Junior Football Ferns humbled at World Cup

Last updated 11:08 10/08/2014

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The Junior Football Ferns have been hammered 4-0 by hotshots France at the under-20 women's World Cup in Canada.

The New Zealanders entered the game in good spirits after their tournament opening 2-0 win over Paraguay but were never in the race against a slick French side.

Kadidiatou Diani opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, Claire Lavogez added the second shortly after halftime before Clarisse Le Bihan helped herself to a rapid brace, striking in the 80th and 82nd minutes at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.

France are one of the tournament favourites, with their lineup featuring a core of players that won the 2012 under-17 World Cup.

New Zealand's third and final group D game is against Costa Rica on Thursday as they bid to qualify for the quarterfinals.

It shapes as a close match: Costa Rica were beaten 5-1 by France in their opening match.

Paraguay and Costa Rica square off at midday today.

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