New Zealand have made a winning start to the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup, beating Switzerland 2-1 in their Group A opener in Japan.
The Junior Football Ferns can now guarantee a place in the quarterfinals of the 16 nation tournament with a win in either of their remaining two pool games against the hosts or Mexico although one more point may be enough to progress.
Evie Millynn and Rosie White scored a goal in each half, while Switzerland scored in extra time.
Coach Aaron McFarland says they targeted this game so they're delighted with the win but it's a good opportunity to be picky on the performance because it wasn't the best we had to offer by a long way.
New Zealand play Japan on Wednesday.