France 3-0 South Korea
France set up a fascinating quarter-final tie against Germany at the Women's World Cup after brushing aside South Korea.
Marie Laure Delie swept home and Elodie Thomis exchanged passes with Louisa Necib before adding a second as France took an early grip on the tie.
Thomis added a second after the break following a surging run and precise cutback from Eugenie Le Sommer.
Philippe Bergeroo's team will play Germany in Montreal on Friday.
That game kicks off at 21:00 BST and will be one of the most eagerly awaited matches of the competition.
Although France suffered a shock defeat by Colombia in the group stages, they still topped Group F after wins over England and Mexico and have now scored eight unanswered goals in their last two games.
Silvia Neid's Germany defeated Sweden 4-1 in their second-round tie on Saturday to book their place in the last eight.
|Analysis from former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis|
|"The damage was done in the first half and after they went 2-0 up they managed the game pretty well. They were able to pick and choose when to accelerate and attack Korea again."Thomis was a real handful from the very start and showed some excellent technical skills."The draw has brought up a fantastic game at such an early stage - both France and Germany are on fire, scoring lots of goals. France are very fluid up front while Germany are very clinical."|
They are ranked number one in the world and have scored 19 goals in their four games in Canada.
They won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007 and will provide a stern test for Bergeroo's talented side, who are ranked third in the world.
However, against South Korea, the French were simply too classy for their opponents, who were without Chelsea midfielder Ji So-yun.
All three goals came at the end of flowing, fluid moves that featured precise play in the opposition area - with Le Sommer heavily involved.
Korea did come close to a consolation through Yoo Young-a, who forced a decent save from Sarah Bouhaddi with a well-struck shot after an error by the keeper had gifted the opening.
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