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2015 Women's World Cup

Thiney, Le Sommer score four each in French rout

Gaëtane Thiney scored four goals in Frances 14-0 win over Bulgaria. (Photo: Zimbio/Getty Images)

France embarrassed Bulgaria in Women’s World Cup qualifying on Thursday, winning 14-0 as Gaëtane Thiney and Eugénie Le Sommer each scored four goals and had hat tricks by halftime.

Élise Bussaglia opened the scoring in the first minute before goals from Le Sommer, Thiney and Louisa Necib made it 4-0 in the sixth minute. Yes, that’s not a type — 4-0 after six minutes.

The game was well over from there, as Camille Abily and Laura Georges each added a goal and Wendie Renard chipped in a pair of goals.

France will play the United States twice in June, according to comments Les Bleues coach Philippe Bergerôo made to French media this week.

Elsewhere in Women’s World Cup qualifying, Turkey beat Montenegro, 3-1. Sevgi Çınar, Yağmur Uraz and Ebru Topçu each scored for Turkey in the win, their first three points of qualifying.

Here are the standings for UEFA Women’s World Cup qualifying. The seven group winners automatically qualify for Canada in 2015. The four runners-up with the best record against the sides first, third, fourth and fifth in their groups go into a playoff, with only one advancing to Canada.


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