30 Oct 2014

Football Ferns qualify for World Cup

11:52 am on 30 October 2014

The New Zealand women's football team have qualified for the World Cup for the fourth time in their history after thrashing the Cook Islands 11-0 in Papua New Guinea.

Amber Hearn

Amber Hearn Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The Football Ferns finished the three game Oceania qualifying series with 30 goals and didn't concede once to book their spot in Canada next year.

New Zealand only needed a draw to secure qualification and it quickly became apparent they would go through as they took a four goal lead inside the first 20 minutes and led 6-0 at half-time.

Amber Hearn ended the game with a hat-trick, while Helen Collins scored twice.