Uruguay in second and Mali in third.[27] Both teams had advanced to the round of 16.
Mexico  0–2  Mali
Report A. Traoré   77'
Gbakle   79'
Attendance: 4,299
Uruguay  1–0  Serbia
Pereiro   56' Report
Attendance: 6,048
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)

Mexico  2–1  Uruguay
Lozano   71'
Gutiérrez   90+3'
Report Suárez   83'
Attendance: 2,038
Serbia  2–0  Mali
S. Milinković-Savić   27'
Mandić   74'
Report
Attendance: 4,012

Serbia  2–0  Mexico
Maksimović   2'
Živković   43'
Report
Attendance: 9,248
Mali  1–1  Uruguay
A. Traoré   44' Report Acosta   17'

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Nigeria 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4 6
3   Hungary 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
4   North Korea 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: FIFA
Nigeria  2–4  Brazil
Success   10'
Yahaya   28'
Report Gabriel Jesus   4'
Judivan   34'82'
Boschilia   59'
North Korea  1–5  Hungary
Choe Ju-song   32' Report Mervó   17'49'82'
Kalmár   33'
Forgács   60'

Nigeria  4–0  North Korea
Saviour   48'51'
Sokari   71'
Success   80'
Report
Hungary  1–2  Brazil
Mervó   8' Report Danilo   50'
A. Pereira   86' (pen.)

Hungary  0–2  Nigeria
Report Awoniyi   33'54'
Brazil  3–0  North Korea
Min Hyo-song   60' (o.g.)
Jean Carlos   66'
L. Pereira   86'
Report

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Group stage result
1   Germany 3 3 0 0 16 2 +14 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Uzbekistan 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
3   Honduras 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 3
4   Fiji 3 1 0 2 4 11 −7 3
Source: FIFA
Germany  8–1  Fiji
Stark   18'27'
Stendera   20' (pen.)
Prömel   23'
Mukhtar   34'40'89' (pen.)
Stefaniak   68'
Report Verevou   48'
Uzbekistan  3–4  Honduras
Khamdamov   31'
Shomurodov   79'
Urinboev   90+6'
Report Benavídez   4'
Róchez   20'90+2'
Álvarez   49'

Honduras  0–3  Fiji
Report Verevou   14'
Waqa   19'
Álvarez   45' (o.g.)
Germany  3–0  Uzbekistan
Stendera   33'85'
Akpoguma   59'
Report

Honduras  1–5  Germany
Schwäbe   19' (o.g.) Report Stendera   2' (pen.)
Brandt   30'
Mukhtar   50'
Prömel   62'
Stark   81'
Fiji  0–3  Uzbekistan
Report Shomurodov   62'
Urinboev   63'
Kosimov   90+3'

Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

The four best ranked third-placed teams also advanced to the round of 16. They were paired with the winners of groups A, B, C and D, according to a table published in Section 18 of the tournament regulations.[24]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
1 A   New Zealand (H) 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4 Knockout stage
2 D   Mali 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
3 C   Senegal 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
4 E   Hungary 3 1 0 2 6 5 +1 3
5 F   Honduras 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 3
6 B   Argentina 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) lots drawn by FIFA.
(H) Host.

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, if a match is level at the end of regular time (two periods of 45 minutes), extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner. In the case of the third place match, as it is played just before the final, extra time is skipped and a penalty shoot-out takes place.[24]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
11 June — New Plymouth
 
 
  Brazil (pen.)0 (5)
 
14 June — Hamilton
 
  Uruguay0 (4)
 
  Brazil (pen.)0 (3)
 
11 June — Hamilton
 
  Portugal0 (1)
 
  Portugal2
 
17 June — Christchurch
 
  New Zealand1
 
  Brazil5
 
11 June — Whangarei
 
  Senegal0
 
  Austria0
 
14 June — Wellington
 
  Uzbekistan2
 
  Uzbekistan0
 
10 June — Auckland
 
  Senegal1
 
  Ukraine1 (1)
 
20 June — Auckland
 
  Senegal (pen.)1 (3)
 
  Brazil1
 
10 June — Wellington
 
  Serbia (a.e.t.)2
 
  United States1
 
14 June — Auckland
 
  Colombia0
 
  United States0 (5)
 
10 June — Dunedin
 
  Serbia (pen.)0 (6)
 
  Serbia (a.e.t.)2
 
17 June — Auckland
 
  Hungary1
 
  Serbia (a.e.t.)2
 
10 June — Wellington
 
  Mali1 Third place
 
  Ghana0
 
14 June — Christchurch20 June — Auckland
 
  Mali3
 
  Mali (pen.)1 (4)  Senegal1
 
11 June — Christchurch
 
  Germany1 (3)   Mali3
 
  Germany1
 
 
  Nigeria0
 
Combinations of matches in the Round of 16

The third-placed teams which advanced to the round of 16 were placed with the winners of groups A, B, C and D according to a table published in Section 18 of the tournament regulations.[24]

