Matt Palmer shooting for glory

College Sport Media:

Two years ago at the FIFA Under-17 World Championships in Chile, Sacred Heart College student Lucas Imrie scored a last play goal against Paraguay to propel New Zealand into the round of 16 for the first time.

On October 6 in Mumbai, New Zealand kicks off the 2017 edition of the tournament against Turkey and another Sacred Heart lad is hoping to have a big impact in front of goal.

Matt Palmer scored 22 goals in the Auckland Premier League this year as Sacred Heart retained the title for the fourth consecutive season. What does Palmer expect from the Kiwis opposition in India?

“We’ve seen a fair bit of what our opposition can do and how they play. We expect them to be fast paced teams who play with good intent and speed. We feel Mali will be the hardest team to beat as they were second at the last World Cup,” Palmer reveals.

Paraguay will be intent on revenge when they meet New Zealand in the second group game. Can the South American giants be toppled again?

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