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France 4-0 South Korea: Women’s World Cup hosts open with one-sided victory

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Hosts France began the Women's World Cup in superb fashion by thrashing South Korea in the opening game.

Corinne Diacre's side are one of the favourites for the tournament and have now won 14 of their last 15 games.

The French dominated as Eugenie Le Sommer swept home after nine minutes and Griedge Mbock Bathy's volley was ruled out by VAR for offside.

But towering centre-half Wendie Renard twice thumped in headers from corners and Amandine Henry curled in a fourth.

South Korea's best chance fell to Lee Min-a in the second half but, with only the goalkeeper to beat, screwed her effort wide.

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More to follow.

Line-ups

France Women

  • 16Bouhaddi
  • 4Torrent
  • 19Mbock Bathy
  • 3Renard
  • 10MajriSubstituted forPérissetat 74'minutes
  • 6Henry
  • 15Bussaglia
  • 20CascarinoSubstituted forGauvinat 70'minutes
  • 9Le Sommer
  • 11Diani
  • 17ThineySubstituted forGeyoroat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Durand
  • 2Périsset
  • 5Tounkara
  • 7Karchaoui
  • 8Geyoro
  • 12Laurent
  • 13Gauvin
  • 14Bilbault
  • 18Asseyi
  • 21Peyraud-Magnin
  • 22Debever
  • 23Clemaron

South Korea Women

  • 18Kim
  • 20Kim
  • 4Hwang
  • 5Kim
  • 16Jang
  • 12KangSubstituted forKangat 52'minutes
  • 15LeeSubstituted forLeeat 69'minutes
  • 8Cho
  • 17Lee
  • 10Ji
  • 11JungSubstituted forYeoat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Kang
  • 2Lee
  • 3Jeong
  • 6Lim
  • 7Lee
  • 9Moon
  • 13Yeo
  • 14Shin
  • 19Lee
  • 21Jung
  • 22Son
  • 23Kang
Referee:
Claudia Umpiérrez

Match Stats

Home TeamFrance WomenAway TeamSouth Korea Women
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home21
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home13
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away11

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