Jamie Searle reaches Olympics quarter-final with New Zealand

29th July 2021
Jamie Searle New Zealand

Swansea City goalkeeper Jamie Searle was part of the New Zealand squad that made football history in his country as they progressed to the knockout stages for the first time at the Summer Olympics.

Searle was on the bench as New Zealand drew 0-0 with Romania - a result which saw them finish second in the group behind South Korea.

The Swans under-23s shotstopper was also on the bench for his nation's opening 1-0 win over South Korea, and the 3-2 defeat to Honduras.

New Zealand now face hosts Japan - victors over France, Mexico and South Africa - on Saturday as they look to seal a place in the last four of the tournament.