Football Ferns players rated better than the All Whites on Fifa 19
The Football Ferns are superior to the All Whites, according to the developers of Fifa 19.
The women's players are rated considerably better than their male counterparts on the latest edition of EA Sport's popular video game, which was released in New Zealand this week.
Ferns captain and Chelsea defender Ali Riley leads the way with an overall rating of 83, while goalkeeper Erin Nayler and defender Rebekah Stott are both rated 81.
Another defender, Ria Percival, has an overall rating of 79.
With an overall of 78, Sarah Gregorius, Hannah Wilkinson and Rosie White share the same rating as the best All Whites player, Chris Wood.
Winston Reid (77) and Ryan Thomas (75), who are both currently sidelined with long-term injuries are the second and third highest rated men's players.
Although women's national teams were introduced four years ago, it is just the second time that the Ferns have been included on the video game.
In the actual Fifa world rankings, the Ferns are 99 places ahead of the All Whites.
Best XI: Ali Riley (83), Erin Nayler (81), Rebekah Stott (81), Ria Percival (79), Rosie White (78), Hannah Wilkinson (78), Sarah Gregorius (78), Chris Wood (78), Amber Hearn (77), Winston Reid (77), Katie Bowen (77).