Experienced midfielder Ria Percival is on track to be fit for New Zealand’s campaign at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Having not played a competitive game for more than a year, Percival (33) came off the subs’ bench in the second half of Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-2 draw with Brighton in the weekend’s English Women’s Super League fixture.
The 160-cap Football Fern played out the last eight minutes of the game without a problem, completing her return from a serious knee injury.
After the match, she told the Tottenham Hotspur website:
“It was obviously a great moment for me, it’s been a tough year for me and the team this season, but to come on and try and make an impact and try and get a result, yeah, it was a good feeling.”
The Ferns’ next international is a friendly against Vietnam in Napier on Monday July 10.
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New Zealand play Norway in the opening game of the World Cup on July 20.