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  1. Gregarius follows up saved shot to give New Zealand victory
  2. Women's World Cup gets under way on 7 June
  3. England face Scotland in first game on 9 June

Live Reporting

By Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

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  1. 'A bittersweet send off'

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Right that's me done for today.

    You can read our match report here.

    And here's a little bit more light reading ahead of the real thing next week.

    Thanks for joining me.

    Lionesses Twitter account
  2. How to follow the World Cup on the BBC

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    In case you're wondering how to stay in touch with the Women's World Cup....

    Well we've got you covered.

    The competition, which kicks off on 7 June, will be hosted in nine cities and played in nine different venues.

    And BBC Sport will have extensive coverage of every game across television, radio and online.

    You can read more about that here.

  3. All you need to know about the WWC

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Hosts France get the competition - which runs from 7 June to 7 July - under way with their opening group match against South Korea in Paris.

    Scotland, who are making their first appearance at the World Cup, will meet England in Nice on 9 June in what is the opening game for both countries.

    Holders the United States will begin the defence of their title against Thailand, who are ranked 29th in the world, on 11 June in Reims.

    The semi-finals and final are being held in Lyon and will take place from 2 July.

    But if you want to know more about the key dates, star players and the favourites to take home the trophy just have a read of this.

  4. Post update

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Caroline Chapman

    BBC Sport at the Amex Stadium

    The England players don't look too disheartened as they exit the pitch with warm smiles for the waiting fans, stopping to sign flags, programmes and shirts.

    Lucy Bronze took a couple of knocks during the match and walked off fairly gingerly down the tunnel at full-time.

    Fingers crossed it's nothing sinister for the Lyon full-back, who is such a key part of the Lionesses squad.

  5. Can England improve on third-place?

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    The Lionesses get their World Cup campaign under way against Scotland in Nice on Sunday, 9 June two days after hosts France open up the tournament against South Korea on Friday.

    England, who are among the pre-tournament favourites to win the world title this summer, will then face Argentina on 14 June and 2011 champions Japan on 19 June, with Phil Neville's side hoping to improve on their third-place finish four years ago.

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    SMS Message: England have been very poor. Not clear what the game plan is? We have so much quality but aside from Carney no one is playing to their potential. Neville must be steaming. from Mark B
    Mark B
    SMS Message: This has been a disappointing performance, hoping we can nick a draw late on but this is worrying so close to the World Cup. In all 4 of these warm up matches we've been nowhere near our best but I would have expected a strong effort today. Our attack has had no bite! from Jake, Rainhill
    Jake, Rainhill
  7. Post update

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    The defeat was England's second in four games in their 'Road to France' series, following April's 1-0 loss to Canada and well-deserved victories over Spain and Denmark.

    There last defeat prior to that was in November against Canada.

    Still better to get them out of the way now.

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    Sean: Complete smash and grab for New Zealand, England completely dominated the stats other than the one that matters. Frustrating.

  9. Post update

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Well that was a turn up for the books. Who have thought that England would lose their final warm-up game.

    But beaten they were by a resilient New Zealand side at Brighton's Amex Stadium.

    You can read our report which is starting to build here.

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    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC One

    What England can't do is dwell on this result. They've got a World Cup in less than a week's time and can't take anything negative into it.

    It's a blip, it's a bad day at the office, but they'll go into the World Cup with no changes to their mentality.

  11. 'The real thing starts next week'

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    England manager Phil Neville: "It was frustrating, we played some really good football but once they got a goal it was always going to be difficult. The girls gave everything, they've worked hard. The disappointing this is that we got an unbelievable crowd here and we haven't got the win they deserved. The real thing starts next week.

    "Certain players needed minutes. We will need every single player to be up to speed for the tournament. A bad result isn't going to change the way we go about things. The players know we are on the right track.

    "Fair play to New Zealand, they came here with a gameplan and they executed it well."

  12. More class and craft needed

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC One

    I think the England players will be frustrated not to have executed the game plan as well as they wanted. They dominated and couldn't break them down.

    England are going to have to show a lot more class and craft at the World Cup to break down teams like New Zealand because they will bank up and make it difficult for them.

    Team like the USA and Germany, they make their chances count. Maybe the girls went in with a tiny bit of complacency.

  13. Post update

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC One

    England weren't clinical enough in front of goal and conceded a poor goal.

    But the most important thing is that Phil Neville has a fully-fit squad because we want them to peak at the World Cup.

  14. Post update

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Caroline Chapman

    BBC Sport at the Amex Stadium

    Well, no one expected that. New Zealand have had a decent run in to the World Cup with two wins from three before this game, but they're ranked 16 places below England.

    It's a disappointing finish for the Lionesses, who fly out to France next week ahead of their opener against Scotland.


    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Game over. That's the Lionesses third defeat in eight games.

    Steph Houghton waves to the crowd
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    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Alex Greenwood darts down the left for England. What can she do from here? She whips a lovely ball into the box but a clutch of New Zealand defenders are covering.

    That should be that.

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    England 0-1 New Zealand

    We're now well into four minutes of added time. Can England find an equaliser?

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    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC One

    I'm going for New Zealand's goalkeeper Erin Nayler for player of the match. She's the reason England haven't scored. She made some top-class saves. The early chances that England had, having that commanding figure at the back, that leader, it helps the defence in front of her. You can see she's constantly communicating with the players in front of her.

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    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Keep your head over the ball. Keep your head over the ball....pretty much Georgia Stanway's first touch after coming on to replace Keira Walsh sees her unload at goal from 20-yards.

    But she's rifled that one well over the bar.

    That was half a chance.

  20. Post update

    England 0-1 New Zealand

    Is this a chance? Karen Carney drops a corner on to Steph Houghton's head but the Manchester City defender is under pressure and leaning back as she heads over from a a corner.