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Match summary

Netherlands make a winning debut

Netherlands enjoyed a perfect FIFA Women’s World Cup debut with a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in Edmonton to set themselves up with a real opportunity to reach the last 16.

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Quotes

"We played well in the second half and we feel if we can do that again we can get some results. It is not just about playing well, it is about taking points from these games. We played OK in the first half but OK is not good enough in the World Cup," Tony Readings, New Zealand coach.

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20:52
The final whistle sounds.
20:51
90'+WILKINSON (New Zealand) sees one of her shots blocked.
20:51
90'+GEURTS (Netherlands) pulls off a save.
20:51
90'+WILKINSON (New Zealand) sees her effort hit the target.
20:49
90'+LONGO (New Zealand) is ruled offside.
20:49
90'+ VAN DE VEN (in) comes off the bench to replace MARTENS (out) (Netherlands)
20:48
90'+VAN DE DONK (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
20:47
90'HEARN (New Zealand) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
20:46
90'NAYLER (New Zealand) pulls off a save.
20:46
90'MIDDAG (Netherlands) sees her effort hit the target.

Statistics

Ball possession
50
%
50

Attempts

11Attempts6
5On-Target3
2Off-Target2
4Blocked1

Disciplinary

8Fouls Committed6
0Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

8Corners3
2Offsides5
11Free kicks10
2Saves5

Line-ups

New Zealand
New ZealandNZL
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
(C)
84'
67'
14
72'
81'
16
90'+2
SubstitutesSubstitutes
21
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
23
(GK)
12
67'
11
72'
13
17
84'
15
18
90'+2
20
22
81'
CoachCoach
Tony READINGS (ENG)Roger REIJNERS (NED)

Match Facts

Edmonton

Commonwealth Stadium

SSI Err

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 25° CTemperature
  • 14 m/sWind
  • 31 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Quetzalli ALVARADO
    Mexico
    MexicoMEX
  • Assistant Referee 1: Mayte CHAVEZ (MEX)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Enedina CAUDILLO (MEX)
  • Fourth official: Melissa BORJAS (HON)

Groups

Group A
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Canada
CAN
31202115
China PR
CHN
31113304
Netherlands
NED
31112204
New Zealand
NZL
302123-12

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