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Hockey WC 2018: New Zealand defeat France 2-1

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

pipped 2-1 in its opening game of at the stadium here on Thursday.

After a goalless first quarter, scored for in the 17th minute and as failed to convert opportunities in the later part of the second quarter, the Kiwis enjoyed a 1-0 lead at half-time.

Later, a long pass from midfield was well controlled by Stephen Jenness, who made no mistake in finding the back of the net, making the scoreline read 2-0 in New Zealand's favour with just four minutes of play left.

It seemed wouldn't be able to open its account but converted a penalty corner in the 59th minute to make the score 2-1.



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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 20:52 IST