Young Football Ferns' 2-1 win over Uruguay books spot in World Cup quarterfinals

The 'Young Football Ferns' have created history in qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Under 17 Women's Football World Cup.

Goals to New Zealand forwards Grace Wisnewski and Kelli Brown pulled back an early Uruguayan opener courtesy of striker Belen Aquino.

New Zealand were well worth their 2-1 win creating numerous chances in both halves, dominating the game for large periods against the host nation.

Maggie Jenkins was outstanding for the Ferns, crafting both goals with her nifty footwork inside the box causing havoc among the South Americans defence.

Wisnewski and Brown both reacted superbly well to snipe home the Ferns' two goals after Jenkins hit the post on her two goal-bound efforts.

The win secures the Ferns a spot in knockout World Cup football for the first time at this level and the eighth time a New Zealand side has progressed past the group stages.

New Zealand plays Ghana on Wednesday in their final game needing to win to top the group after the Africans routed Uruguay (5-0) and Finland (3-1) in their opening two fixtures.