Eleven-times world champions Australia and New Zealand, the world’s number four side, booked their places in the Netball World Cup semi-finals in English city Liverpool tonight.
Australia and New Zealand's integration into the Pacific Games has continued with both nations becoming associate members of the Pacific Games Council (PGC).
Locals have labelled the 16th edition of the Pacific Games as "The Miracle Games".
Holders Australia began their Netball World Cup campaign in scintillating fashion with a convincing 88-24 win over Northern Ireland at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.
England produced a dominant performance with bat and ball as they thrashed arch-rivals Australia by eight wickets to set up a meeting with New Zealand in the final of the International Cricket Council Men's World Cup.
England defender Geva Mentor is hoping for a "dream" Netball World Cup final against Australia at their home tournament as the two sides prepare to get their campaigns underway in Liverpool tomorrow.
Three men’s teams – France, Australia and hosts Puerto Rico – earned places at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup via the qualifying event in San Juan.