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FIFA Women's World Cup hosts France got their tournament off to the best possible start, with a 4-0 victory over South Korea at the Parc des Princes.
In front of an attendance of 45,261, Corinne Diacre's side were quickly out of the blocks and were rewarded in the ninth minute when Amandine Henry squared the ball across for Eugenie Le Sommer to slot home from close range.
The French soon had the ball in the back of the net again, this time as Wendie Renard's header picked out defensive partner Griedge Mbock Bathy who volleyed spectacularly home but, after a lengthy delay, VAR ruled the goal out by the slenderest of margins, her left foot having been adjudged to be offside.
There was to be no doubt ten minutes later as Renard made it two with a far post header from a corner and in first half injury time - in time added on for the VAR decision - the towering central defender again made full use of her distinct height advantage by heading in her second.
France were never quite able to reach the same heights during the second half, with the game effectively over, but were to complete a great night for themselves in style when Henry capped a fine display by curling a 20-yard shot beyond the dive of Kim Min-jeong for the final goal.
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