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2019 Women's World Cup

Day 1: Wendie Renard finds a brace as French rout South Korea, 4-0

Photo Copyright Daniela Porcelli

France opened up their World Cup tournament with a bang.

Against South Korea, the French stream-rolled their way to three points to in the opening match of the World Cup. Wendie Renard found the back of Kim Minjung’s net twice with her head as France won, 4-0 at the Parc de Princes in Paris. The 6-foot-2 center back has over 100 appearance for France.

Eugénie Le Sommer scored the opening goal with only nine minutes past in the match. Meanwhile, French captain Amadine Henry scored the final goal of the night in the 85th minute. In the match, France didn’t have many defensive duties throughout the night, as South Korea recorded four shots, but none on goal.

Meanwhile, the French kept Kim Minjung busy throughout the night with eight shots on goal. The Korean goalkeeper made four saves. Korea had some life whenever VAR called a goal from center back Griedge Mbock Bathy. The officiating crew called the goal offside after taking a second look at it.

France will take on Norway in their next group stage match on June 12 at 3 p.m. ET. Meanwhile, on the same day, South Korea will take on Nigeria at 9 a.m. ET.

Goal Summary

  • France (Eugénie Le Sommer, 9′)
  • France (Wendie Renard, 35′)
  • France (Wendie Renard, 45’+2′)
  • France (Amadine Henry, 85′)

Caution Summary

  • None

— Rachael McKriger

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