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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Philippines Match Preview, Team News, Possible Lineups, and Fantasy football prediction

Here is the Match Preview, Team News, and the Fantasy XI prediction of New Zealand vs Philippines match in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023

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Wellington Regional Stadium will host New Zealand vs Philippines Women's match in the Women's World Cup 2023 on Tuesday. After a winning start at the New Zealand Women will be looking to add three more points to their total. Meanwhile, The Philippines are looking to get off the mark after a 2-0 defeat in their opening game against Switzerland. Ramona Bachmann opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Seraina Piubel doubled Switzerland's advantage to defeat the Philippines by 2-0.

After securing their first-ever win at a World Cup, New Zealand will now aim for their first-time appearance in the knockout rounds. They will advance to the last 16 with a game to spare if they defeat the Philippines and Norway fail to beat Switzerland. The co-hosts can take confidence from their previous meeting with the Philippines, which ended as a 2-1 victory for them in September 2022.

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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Philippines Match Preview

Match Details

  • Match: New Zealand vs Philippines
  • Kickoff time & Date: 25/07/2023 | 11:00 P.M. (IST)
  • Venue: Wellington Regional Stadium
  • Where to watch: Fancode (India) and DD Sports
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Wellington Regional Stadium

New Zealand vs Philippines | Team News

After a winning start, New Zealand boss Jitkas Klimkova is likely to name an unchanged lineup for their second group game. Rebekah Stott will start alongside Katie Bowen in the centre of defence as the pair looking to help their country record a second straight clean sheet. Melbourne City's Hannah Wilkinson will be looking to continue her fine form after scoring five goals in her last seven games for club and country.

For the Philippines, Alen Stanjic can bring experienced midfielder Tahnai Annis into the starting lineup. Sofia Harrison will have to be careful with her challenges. She received a booking against Switzerland in the last game. Sarina Bolden is expected to continue her partnership with Katrina Guillou on the front line. After failing to register a shot on target in their opening game, they will be hoping to get the ball in the box more in Tuesday's contest. They will also be looking to give a better defensive performance.

New Zealand vs Philippines | Head-to-Head record

This will be the second meeting between New Zealand and the Philippines. They played a friendly in September 2022. New Zealand registered a 2-1 comeback win in that game. The Philippines are making their World Cup debut and already lost their first game. New Zealand have won just three of their last ten games against Asian opposition.

Possible Lineups

New Zealand Women's possible starting lineup:

Esson; Bott, Stott, Bowen, A. Riley; Hassett, Percival, Steinmetz; I. Riley, Hand, Wilkinson

Philippines Women's possible starting lineup:

McDaniel; Barker, Long, Cowart, Beard, Harrison; Quezada, Sawicki, Annis; Bolden, Guillou

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