Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:16

Football Ferns keen to move on after Olympic loss to GB

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Olympic-football-fernsThe New Zealand women's football team is keen to move on from their first match of the London Olympics.

The Football Ferns have been beaten one-nil by Great Britain in the Games' opening match in Cardiff.

While the hosts dominated the match, New Zealand striker Sarah Gregorius had a golden opportunity to equalise with 20 minutes remaining.

But Gregorius failed to beat the goalkeeper one-on-one.

She says you dream of those sorts of opportunities and that's a defenders nightmare.

They now need to pick up points in their remaining group matches against Brazil and Cameroon to have a chance of progressing to the last eight.

Captain Rebecca Smith says they're still confident of progressing to the quarter-finals.

The Football Ferns will face Brazil on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile the North Korean women's football team walked off the pitch at Hampden Park in Glasgow this morning in a row over flags.

The team's coaching staff are thought to have ordered them to leave in protest at the South Korean flag being mistakenly displayed beside players' names on a screen prior to their Olympic football match.

Kick-off was re-scheduled for over an hour later.

North Korea was playing Colombia in the second of the opening matches being held at the ground.

Olympics organisers in London have apologised to North Korean officials for the mistake.

Newstalk ZB/RBG News

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