The New Zealand team, which has suddenly become popular in the Women's World Cup, wants a place in the knockout round.

New Zealand are potentially just one win away from progressing to the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup for the first time in team history.

The first 32-team Women's World Cup kicked off with New Zealand's win over Norway.

A day later, the Sky Tower in Auckland shared a photo of forward Hannah Wilkinson celebrating her goal.

Defender CJ Bott said, "I'm not surprised that everyone is involved because it's an incredible game.

Defender CJ Bott said, "I think that despite all the adversity, we are an incredible team."

The 1–0 victory over Norway was New Zealand's first victory in a Women's World Cup game.

Making their debut in the tournament, the Philippines lost their opener to Switzerland 2–0.