Two junior Football Ferns U17 players go a surprise of a lifetime today ahead of their side's World Cup semi-final against Spain in Uruguay tomorrow.
Macey Fraser and Grace Wisnewski thought they were being interviewed, when their parents who had flown in from New Zealand appeared instead.
Grace's father Philip Wisnewski said there was no other choice but to be in Uruguay supporting his daughter.
"The opportunity was too good to miss, these girls have just done so amazing that we just had to be here," said Philip Wisnewski.
Macey's had already been in Uruguay for the group games, before flying back to Rangiora, but one win later and they were back on the plane.
The Football Ferns U17 side take on Spain at 7:30am tomorrow morning in Montevideo in the first semi-final of the World Cup.