France vs New Zealand Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 | France vs New Zealand
The next game of the night will see the Kiwis going up against the Blues, France who will be featuring for the very first time in a Hockey World Cup.
The Black Sticks Men led by the experienced defender Blair Tarrant are going into this tournament with a full-fledged squad at their disposal. Currently ranked number 9 in the world, this squad is high on experience with as many as eight players with 100+ international caps and 3 with 90-plus.
Their biggest challenge in this group would be the Olympic Champions Argentina who are pipped as one of the favorites to lift the coveted title.
They may look the weakest team in the group, however, with the Paris Olympics scheduled to take place in 2024, they have put some emphasis on their hockey team.
This would be the first instance when the Blues will be making it into the Hockey World Cup. They can be unpredictable and can make some early strides and come up with some surprises.
Let us delve into the FRA vs NZ Dream11 predicted seven, team news, and squads;
When: November 29, 07:00 PM, IST
Where: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
New Zealand: Stay Tuned
France: Stay Tuned
New Zealand: Marcus Child, George Enersen, Hugo Inglis, Stephen Jenness, Cory Bennett, Nic Woods, Richard Joyce, Dane Lett, Shea McAleese, George Muir, Blair Tarrant, Dominic Newman, Arun Panchia, Hayden Phillips, Nick Ross, Jared Panchia, Kane Russell, Aidan Sarikaya.
France: Artur Thieffry, Charles Masson, Aristide Cosine, Nicolas Dumont, Corentin Saunier, Pieter van Straaten, Tom Genestet, Blaise Rogeau, Hugo Genestet, Timothee Clement, Victor Lockwood, Cristoforo Peters-Duetz, Gaspard Baumgarten, Maximillien Branicki, Francois Goyet, Jean-Baptiste Forgues, Etienne Tynevez, Victor Charlet.
France: A Thieffry(GK), Victor Charlet, Hugo Genestet, Viktor Lockwood, Tom Genestet, J Forgues, A Ferec, F Goyet, N Dumont, B Rogeau, K Mercurio. (Doubt: A Coffiginez, T Clement)
New Zealand: G Enersen(GK), Hayden Phillips, Blair Tarrant, Marcus Child, K Russell, D Lett, A Panchia, J Panchia, H Inglis, A Sarikaya, S Jenness. (Doubt: N Woods, S McAleese)
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For France, Hugo Genestet, Victor Charlet and Viktor Lockwood are the players to watch-out.
New Zealand who are ranked 9th currently will heavily rely on the experienced trio of Blair Tarrant, Marcus Child, Hayden Phillips.