Junior Football Ferns humbled at World Cup

Last updated 11:08 10/08/2014

Relevant offers

Football

Team Wellington have all the momentum heading into SSP semifinal v Waitakere Four points needed for All Whites to move onto next stage of World Cup Qualifying Senior players need to lead from the front for depleted Wellington Phoenix Peruvian police seize $130 million worth of cocaine with Lionel Messi branding on packaging England football fans chided for WWII chant targeted at German rivals in friendly match hours after London terror attack Socceroos struggle to fourth draw in a row against Iraq in World Cup qualifying Brisbane Roar assistant Ross Aloisi banned for four A-League matches Wellington Phoenix urge FFA to introduce A-League international breaks Anthony Hudson unloads frustration at 'negativity' over All Whites squad selection England football fans' shameful chants during friendly with Germany

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.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content