WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nov 29, 2018, 09.35 PM
New Zealand defeated France 2-1 in a tight Pool A clash to open their World Cup campaign with a hard-fought victory at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday.
Kane Russell scored for New Zealand in the 17th minute to give his team a 1-0 lead which was fursther extended by Stephen Jenness. He powered the ball home to extend the lead 2-0 in the fourth and final quarter with a controlled long pass.
Jenness was given player of the match for his crucial contribution to New Zealand's victory.