• Wilkinson on the crest of a wave

    Wilkinson on the crest of a wave

    Wednesday 6 July 2011

    Hannah Wilkinson earned a place in New Zealand’s footballing annals when she scored the goal that secured their first ever draw in a FIFA Women’s World Cup match. FIFA.com spoke to the 19-year-old history-maker.

  • Germany and England take top, Kiwis draw

    Germany and England take top, Kiwis draw

    Tuesday 5 July 2011

    Germany and England finished top of their groups thanks to respective defeats of France and Japan, while New Zealand rallied against Mexico to win their first-ever point in the history of the competition.

  • Head coach Norio Sasaki of Japan gestures during the FIFA Women's World
  • Japan's striker Shinobu Ohno celebrates after she scored against Mexico
  • Jill Scott of England slides in to stop Shinobu Ohno of Japan
  • The FIFA flag and the Fair Play flag
  • Yuki Nagasato of Japan
  • Japan celebrate

FIFA World Cup™ Statistics

TeamAppearancesVictoriesMPWDLFIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking
RnkPts
Japan622731232106
New Zealand39018241752
Mexico26024211774
England31254381983
Appearances deceptive in Group B
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