New Zealand missed a golden opportunity to edge closer to the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup as the Philippines upset them in Wellington.
It was a famous victory for the Philippines, one of eight debutants at the tournament, and they celebrated passionately at full-time.
Co-hosts New Zealand shocked Norway on the opening day and knew another victory could have sealed their place in the last 16, but they could not find a breakthrough on a frustrating evening.
Instead, it was the Philippines’ Sarina Bolden who sprinted away in celebration in the 24th minute after heading in Sara Eggesvik’s clipped cross for the country’s first goal at a Women’s World Cup.
New Zealand, spurred on by a vocal home crowd, pushed for an equaliser after the break but Jacqui Hand had a goal ruled out for offside by the video assistant referee [VAR] after she hit the post earlier, while striker Hannah Wilkinson headed a cross over the bar in one of the game’s biggest chances.
In the other game in Group A, Norway take on Switzerland, who can confirm qualification for the last 16 with victory.
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- 20RileySubstituted forChanceat 45′minutes
- 2PercivalSubstituted forJaleat 84′minutes
- 12HassettSubstituted forLongoat 45′minutes
- 17WilkinsonBooked at 42mins
- 3CowartSubstituted forBugayat 83′minutes
- 13BeardBooked at 49mins
- 17BarkerSubstituted forAnnisat 70′minutes
- 20QuezadaSubstituted forRandleat 70′minutes
- 8EggesvikSubstituted forFlaniganat 64′minutes
- 7BoldenSubstituted forFrillesat 83′minutes
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Match ends, New Zealand 0, Philippines 1.
Second Half ends, New Zealand 0, Philippines 1.
Attempt saved. Catherine Bott (New Zealand) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Bowen.
Corner, New Zealand. Conceded by Olivia McDaniel.
Attempt saved. Grace Jale (New Zealand) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Catherine Bott with a cross.
Attempt missed. Hannah Wilkinson (New Zealand) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Olivia Chance with a cross following a corner.
Corner, New Zealand. Conceded by Sofia Harrison.
Hand ball by Annalie Longo (New Zealand).
Offside, Philippines. Dominique Randle tries a through ball, but Carleigh Frilles is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Katrina Guillou (Philippines) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Carleigh Frilles.
Hand ball by Tahnai Annis (Philippines).
Attempt missed. Carleigh Frilles (Philippines) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, New Zealand. Grace Jale replaces Ria Percival.
Substitution, Philippines. Ryley Bugay replaces Jessika Cowart.
Substitution, Philippines. Carleigh Frilles replaces Sarina Bolden.
Attempt missed. Olivia Chance (New Zealand) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Rebekah Stott.
Attempt saved. Hannah Wilkinson (New Zealand) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie Bowen.
Ria Percival (New Zealand) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jessika Cowart (Philippines).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.