Who is the most influential New Zealander in global sport? Her name is Sarai Bareman.
She is Samoan/Dutch ... And she is head of women’s football for FIFA. All of it.
In 211 countries, from South Sudan to the United States, from the biggest superstars to little girls in places where women have never played football until now, Sarai Bareman is the boss.
John Campbell spent a fortnight with the unassuming Westie who’s now shaping the football world - and bringing the women’s World Cup to Aotearoa.