Ahead of this Women's World Cup, we were told the Football Ferns were going to France to make history.
It became an almost constant message, from the players and the New Zealand Football PR team.
In the end, they did make history, but not in a way they would have wanted.
Unfortunately this team will go down as one of the worst performing national sides this country has sent to a major tournament.
That might seem harsh, but not if you look at the context.
No New Zealand team has had a better build-up to a major tournament, not