U-20 World Cup trophy welcomed

The Under-20 Football World Cup trophy was brought ashore at Waitangi at dawn today for a formal welcome marking its arrival in New Zealand ahead of next year's tournament. A mostly teenage waka crew brought the cup, and Kiwi footballing great Wynton Rufer, safely to land for a series of challenges and a powhiri at the Treaty Grounds' carved meeting house. The cup later travelled to Ohaeawai School, Kerikeri and Waipapa where members of the U-20 squad led hundreds of kids in football skills games. The tour continues in Whangarei on Tuesday. Photos by Peter de Graaf.

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