Philippines claims their first ever World Cup win in FIFA Women’s World Cup

New Zealand were stunned by debutants Philippines, who claimed their first ever victory at the tournament with a 1-0 win in Wellington.

Sarina Bolden’s historic goal midway through the first half was enough to secure a seismic upset, with Jacqui Hand’s equaliser disallowed for offside as New Zealand failed to back up their opening victory over Norway.

The result blew Group A wide open and all four teams are still able to advance after Norway were held to a goalless draw by Switzerland in the day’s late kick-off. Earlier on Tuesday, Catalina Usme and 18-year-old star Linda Caicedo scored to give Colombia a 2-0 victory over South Korea in their opening game in Group H.

Tomorrow, the Republic of Ireland will fight to keep their World Cup hopes alive as they face Olympic champions Canada in a pivotal Group B clash. Ireland are already on the brink of elimination following their opening defeat to co-hosts Australia and their fate could be sealed if they lose to Canada and results elsewhere don’t go their way.