Ali Riley will treat her 100th game for New Zealand no differently from her previous 99, when they face Australia in the first of two women's international friendlies against Australia in Victoria.
The Sweden-based defender will become the fifth player to raise a century for the Football Ferns in Saturday's game at Ballarat, joining Abby Erceg (124), Ria Percival (114), Katie Duncan (113) and Amber Hearn (110).
Riley, 28, doesn't expect to get emotional as she treats every international as a privilege.
Wang Shanshan scored on a perfectly timed header and China benefited from a questionable called penalty to earn a 2-2 draw in the Women's World Cup against New Zealand on Monday.
With the draw China advances to the knockout stage as the second team from Group A.
New Zealand went up 1-0 on a goal by Rebekah Ashley Stott in the 28th minute but China brought the game level with a penalty kick by Wang Lisi. The penalty came after New Zealand's Betsy Hassett was called for a hand ball in the penalty...
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Women's World Cup host Canada played to a scoreless tie with New Zealand in Group A action on Thursday.
Canada's mark of 1-0-1 with four points has them atop their group with one game to play. New Zealand (0-1-1) still has never won a World Cup game in 11 chances.
The game was delayed for about 30 minutes after the 4th minute due to heavy storms and lightning.
Canada had a couple of quality chances midway through the first half, but New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler...
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Lieke Martens' long strike from outside the box in the first half gave the Netherlands its first ever Women's World Cup goal and a 1-0 victory over New Zealand on Saturday night.
Martens curled the ball up and over the outstretched arms of New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler in the 33rd minute. Netherlands is one of eight teams making their debut in the World Cup.
The field for World Cup expanded this year to 24 teams, divided into six groups. Saturday was the start of the monthlong...