Woman’s football is a very popular sport in NZ with many different leagues across New Zealand that are played all throughout the year. The national team, nicknamed the Football Ferns, represent New Zealand in international events across the world in many events.
These are the best woman football players in New Zealand that have been chosen to represent their country at the highest level.
Football is known to be a great participation sport for any young children or teenagers who are looking for a great team sport to promote confidence, team work and even fitness.
Association football, or soccer, is the world’s most popular team sport, as it is played in most countries around the world. The Football Ferns have made a big impression on the world stage by qualifying for major events around the globe such as the World cup and Commonwealth Games and by doing so climbing the world rankings
Football is contested between two teams of 11 players on each team, each team has a goal keeper who is the only player allowed to use their hands on the ball during play. Players attempt to work together to kick or head the spherical ball into the opposing team’s goal area.
The team with the most goals after the 90 minutes allotted game time wins. The 90 minute game time is split into two halves as each team will swop sides after the first 45 minute half.
Wagering on football is massively popular in New Zealand as there are many different aspects of the game you can bet on. Making a wager may consist of an outright win bet, either for an individual match or a series against an international team, or a more personal clinical bet such as a score line, for example NZ will win by 4 goals to AUS 2.
World rankings and national rankings play a vital role when teams enter a tournament. These rankings will determine where the team will be seeded against the other teams in the tournament.
Once the seeding is available a draw is done by the tournament directors to determine which teams will play each other in the tournament. Ranking points are accumulated during the course of the year through tournaments that were played either locally or internationally.
Bookies in New Zealand use the world rankings and seeding of any particular team to calculate the betting odds of that team’s possibility of winning either a match or the tournaments. Placing a bet on woman’s football in New Zealand can be done on most online sports betting NZ sites.
Leagues in New Zealand
New Zealand has many different football leagues for Womans football in NZ, in which the performance of a select few players will make them eligible for national selection. These Leagues are widely followed by avid sports fans around NZ supporting their home teams as well as placing wagers on favourite players and winning teams.
Betting on any one of these teams involves research of history and rankings, league performances over the years and also current players and the form they are in. Woman’s football in NZ is growing at a phenomenal rate due to these leagues and in turn strengthening the betting markets around New Zealand.