Ria Percival to wear captain’s armband in Ferns’ game against the Philippines

Ria Percival will captain New Zealand against the Philippines in Tuesday’s FIFA Women’s World Cup match in Wellington.

Head coach Jitka Klimková has rotated the captain’s armband between her two leaders, after Ali Riley was skipper for the Football Ferns’ 1-0 win against Norway in the opening game at Auckland’s Eden Park.

Klimková has named the same starting line-up from Auckland for the match against the Philippines.

The only change to the squad is the absence of defender Michaela Foster who has been left off the subs’ bench following a slight thigh injury in the lead-up to the match.

Starting line-ups

New Zealand

Vic Esson, Ali Riley, Katie Bowen, Rebekah Stott, CJ Bott, Betsy Hassett, Malia Steinmetz, Ria Percival (captain), Jacqui Hand, Hannah Wilkinson, Indiah-Paige Riley.

Subs: Erin Nayler, Anna Leat, Daisy Cleverley, Claudia Bunge, Grace Jale, Liz Anton, Annalie Longo, Olivia Chance, Paige Satchell, Gabi Rennie, Milly Clegg.


Olivia McDaniel, Jessika Cowart, Jaclyn Sawicki, Hali Long (captain), Sarina Bolden, Sara Eggesvik, Angela Beard, Sofia Harrison, Alicia Barker, Quinley Quezada, Katrina Guillou.

Subs: Kaiya Jota, Kiara Fontanilla, Malea Cesar, Tahnai Annis, Isabella Flanigan, Chandler McDaniel, Anicka Castaneda, Ryley Bugay, Merll Serrano, Carleigh Frilles, Dominique Randle, Reina Bonta.

Match officials

Referee: Katia Garcia (Mexico)
Assistant referees: Karina Diaz (Mexico) and Enedina Caudillo (Mexico).
Fourth official: Yujeong Kim (South Korea)
Video assistant referee: Abdulla Al Marri (Qatar)
Assistant VAR: Adil Zourak (Morocco)
Offside VAR: Fatiha Jermoumi (Morocco)
FIFA match director: Latoya Dacosta (Brazil)
FIFA match commissioner: Valesca Araujo (Jamaica)


Game to be played on Tuesday July 25, 2023

New Zealand v Philippines
Sky Stadium, Wellington, 5.30pm

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