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New Zealand Olympic footballers on road to recovery

Injury concerns are easing for both New Zealand football teams competing at the Olympics.

 
 

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Injury concerns are easing for both New Zealand football teams competing at the Olympics.

Among the first athletes to experience competitive action at London 2012, the Football Ferns open the tournament on Wednesday when they take on Great Britain in Cardiff on Wednesday, while the under-23 men play Belarus the following day in Coventry.

Both sides took to the training pitch over the weekend, and according to the NZ Olympic website, a number of key players saw some action after recent injury scares.

Ferns fullback Ali Riley returned to training after suffering a leg injury in a warm-up against Canada a week ago.

Oly Whites goalkeeper Jake Gleeson is making a gradual return to training after hurting his groin against the Korean Republic.

Adam McGeorge (hamstring) and Tim Myers (virus) have both returned to full training after each missing two of the three warm up games the New Zealand men played.

Reserve goalkeeper Scott Basalaj has also joined the team.

The women also take on Brazil on 28 July and Cameroon on 31 July, while the men play Egypt on 29 July and Brazil on 1 August.

IMAGE: Daniel Lobo via Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

 
 

 

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