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Hockey World Cup 2018, Match 4: New Zealand v France, Live Score, Commentary & Updates

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedNov 29, 2018 20:37 IST

NEW ZEALAND 2 - FRANCE 1

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20:37 (IST)29 NOV 2018

That's it from us here - this is Subhashish signing off- do join us when World Champions Australia face Ireland at 1700 IST tomorrow - stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest updates.

20:31 (IST)29 NOV 2018

NOT AN ENTIRELY CONVINCING WIN, BUT A WIN NONETHELESS FOR NEW ZEALAND - STEPHEN JENNESS WINS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH AWARD  

20:29 (IST)29 NOV 2018

WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT - THE FRENCH HAD 8 SHOTS ON GOAL WHILE THE BLACK STICKS MANAGED ONLY 6, 22 CIRCLE ENTRIES FOR THE FRENCH - ONLY 13 FOR NZ (WILL DARREN SMITH BE CONCENED???) - NO PCs FOR NZ - FRANCE EARNED 4 - CHARLET SCORED FROM THE LAST OF THEM

20:26 (IST)29 NOV 2018

THE BLACK STICKS EARN FULL POINTS - BUT NOT BEFORE THEY SURVIVE A REAL SCARE AS DELMEE'S CHARGERS PUT ON A BRAVE DISPLAY - THE FRENCH HAD THEIR CHANCES - MISSED A FEW BY A MERE WHISKER - CHARLET SCORED ONE BUT SHOULD HAVE GOT ANOTHER 

20:23 (IST)29 NOV 2018

FULL TIME: NEW ZEALAND 2 - FRANCE 1

20:22 (IST)29 NOV 2018

THE FRENCH TAKE THEIR GOALIE OFF 

20:21 (IST)29 NOV 2018

NEW ZEALAND 2 - FRANCE 1

20:21 (IST)29 NOV 2018

WAS THE BALL STOPPED INSIDE THE CIRCLE????

20:20 (IST)29 NOV 2018

CHARLET SCORES - BUT IS IT TOO LITTLE TOO LATE????

20:19 (IST)29 NOV 2018

58' The French pass the ball around - across both flanks - look for gaps - earn a PC

20:17 (IST)29 NOV 2018

57' One last deperate attempt by the French - can they earn a PC - no is the answer

20:16 (IST)29 NOV 2018

NEW ZEALAND 2 - FRANCE 0

20:16 (IST)29 NOV 2018

55' STEPHEN JENNESS SENDS ONE CRASHING INTO THE NET AT THE OTHER END - WHICH MAY EFFECTIVELY SEAL THE DEAL FOR THE BLACK STICKS

20:14 (IST)29 NOV 2018

54' DELMEE LOOKS ON - HIS SIDE HAS DONE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING RIGHT  - BUT HAVE FAILED TO GET THE BALL INTOT HE NET!! 

20:12 (IST)29 NOV 2018

GREAT SAVE - CHARLET IS DENIED YET AGAIN

20:12 (IST)29 NOV 2018

YET ANOTHER PC AS THE FIRST IS BLOCKED

20:11 (IST)29 NOV 2018

CAN CHARLET POWER ONE IN THIS TIME??

20:11 (IST)29 NOV 2018

52' The French come away - yet again - from the right this time - FRANCE HAVE A PC!!!!!!

20:09 (IST)29 NOV 2018

50' Kane Russell - at long last - manages to push ahead for the Black Sticks - cannot get a shot on goal

20:06 (IST)29 NOV 2018

48' The Black Sticks hanging by a thread here - Tom Genestet brilliant as ever manages to enter the striking circle but cannot find a white shirt in front of goal

20:04 (IST)29 NOV 2018

47' The tale continues - the French nearly - so very nearly find the back of the net 

