Host nation France opens Women's World Cup with dominant win vs. South Korea
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France kicked off its World Cup campaign with a dominant performance on Friday, cruising to a 4-0 victory over South Korea at the Parc des Princes.

The 45,261 fans in attendance were treated to a masterclass performance from the host side in the opening match of the 2019 Women's World Cup; France was rarely in danger of conceding a goal against a vastly inferior South Korean team.

The smoke had barely settled from the opening ceremony before French fans were on their feet celebrating the tournament's first goal. Eugenie Le Sommer got on the end of a low cross and hammered the ball into the back of the net less than 10 minutes into the contest.

Wendie Renard, the tallest player at the 2019 Women's World Cup, then put her mark on the match, soaring over her markers to score twice in an opening half that saw France outshoot South Korea 16-0 and score on three of 11 chances created.

Amandine Henry put the nail in South Korea's coffin, adding France's fourth goal of the evening with under five minutes remaining.

Corinne Diacre's women will next face Norway on June 12 before closing out the group stage with an encounter against Nigeria five days later.

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