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New Zealand make a positive move

The Canada 2015-bound side has been incredibly active since taking out the 2014 OFC Women’s Nations Cup which helps explain their move into 17th place on the table.
They notched up a draw and an historic 3-2 victory over Denmark in January before welcoming Korea DPR to Auckland, New Zealand for a tri-series. They headed to Spain for two friendlies in early March, where they secured 2-2 and 0-0 draws.
On Sunday the Football Ferns are lining up to take on world number two ranked side USA in St Louis as they head into their penultimate preparations for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.
Papua New Guinea have also kept themselves busy since missing out on a ticket to Canada.
Coach Gary Phillips led the side on a tour of South-East Asia, where they took in matches against Singapore and Thailand as part of their build-up for July’s XV Pacific Games.
However their mixed results weren’t enough to earn them positive movement in the rankings as the side slipped two spots to 50th.
The two other sides who took part in the OFC Women’s Nations Cup are the only other sides to have made it on the table with Tonga currently ranked 84th and Cook Islands 101st.
The remaining OFC Member Associations have been inactive for more than 18 months and therefore are not ranked.

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