8 Mar 2011

Football Ferns beaten by France

11:45 am on 8 March 2011

The New Zealand women's football team has been beaten 5-2 by France in their final group match at the Cyprus Cup tournament in Nicosia.

New Zealand finish third in Group B behind the French and a rampant Dutch side - who qualified for the final with a 6-nil win over Switzerland.

New Zealand now playoff for 7th overall against Mexico, a team they'll meet in the World Cup later this year.