New Zealand is currently in Australia taking part in the inaugural Cup of Nations, where they have won and lost a game. 

The round-robin tournament has helped newly-appointed Ferns coach Tom Sermanni to look at the players and continue preparations for France.

The 64-year-old is no stranger to the World Cup stage, having been the head coach of the Matildas during 1995, 2007 and 2011 and as an assistant for Canada during 2015.

The Football Ferns have gone to four previous World Cups but haven't been able to find a win, with their only points coming from three draws. 

"There is no point in continuing going to World Cups if you don't have an aim of winning a game so that's the obvious first step regardless of where we're at," Sermanni said.

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"That's one of the things we need to do. 

"We've got a decent amount to do between now and the World Cup, the organisation has done a good job of putting a program together for us and we just have to hope we get the preparation right."

New Zealand's preparations came to a halt when New Zealand Football received letters of complaint from 12 players about former head coach Andreas Heraf and said they would not play for him.

The situation saw New Zeland's most capped player ever, Abby Erceg to enter into retire, citing it was a result of Heraf's tactical approach. An independent review would later come to find Heraf breached NZ Football's code of conduct and Worksafe NZ's bullying guidelines.

From June 10 until October 26, the Football Ferns were effectively without a coach until Sermanni was announced. 

Sermanni led New Zealand to an undefeated World Cup qualification campaign at the OFC Women's Nations Cup and never conceded a goal. Having only been together for five games before the Cup of Nations, 

"We are at a very early stage of preparation, I don't just want to say everything but it's close to everything. We have a lot of things we need to work on down to how we want to play," Sermanni said.

"I frankly don't have an answer to it as we haven't had enough time together.

"It's also been hampered by the fact there were some difficulties in the program last year, so for a huge part of last year, the program was dormant.

"So realistically where we are now in a proper cycle, we would've been at this stage, this time last year so we are a little bit time poor."

New Zealand will take to the field at AAMI Park on Wednesday (tomorrow) as they face Korea Republic and Sermanni is expecting a tough game. 

‚ÄúI expect a very difficult game from Korea,‚ÄĚ he said.¬†

‚ÄúTechnically they are very sound. Against Australia, surprisingly they rested a few of their key players. I think they will have their strongest team out against us and I think they will want to make amends for that result.‚ÄĚ