Match 4: 29th November 2018 at 7:00 PM IST
New Zealand’s Black Sticks are pitted against returning France in their first fixture of Men's Hockey World Cup 2018. Led by Blair Tarrant, Black Sticks is one of the dark horses of the tournament, which is their tenth appearance at a Hockey World Cup. New Zealand squad brings a mix of experience and youth that has potential to upset top-ranked sides.
France, on the other hand, return to the top-flight Hockey tournament after 28 years. They earned World Cup qualification with a seventh-place finish in Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg. France have been a part of two World Cups, in 1971 and 1990.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
New Zealand – 1, France – 0, Draw – 1
Here's how the two sides may lineup for New Zealand vs France Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 match
New Zealand Playing 11:
Goalkeeper – George Enersen
Defenders – Shea McAleese, Blair Tarrant, Kane Russell, (Doubts: Dane Lett)
Midfielders – Marcus Child, Arun Panchia (Doubts: Aidan Sarikaya, Nic Woods)
Forwards – Hugo Inglis, Stephen Jenness, Jared Panchia
France Playing 11:
Goalkeeper – Arthur Thieffry
Defenders – Victor Charlet, Viktor Lockwood, Tom Genestet
Midfielders – Hugo Genestet, Nicolas Dumont, François Goyet
Forwards – Blaise Rogeau, Timothée Clément
New Zealand Hockey squad: Blair Tarrant (c), Arun Panchia (vc), Cory Bennett, Marcus Child, George Enersen, Hugo Inglis, Stephen Jenness, Richard Joyce, Dane Lett, Shea McAleese, George Muir, Dominic Newman, Jared Panchia, Hayden Phillips, Nick Ross, Kane Russell, Aidan Sarikaya and Nic Woods.
France Hockey squad: Arthur Thieffry, Pieter van Straaten, Tom Genestet, Hugo Genestet, Blaise Rogeau, Viktor Lockwood, Charles Masson, Nicolas Dumont, Gaspard Baumgarten, François Goyet, Cristoforo Peters-Deutz, Jean-Baptiste Forgues, Etienne Tynevez, Victor Charlet, Aristide Coisne, Maximilien Branicki, Timothée Clément and Corentin Saunier.
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Indian viewers can watch Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 on Star Sports and Doordarshan. New Zealand vs France Hockey match can also be Live Streamed Online on Hotstar.
This New Zealand vs France Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your FRA vs NZ Dream11 Team from the squad listed above. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update.