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FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: Highlights


Football  •  21 Jul, 2023  •  1,608 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Just hours after a shocking incident in downtown Auckland, the New Zealand Women's Football Team, known as the Football Ferns, pulled off an extraordinary victory against Norway in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 opener.

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Against a backdrop of increased security and heightened emotions, New Zealand recorded its first-ever win in World Cup history. While the day began with tragedy, it ended with a beacon of hope and inspiration for a nation in mourning.

A Nation in Shock

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The morning of the match was marred by an unfortunate shooting in Auckland, close to where the Norwegian team was staying. Two people lost their lives, and five others were wounded, turning what should have been a celebratory day into one of sorrow and reflection.

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Record-Breaking Crowd

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Despite the tragedy, 42,137 fans, a record for a football match in New Zealand, showed up at Eden Park stadium, offering their unwavering support to the home team. Their presence was an embodiment of resilience and unity.

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