The scoreboard at Auckland's North Harbour Stadium is ready for the opening match.
New Zealand's captain and coach, Bri Fisher and Paul Temple, speak at a pre-FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup press conference.
Canada coach Bryan Rosenfeld speaks at a pre-New Zealand 2008 press conference.
Annalie Longo fires in a shot against Germany during January's Future Stars tournament in New Zealand.
Auckland is one of four Host Cities for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
New Zealand's women's U-17s have been at the heart of an aggressive marketing campaign.
Auckland's North Harbour Stadium is ready for the big kick-off.
Canada captain Bryanna McCarthy speaks at a pre-New Zealand 2008 press conference.
New Zealand's captain Bri Fisher and Canada's captain Bryana McCarthy
New Zealand is hoping that the sun shines on the first-ever FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.
The Canada team celebrates. Pic courtesy of canadasoccer.com.
The scoreboard at Auckland's North Harbour stadium ahead of New Zealand-Canada.