#FIFAWWC: Sell-out crowd sees dominant France defeat South Korea

France’s Wendie Renard celebrates scoring her side’s third goal of the game. (PA Images)

France and South Korea kicked off the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Friday evening, with a crowd of 45,261 at Parc des Princes witnessing a 4-0 victory for the host nation.

On top from the off, Les Bleues were in front inside 10 minutes through an Eugenie le Sommer finish from just outside the six-yard box following a ball by Amandine Henry.

Wendie Renard headed on a corner for Griedge Mbock Bathy to volley home but the latter was judged by VAR to be fractionally offside.

However, Renard scored twice herself with headers from flag-kicks in the last 10 minutes or so of the half.

South Korea did eventually have a shot at goal midway through the second half but Henry got a fourth goal for the French when running at the defence and curling a 20-yard strike inside the far post.

Norway and Nigeria play the second Group A game at 8pm (UK time) today but before that there’s Group B action with Germany v China (2pm) and Spain v South Africa (5pm).

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