Olympic Summer – Woman’s Footie USA Vrs New Zealand quarter finals

Image fellow spectators

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footballing nations flags at st james park

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A unusually quiet American fan sitting near us

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Nina and Esme were supporting New Zealand trying to redress the balance – go Kiwis!

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Before the match the warm up – double goal keeping action – actually double goals as well

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more warm up action

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before the match

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running round

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just like the netting – we were pleased it was up as we would have had the ball hitting us otherwsie

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happiness

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This guy got lots of attention ! still cant think who he was supporting

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He was pleased with the result

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crowd action

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early penalty to new Zealand

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USA in stripes

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New Zealand in black

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like the symmetry

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the game got better in the second half

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thoughtful

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action

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happy Americans scoring 2nd goal

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New Zealand did well not to concede more

I had my first experience of going to a football match yesterday – and it was surreal, fabulous and sometimes a bit flat. The match was New Zealand versus USA in the Olympic Woman’s quarter finals. The crowd I suspect were mainly made up of curious people lIke myself who wanted to say ‘ I was at the olympics in 2012’ and then by USA fans. The best bit was when the action was down by the goal we were very near, you could hear the shouting and see the expressions on the players faces and when a Mexican wave was started which was brilliant. The worst aspect was just the amount of empty seats which I found really disappointing. I’m really really pleased that I went as that will more then probably be my only experience of an olympic game. Oh and the score was USA 2 New Zealand 0.

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12 thoughts on “Olympic Summer – Woman’s Footie USA Vrs New Zealand quarter finals

  1. How wonderful that you were able to go and be a part of it. I have so many friends (Londoners) who would have loved to have had the chance to go and they were told that there were no tickets! Many of them live close by to the Olympic stadium, What a shame! But I am happy that you had a great day and your photos are GREAT!

    • The ticket allocation has been a travesty really – We live in Newcastle and the football stadium wasn’t even half full for the match we watched – I think they should have gone out the day before and tried to sell them on the street. The London tickets were initially sold in a raffle process which some people seem to have done really well out of and others have nothing. Your friends may get to watch some paralymics? thanks for your comments and for visiting

  2. brill pics sis! i may have missed it – but I haven’t found any events to go to in Yorkshire. Anyway, great photos as always. They really capture the atmosphere! you should be a sports photographer!?!

    • we were so close – it was great! I’m thinking of entering one of the footballers for a local competition – if I can work out how to reduce its memory size…..I’ll let you know as you have to vote for the best.

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