Philippines Stuns New Zealand, Claims Historic Win at FIFA Women’s World Cup

Philippines Stuns New Zealand
Pic Credit : FIFA Women’s World Cup

The Philippines pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Tuesday, defeating New Zealand 1-0 in their Group A match in Wellington, New Zealand. In securing their first ever win at the World Cup. In doing so, they become the first debutant nation to win a match in this edition of the tournament

A seismic shock was secured by Sarina Bolden’s goal midway through the first half; Jacqui Hand’s equalise was overturned for offside, and New Zealand failed to build on their first-game triumph over Norway.

The winning goal in Wellington came from Sarina Bolden in the first half.

As the game went on, New Zealand became more and more upset because they couldn’t figure out how to get past the Philippines’ defensive.

With three teams on three points and Norway vs. Switzerland next up, the outcome has completely opened up Group A.

Olivia McDaniel is the hero for the Philippines after that brilliant save against Grace Jale in stoppage time

New Zealand vs Philippines Final Score

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Goal :

Philippines : Sarina Bolden 24′

What a moment for the Philippines. Another free kick was floated into the area from Angela Beard. Katie Bowen defends it well, but the Philippines reclaim possession.

The ball is whipped in from the right and Sarina Bolden beats two New Zealand defenders to power home a thumping header.

Next Match

New Zealand will face Switzerland for their final group stage match on July 30, Sunday. On the other hand, Philippines will face Norway next on the same day . Philippines today’s win against New Zealand make the group A wide open for every team in the group.

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