France make winning start
Parisians Ève Périsset, Grace Geyoro and Kadidiatou Diani helped the host nation kick off the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on the high note of a 4-0 win over South Korea at the Parc des Princes.
While Diani started the game, her capital club teammates came off the bench. The other game in the group sees Norway face Nigeria in Reims on Saturday. France now play Norway in Nice on Wednesday.
FRANCE - SOUTH KOREA: 4-0 (3-0)
FIFA Women's World Cup - Group A
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Goals: Le Sommer (9'), Renard (35', 45+2') and Henry (85').
FRANCE: Bouhaddi - Torrent, Mbock Bathy Nka, Renard, Majri (Périsset, 74') - Henry (c), Bussaglia - Cascarino (Gauvin, 70'), Thiney (Geyoro, 86'), Le Sommer - Diani. Coach: Corinne Diacre.
SOUTH KOREA: Kim Minjung - Kim Hyeri, Hwang Boram, Kim Doyeon, Jang Selgi - Lee Youngju (Lee Mina, 69'), Cho Sohyun (c) - Kang Yumi (Kang Chaerim, 62'), Ji Soyun, Lee Geummin - Jung Seolbin (Yeo Minji, 86'). Coach: Yoon Dukyeo.
Group A standings
1. France / 3 points, +4 (1 match played)
2. Nigeria / 0 point, 0 (0 matches played)
3. Norway / 0 point, 0 (0 matches played)
4. South Korea / 0 point, -4 (1 match played)