Hosts France get World Cup off to perfect start in Paris

Wendie Renard double helps see off South Korea at the Parc des Princes

France 4 South Korea 0

France got off to a perfect start in the women’s World Cup as the hosts beat South Korea 4-0 in the opening game at the Parc des Princes on Friday.

Eugenie Le Sommer and captain Amandine Henry scored either side of a Wendie Renard double as 45,261 fans watched the one-sided encounter from the stands.

Le Sommer flicked a shot into the roof of the net after nine minutes, before Renard headed home twice in the 35th minute and in first-half stoppage time.


Henry wrapped up the scoring with five minutes remaining with a superbly curled shot that went into the far corner of the net.

Norway play Nigeria in Reims in the other Group A game on Saturday.