Women's World Cup 2019: Stoppage time goal puts the Dutch ahead

Women's World Cup 2019: Updates from New Zealand's Group E match against Netherlands, as it happened

Jill Roord

Jill Roord's late goal helped Netherlands beat New Zealand 1-0 in their opening game of the Women's World Cup 2019 in Le Havre, France on Tuesday.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019. New Zealand takes on Netherlands in a Group E match today at Stade Oceane, Le Havre, France. Follow all the updates and news from the fixture LIVE right here.

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FT : New Zealand 0 - 1 Netherlands

Netherlands has edged past New Zealand. The girls are ecstatic. What a finish! That concludes game one of the day. Join us for the next fixture where Chile takes on Sweden in a Group F match at the Stade de la Route de Lorient in Rennes, France.

90' +2 GOAAAAAAL. The Dutch score! Jill Roord gives Netherlands its opener, in the closing minutes of the game. Lovely play under pressure here and we finally see a smile on coach Sarina Wiegman's face. New Zealand 0 - 1 Netherlands.

Four minutes of stoppage time added at the end of the ninety. We know of Netherlands' penchant for late goals. Four minutes of opportunity here.

87' Final change for the girls in Orange. Beerensteyn replaces Van de Sanden. New Zealand has slowly been pushed back to its own half. They've had three strong shots at scoring and will not be happy with a goalless draw.

The last two WC goals for the Dutch have come after the 86th minute.  Are they sticking to the trend here?

 

74'  New Zealand's Sarah Gregorius and Rosie White also come off. Paige Satchell and Hannah Wilkinson have taken their place in the middle. We have about 15 minutes of normal time to go.  Netherlands also makes its change. Roord comes on to replace Groenen.  Van Dongen also replaced Van Es a few minutes earlier.

67' First change for New Zealand and first substitution of the game. Betsy Hassett is out and Annalie Longo, who is playing her fourth World Cup, comes on.

This is the third game of the World Cup that has seen a goalless first half. The other two games were the fixtures between Germany and China and Argentina and Japan.

 

54' MARTENS COMES CLOSE! It's end-to-end football at the minute as Netherlands goes on the counter-attack now. She's left unmarked on the left and she takes a touch before having a go from outside the box. Her effort is dipping, but not enough to take it under the crossbar.

52' GREAT SAVE BY VAN VEENENDAAL! Chance puts an excellent cross into the box but Gregorius misses it. It rolls through to Hassett on the other wing though and she puts another cross into the box and this time Gregorius does make contact with the ball. She scuffs the shot and Van Veenendaal has to scramble across her line to palm the effort away from her goal.

And we're back for the second half. Both teams have been brilliant today but Netherlands has hogged possession. Will see the Dutch net one to open the score line?

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HT: NEW ZEALAND 0 - 0 NETHERLANDS

 

45' +1 MISSED CHANCE! Bloodworth misses. New Zealands fail to clear their lines from the corner and Miedema has the chance to put a cross into the six-yard box from the left side of the box. Nayler just about gets it clear but collides with her defender in the process, and Bloodworth has the chance to put the ball into the back of the net from the near post. She swings at it though and instead puts it wide from very close range.

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The live entertainment has been brilliant, courtesy: Dutch supporters. It's nothing short of a carnival at Le Havre.   -  Getty Images

 

25' Gregorius is down. A stretcher was called, but a thumbs up from the physio is an encouraging sign. The nose has been iced and she's back in the middle for Netherlands.

 

11' CHANCE HITS THE CROSSBAR! She pulled away from Bloodworth on the edge of the box and chipped her effort over the goalkeeper and was looking for the top corner. Van Veenendaal was beaten, but the shot bounced off the crossbar and back into play.

10' CHANCE FOR MARTENS! New Zealand just sit back and allows Netherlands to come forward with the ball. Van de Sanden squares the ball to Martens on the edge of the box and she takes her shot first time, but it's a comfortable save for Nayler.

If either of these teams manage to win by a margin or two goals or more, it will move to the top of Group E, overtaking leaders Canada.

Kadeisha Buchanan's goal helped Canada to a 1-0 win over Cameroon on Monday. For more details, click here.

 

5' Van de Donk has gone down very early with an injury and the medical team are straight across to give her some treatment. It looks like a problem with her ankle after Percival caught her with a late challenge. She's back on her feet though and it looks like she's going to try and carry on for now.

0' KICKOFF. And we're underway. Who do you have your money on?

 

Team News

Netherlands: Van Veenendaal; Van Lunteren, Van der Gragt, Bloodworth, Van Es; Groenen, Van de Donk, Spitse; Van de Sanden, Miedema, Martens.

New Zealand: Nayler; Bott, Stott, Erceg, Riley; Hassett, Bowen, Percival, White, Chance; Gregorius.

 

Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)

READ | 26 female referees in FIFA Women's World Cup 2019

 

PREVIEW: NZL vs NED

Continental champions take on each other at the Stade Oceane, Le Havre, France.

New Zealand come into this competition hoping to make some history by winning its first game and making it out of the group stages for the first time at the World Cup.

It comes in today, having won four of their last eight matches (L4) since qualifying for the tournament by winning the OFC Nation's Cup in December.

New Zealand faces a Netherlands side that was a surprise winner of the European Championships in 2017 and who has won its last three matches in the build-up to the World Cup.

DID YOU KNOW: New Zealand has played more matches at Women's World Cup final tournaments without securing a single win than any other nation in the history of the competition (12).