Host nation makes winning start at Women's World Cup

Host nation France opened the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with a brilliant victory over South Korea in front of an overjoyed, sold-out crowd in Paris on Friday. Corinne Diacre's side who are among the favourites to win the eighth edition of this competition, produced a breathless performance to take a deserved 3-0 lead at half-time thanks to forward Eugenie Le Sommer's early opener and two headers from towering defender Wendie Renard.

Midfielder Amandine Henry curled in an excellent fourth goal late on, much to the delight of the 45,261 fans inside the Parc Des Princes. With the win, France moves to the top of Group "A" on 3 points. Action continues on Saturday with three matches. In Group "B", two time winners Germany will take on China at 8:00 am. In this game, Jamaicans Princess Brown and Stephanie Dale Yee-Sing will officiate as assistant referees. At 11am, Spain will take on South Africa in the other Group "B" contest. In Group “A" 1995 World Cup winners Norway will play Nigeria at 2:00 pm.





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