  Combination according to the four qualified teams
Third teams qualify from groups: 1A plays against: 1B plays against: 1C plays against: 1D plays against:
A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

Round of 16Edit

Ghana  0–3  Mali
Report Samassékou   20'
Gbakle   53'
Doumbia   81'

Serbia  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Hungary
Šaponjić   90+1'
Talabér   118' (o.g.)
Report Mervó   57'
Attendance: 5,149

United States  1–0  Colombia
Rubin   58' Report

Ukraine  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Senegal
Besyedin   70' Report Sarr   83'
Penalties
Chumak  
Kharatin  
Habelok  
Luchkevych  
1–3   Sarr
  Sylla
  Niang

Austria  0–2  Uzbekistan
Report Khamdamov   47'57'

Germany  1–0  Nigeria
Öztunalı   19' Report

Portugal  2–1  New Zealand
Guzzo   24'
Martins   87'
Report Holthusen   64'

Brazil  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Uruguay
Report
Penalties
A. Pereira  
Lucão  
Danilo  
Jajá  
Gabriel Jesus  
5–4   Arambarri
  Amaral
  Poyet
  Acosta
  Lemos
Attendance: 4,358
Referee: István Vad (Hungary)

Quarter-finalsEdit

Brazil  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Portugal
Report
Penalties
A. Pereira  
Lucão  
Danilo  
Gabriel Jesus  
3–1   Rony Lopes
  Guzzo
  Silva
  Nuno Santos
Attendance: 9,945



Uzbekistan  0–1  Senegal
Report Thiam   77'

Semi-finalsEdit

Brazil  5–0  Senegal
Correa   5' (o.g.)
Marcos Guilherme   7'78'
Boschilia   19'
Jorge   35'
Report

Serbia  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Mali
Živković   4'
Šaponjić   101'
Report Koné   39'

Third place matchEdit

Senegal  1–3  Mali
Wadji   64' Report A. Traoré   74'83'
Samassékou   90+1'
Attendance: 12,421
Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)

FinalEdit

Brazil  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Serbia
A. Pereira   73' Report Mandić   70'
Maksimović   118'

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[28] They were all sponsored by Adidas, except for the FIFA Fair Play Award.

Golden Ball Silver Ball Bronze Ball
  Adama Traoré   Danilo   Sergej Milinković-Savić
Golden Boot Silver Boot Bronze Boot
  Viktor Kovalenko   Bence Mervó   Marc Stendera
5 goals, 2 assists 5 goals, 0 assists 4 goals, 4 assists
Golden Glove
  Predrag Rajković
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Ukraine

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal

Source: FIFA.com[29]

Final rankingEdit

As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1   Serbia 7 5 1 1 10 4 +6 16 Champions
2   Brazil 7 4 2 1 15 5 +10 14 Runners-up
3   Mali 7 3 2 2 11 7 +4 11 Third place
4   Senegal 7 2 2 3 6 14 −8 8 Fourth place
5   Germany 5 4 1 0 18 3 +15 13 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6   Portugal 5 4 1 0 12 2 +10 13
7   United States 5 3 1 1 7 4 +3 10
8   Uzbekistan 5 2 0 3 8 8 0 6
9   Ukraine 4 2 2 0 10 1 +9 8 Eliminated in
Round of 16
10   Ghana 4 2 1 1 5 6 −1 7
11   Nigeria 4 2 0 2 8 5 +3 6
12   Uruguay 4 1 2 1 3 3 0 5
13   Austria 4 1 2 1 3 4 −1 5
14   New Zealand (H) 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1 4
15   Colombia 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 4
16   Hungary 4 1 0 3 7 7 0 3
17   Mexico 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3 Eliminated in
Group stage
18   Honduras 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 3
19   Fiji 3 1 0 2 4 11 −7 3
20   Argentina 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
21   Panama 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
22   Qatar 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
23   Myanmar 3 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0
24   North Korea 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.

OrganizationEdit

Emblem and mascotEdit

The official emblem of the tournament was unveiled on 20 November 2013.[30] The official mascot, a black sheep named Wooliam, was unveiled on 30 November 2014.[31]

TicketingEdit

Prior to being released for 'General sale' on 13 June 2014,[32] registered footballers in New Zealand were given 'priority treatment' by allowing them the option to buy tickets from two months earlier.[33]

In the first three months of tickets going on sale to residents, an estimated 25,000 were sold.[34]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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