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New Zealand National Women's Football team competes in FIFA events and as a New Zealand Football (NZF) team. New Zealand senior national team qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, held in China in September 2007. The Football Ferns have competed globally for 32 years. This was their first World Cup in 16 years, and the second since their 1975 debut[1] in international competition. They became the most powerful team in the OFC in 2006, when Australia was granted permission to move to the AFC[1]

New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Football Ferns
Association New Zealand Football
Head coach John Herdman
Most caps Wendi Henderson (64)
Top scorer Wendy Sharpe (30)
FIFA ranking 24
Highest FIFA ranking 20 (March 2005)
Lowest FIFA ranking 24 (December 2006)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
New Zealand 2 – 0 Hong Kong
Asian Cup August 1975
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 1991)
Best result Round 1
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (First in 2007)
Best result 1st Round

Contents

World Cup Results

New Zealand has appeared at two Women's World Cup tournaments - 1991 and 2007, both held in China.

Year Tournament Result Pld Pts W D L GF GA
People's Republic of China 1991 FIFA World Cup Group Stage 3 0 0 0 3 1 11
People's Republic of China 2007 FIFA World Cup Group Stage 3 0 0 0 3 0 9
FIFA Confederations Cup History
Year Round Score Result
1991 Round 1  New Zealand 0 – 3  Denmark Loss
Round 1  New Zealand 0 – 4  Norway Loss
Round 1  New Zealand 1 – 4  China PR Loss
2007 Round 1  New Zealand 0 – 5  Brazil Loss
Round 1  New Zealand 0 – 2  Denmark Loss
Round 1  New Zealand 0 – 2  China PR Loss

2008 Olympic Schedule

Time (local) Date Opponent Result Location
17:00 August 6, 2008  Japan 2-2 Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, Qinhuangdao
19:45 August 9, 2008  Norway 0-1 Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, Qinhuangdao
19:45 August 12, 2008  United States 0-4 Shenyang Olympic Stadium, Shenyang

2008 Olympic Qualification

The 2007 Pacific Games was played as the first part of Oceania qualification for the 2008 Olympics. The winners of the Pacific Games, Papua New Guinea, met New Zealand in a playoff in March 2008 for a place in the Olympic Games Finals. This had originally been scheduled over two legs (on 8 March and 12 March) but the New Zealand leg was cancelled by mutual consent, leaving a single play-off match in Papua New Guinea.

Team 1 Result Team 2
Papua New Guinea  0-2  New Zealand


Current squad

The following player selected for the friendly match against Japan on 14 November 2009 [2]
Caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2009[3]

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Jenny Bindon February 25, 1973 (1973-02-25) (age 36) 37 0 New Zealand Waitakere City F.C.
GK Aroon Clansey February 12, 1987 (1987-02-12) (age 22) 1 0 New Zealand Three Kings United
DF Kristy Hill July 1, 1979 (1979-07-01) (age 30) 8 0 New Zealand Three Kings United
DF Anna Green August 20, 1990 (1990-08-20) (age 19) 18 1 New Zealand Three Kings United
DF Bridgette Armstrong November 9, 1992 (1992-11-09) (age 17) 1 0 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers
DF Elizabeth Milne 11 December 1990 (1990-12-11) (age 19) 3 0 New Zealand Lynn-Avon United
DF Caitlin Campbell 2 February 1991 (1991-02-02) (age 18) 5 1 New Zealand Lynn-Avon United
DF Melissa Ray 25 April 1984 (1984-04-25) (age 25) 7 0 New Zealand Lynn-Avon United
DF Maia Jackman 25 May 1975 (1975-05-25) (age 34) 47 11 New Zealand Three Kings United
MF Kirsty Yallop November 4, 1986 (1986-11-04) (age 23) 30 9 New Zealand Lynn-Avon United
MF Hayley Moorwood Captain February 13, 1984 (1984-02-13) (age 25) 46 3 New Zealand Lynn-Avon United
MF Annalie Longo July 1, 1991 (1991-07-01) (age 18) 21 0 New Zealand Three Kings United
MF Katie Hoyle February 1, 1988 (1988-02-01) (age 21) 25 0 New Zealand Lynn-Avon United
MF Elle Weibe 1 0 New Zealand Wellington Marist
FW Amber Hearn November 28, 1984 (1984-11-28) (age 25) 23 5 New Zealand Lynn-Avon United
FW Sarah McLaughlin June 3, 1991 (1991-06-03) (age 18) 7 0 United States Claudelands Rovers
FW Sarah Gregorioua 0 0 New Zealand Lynn-Avon United

See also

References

  1. ^ a b staff. "1975 ASIAN CUP". New Zealand Football on NZfootball.co.nz. http://www.nzsoccer.com/page/1975_asian_cup.html. Retrieved 2008-12-05.  
  2. ^ "Injuries mean opportunities for new Football Ferns Cup". NZFootball.co.nz. 6 Nov 2009. http://www.nzfootball.co.nz/plugins/newsfeed.cgi?rm=content&plugin_data_id=29079. Retrieved 7 Nov 2009.  
  3. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. http://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/FootballFerns/id1864.htm. Retrieved 16 November 2009.  

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