20:01 (IST)29 NOV 2018

NEW ZEALAND LIVING RATHER DANGEROUSLY - THE COMPLEXION OF THIS MATCH CAN CHANGE IN A FLASH IF ONLY THE FRENCH MANAGE TO FIND SPACE IN THE NZ CIRCLE

20:00 (IST)29 NOV 2018

END OF Q3: NEW ZEALAND 1 - FRANCE 0

19:59 (IST)29 NOV 2018

43' The French possibly need to do something different if they are to find an opening goal 

19:58 (IST)29 NOV 2018

41' The Black Sticks have been unable to manufacture any attacks of their own - the French keeping the NZ defence busy

19:56 (IST)29 NOV 2018

39' Yet another chance for the French as they press harder and harder - can NZ hold on??

19:54 (IST)29 NOV 2018

19:54 (IST)29 NOV 2018

CHARLET'S FLICK IS SAVED  - GREAT CHANCE GOES ABEGGING FOR THE FRENCH

19:53 (IST)29 NOV 2018

37' Victor Charlet in the thick of the action - France have a PC - CAN CHARLET SCORE???

19:51 (IST)29 NOV 2018

36' The French keep pressing - as they obviously need to - the NZ defence holding the fort

19:50 (IST)29 NOV 2018

34' THEY DO HAVE THE SPACE - AND A CHANCE - BUT CANNOT CONTROL THE BALL AT THE GOALMOUTH 

19:48 (IST)29 NOV 2018

33' Long ball from the French - too many Black Sticks in the way yet again - what can Delmee's boys to do to find space??

19:46 (IST)29 NOV 2018

32' The French displaying a lot more urgency - get moving quickly - but give the ball away to the Black Sticks 

19:44 (IST)29 NOV 2018

The second half action begins

19:43 (IST)29 NOV 2018

"We are not playing to our structure," says Delmee

19:42 (IST)29 NOV 2018

KANE RUSSELL PUTS THE BLACK STICKS AHEAD BUT LES BLUES HAVE HELD ON ADMIRABLY AND ARE GAINING IN CONFIDENCE BY THE MINUTE - CAN THEY FIND AN EQUALIZER IN THE SECOND HALF??

19:34 (IST)29 NOV 2018

HALF-TIME: NEW ZEALAND 1 - FRANCE 0

19:34 (IST)29 NOV 2018

29' The French manage to penetrate the NZ circle - try a long crash ball in - to no avail though!!!

19:32 (IST)29 NOV 2018

27' NZ have a chance to get a shot on goal - the French goalie charges out and clears the ball to safety

19:30 (IST)29 NOV 2018

25' Lots of play on in and around the midfield as both sides attempt to probe the other in vain

19:28 (IST)29 NOV 2018

23' The pace has not been blistering but the contest has been absorbing - can the French find an equalizer??

19:27 (IST)29 NOV 2018

21' Timothee Clement has a chance to take a shot on goal!!!!! Cannot find the target though

19:25 (IST)29 NOV 2018

20' The French make their way into the NZ 23 - the NZ defence is upto the task

19:23 (IST)29 NOV 2018

19' The French persist with a high press - unable to find any space to manuever their way into the circle

19:22 (IST)29 NOV 2018

18' The opening goal opens the match up - the French now attempt to dart ahead from the left - the Black Sticks steal the ball back

19:20 (IST)29 NOV 2018

NEW ZEALAND 1 - FRANCE 0

19:20 (IST)29 NOV 2018

16' FANTASTIC SRIKE BY KANE RUSSELL WHO TRAPS AN AERIAL BALL AND SCORES A FANTASTIC RUNNING GOAL

19:18 (IST)29 NOV 2018

A RATHER CAGEY AFFAIR IN THE FIRST QUARTER - THREE SHOTS ON GOAL FOR THE BLACK STICKS - ONE FOR FRANCE. TWO CIRCLE ENTRIES EACH FOR BOTH SIDES

19:17 (IST)29 NOV 2018

END OF Q1: NEW ZEALAND 0 - FRANCE 0
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