Netherlands needs extra time to prevail in opening match
Jill Roord scores lone goal as New Zealand remains without World Cup win
Jill Roord came off the bench and scored in stoppage time to give the Netherlands a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the Women's World Cup group opener for both teams Tuesday in Le Havre, France.
The tough loss after a strong defensive effort means 19th-ranked New Zealand is still looking for its first-ever World Cup victory.
The Netherlands made its World Cup debut in 2015 and got through to the knockout stage but lost to eventual runner-up Japan. The team has raised it profile since, winning the 2017 Euros.