Dutch women open World Cup campaign with 1-0 win

The Dutch women's World Cup squad. Photo: KNVB Media
Photo: KNVB Media

The Netherlands opened their women’s World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over New Zealand in injury time.

Jill Roord scored the only goal of the game on Tuesday afternoon in Le Havre, France.

The Netherlands meet Cameroon, who lost 1-0 to Canada, in their second Group E match on Saturday.

‘I think we can play better than we did today. But we were looking for a win and New Zealand were looking for a draw, and I’m very glad we finally got what we wanted,’ said Oranje coach Sarina Wiegman.

‘I’m very relieved, of course. Let’s hope that we play better in our next match – that’s our goal. We want to create more scoring opportunities than we did today.’

Oranje are current European champions.

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