New Zealand women’s football has taken on a sharp new direction with an ever increasing number of players competing at top leagues overseas and, as FIFA.com examines, the Football Ferns are set to be the beneficiaries.
In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com brings you the names of some of the best-known figures on Planet Football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
FIFA.com introduces you to some of the biggest names in football who have birthdays this week, such as Bordeaux manager Laurent Blanc.
FIFA.com sits down for a chat with New Zealand veteran Abby Erceg about Kiwi hopes for success at the FIFA U-20 women's finals in Chile.
Coach John Herdman and young defender Abby Erceg believe that a winning mentality is sweeping through the New Zealand women's squad.
A new generation of Kiwi players have the confidence to shine on the world stage, explains New Zealand's women's football chief Michele Cox.