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Weekend roundup: Dutch win, New Zealand draw

France’s high-profile victory over the United States on Sunday dominated the headlines, but five other 2015 World Cup teams were also in action.

Mexico defeated Ecuador twice in three days, on Thursday and Saturday.

The Netherlands, World Cup darkhorses, smacked minnow and 2015 World Cup debutantes Thailand, 7-0 on Saturday in what looked like a sloppy game for both teams:

New Zealand, the fifth 2015 World Cup participant in action over the weekend, tied North Korea, 1-1. Hannah Wilkinson gave New Zealand the lead 11 minutes in, but Jo Yun Mi equalized 10 minutes later. Despite being ranked No. 7 in the world, North Korea will not participate in the 2015 World Cup, serving a ban from 2011, when five players failed drug tests.

Australia is in action on Monday (U.S. time) against North Korea. Australia and New Zealand play on Thursday.


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