Sarina Bolden scored the only goal of the game as the Philippines created history by claiming their first-ever win at the FIFA Women’s World Cup after a 1-0 victory over co-hosts New Zealand in Group A on Tuesday.

Striker Bolden headed in a cross from Sara Eggesvik in the 24th minute as Alen Stajcic’s Filipinas – the first team, men’s or women’s, to represent their nation in a senior FIFA World Cup – marked the occasion with a historic result at Wellington Regional Stadium.
After withstanding intense second-half pressure that included a disallowed New Zealand goal to secure the win, the Philippines will now go into their final group stage game against Norway in Auckland on July 30 with a real chance of progressing to the Round of 16.
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