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Today at the World Cup: Philippines stun New Zealand as Norway are held


Debutants Philippines stunned co-hosts New Zealand to claim their first Women’s World Cup victory.

Norway’s hopes are in the balance after their draw with Switzerland while Colombia cruised past South Korea.

Here, we take a look at all of Tuesday’s action.

Philippines pull off shock result

Sarina Bolden’s first-half winner made World Cup history as the Philippines grabbed their first-ever win after beating New Zealand 1-0 in Group A. Bolden’s 24th-minute header was the difference as the co-hosts wasted their chance to build on their opening win over Norway with Jacqui Hand hitting the post and having a goal disallowed. The Philippines struck midway through the first half when Bolden headed past Victoria Esson from close range.

Norway off the boil

Norway’s World Cup hopes hang by a thread after a stalemate with Switzerland. Norway, who were stunned by New Zealand in their opener, lost star forward Ada Hegerberg to injury just before kick-off. Swiss goalkeeper Gaelle Thalmann kept them out and Norway will now need to beat Philippines and hope results elsewhere go their way to avoid an early exit.

Colombia kick off with win

Colombia brushed aside South Korea 2-0 in their Group H game in Sydney. Catalina Usme – Colombia’s all-time top scorer – broke the deadlock from the spot after Shim Seo-Yeon’s handball. Real Madrid’s 18-year-old Linda Caicedo doubled the lead soon after with her shot slipping past Yoon Young-Geul in the Korea goal.

Post of the day

Quote of the day



I don’t know if there’s been a bigger win for Philippines’ sport. It has to be one of the biggest wins in the history of the country

Philippines manager Alen Stajcic

Up next

Group B: Canada v Republic of Ireland (7am, Perth Rectangular Stadium)Group C: Japan v Costa Rica (6am, Dunedin Stadium)Group C: Spain v Zambia (8.30am, Eden Park)

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