The New Zealand national women's team are geared up to play in their sixth FIFA Women's World Cup which will also be their fifth consecutive appearance in the marquee international tournament.
The Football Ferns qualified for the tournament on June 25, 2020, after winning the bid to co-host the competition with neighbours Australia. The decision was made during a FIFA Council meeting, with their winning bid gaining 22 votes, while Coumbia received 13 to stand second.
Jitka Klimkova's troops will play their World Cup opener against Norway in Auckland, after which they are set to compete with the Philippines and Switzerland in Group A of the Women's World Cup.
Who has made it to the final New Zealand squad for the 2023 Women's World Cup after Klimkova trimmed her squad from 33 to 23? GOAL takes a look...