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Fifa Women’s World Cup: Philippines shocks co-host New Zealand 1-0 for its first win at Women’s World Cup

With its first goal at its first Women’s World Cup the unfavored Philippines achieved its first win today, shocking co-host New Zealand 1-0 in a Group A match made contentious when a potential equalizer was disallowed.

New Zealand achieved its first World Cup win when it upset Norway in the tournament’s opening match five days ago. And so for the first time in six World Cups, the Football Ferns entered a match as favorite, almost certain with another win to become the first team to reach the round of 16.

But Sarina Bolden scored the Philippines’ historic match-winner from its first shot on goal in the 24th minute, flipping the script and silencing a packed stadium of 33,000 mostly newly-minted Kiwi soccer fans.

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