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Women’s World Cup co-hosts New Zealand will target a place in the last-16 when they face the Philippines as the group stages continue.
New Zealand stunned Norway in their opening match and could qualify for the knockout stages with a win in their second match against tournament debutants Philippines, while Norway will look to bounce back against Switzerland in an all-European clash.
Catalina Usme and 18-year-old star Linda Caicedo scored to give Colombia a 2-0 victory over South Korea in their opening game of the Women’s World Cup earlier on Tuesday.
Monday saw Brazil kick things off with a comfortable 4-0 victory Panama as Ary Borges scored a hat-trick, while Italy beat Argentina 1-0 in the first game of the day with veteran striker Cristiana Girelli coming off the bench to grab the winner. Germany thrashed Morocco 6-0.
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Women’s World Cup LIVE: New Zealand 0-1 Philippines
Half time! A huge story is developing here as Philippines take a 1-0 lead into the break against the co-hosts New Zealand, thanks to Sarina Bolden’s historic goal. The Philippines have been organised, lively and adventurous, while New Zealand have been well off the levels required, with Hannah Wilkinson booked amid rising frustrations near the end of the half.
Jamie Braidwood25 July 2023 07:23
Women’s World Cup LIVE: Colombia 2-0 South Korea
Catalina Usme and Linda Caicedo scored to give Colombia a 2-0 victory over South Korea in their opening game of the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday.
Usme scored on a penalty kick in the 30th minute after a South Korean handball, sending keeper Yoon Younggeul the wrong way before slotting the ball into the far corner.
Caicedo, an 18-year-old forward for Real Madrid, doubled Colombia’s lead nine minutes later, launching a high shot that Yoon got her hands on, but without the power to send it over the bar. The ball squirted into the net, to the delight of the yellow-clad Colombian fans at Sydney Football Stadium.
“Well, I am extremely happy, but this has to do with the collective work of everyone,” Caicedo said on her first World Cup goal.
“The feeling the group had going onto the pitch we were a bit anxious, we wanted the World Cup to start, and we wanted to start off on the right foot, this was something crucial.
“Very happy for the goal and the victory.”
Korea’s American-born teenager Casey Phair became the youngest player to take the field in Women’s World Cup history, subbing on in the 78th minute, just 26 days after her 16th birthday.
Jamie Braidwood25 July 2023 07:14
GOAL! New Zealand 0-1 Philippines
A historic moment for the Philippines and Sarina Bolden, who is now the country’s record scorer!
Jamie Braidwood25 July 2023 07:11
GOAL! New Zealand 0-1 Philippines
Good morning and what a story we have here! The Philippines have stunned New Zealand, with Sarina Bolden scoring a historic goal for the World Cup debutants in Wellington! This would really flip the script in Group A!
Jamie Braidwood25 July 2023 07:04