NEW ZEALAND

FIFA Ranking: 19


Women's

World Cup

History


4/7


Finals / Editions


1991

First FWWC


Group Stage

Best achievement


THE ROAD

TO FRANCE

Despite limited preparation and a handful of key injury absentees, New Zealand completely dominated the OFC Women’s Nations Cup in November 2018. The Football Ferns retained their continental crown for the fourth consecutive time after winning all five matches, scoring an incredible 43 goals without conceding. An 8-0 win over Fiji in the final locked up their ticket to France 2019.





THE COACH

Tom Sermanni

The vastly experienced Scot is set for his fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2019, a figure bettered only by Norway’s legendary Even Pellerud. Sermanni’s coaching debut at the tournament was way back in 1995 with Australia, before returning to lead the Matildas to breakthrough quarter-final appearances in 2007 and 2011, sandwiched either side of the nation’s first AFC Women’s Asian Cup victory.



THE STAR

Ali Riley

New Zealand captain since early 2017, Ali Riley will be one of the most experienced players at France 2019. The Los Angeles-raised Riley has tallied three FIFA Women’s World Cups and three Olympic Games in a stellar international career dating back to 2007. A resilient and tireless presence at full-back, she has also enjoyed a highly successful club career in the USA and Sweden, before a recent move to England.




See you

in France 2019




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