Women's World Cup - Round of 16
France3South Korea0

France 3-0 South Korea

France celebrate scoring against South Korea
France were two goals ahead after eight minutes and never looked back

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.

Line-ups

France

  • 16Bouhaddi
  • 8Houara
  • 4Georges
  • 2Renard
  • 3Boulleau
  • 12Thomis
  • 6Henry
  • 10AbilySubstituted forHamraouiat 77'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 14Necib Cadamuro
  • 18DelieSubstituted forDianiat 84'minutes
  • 9Le SommerSubstituted forThineyat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Deville
  • 5Delannoy
  • 7Dali
  • 11Lavogez
  • 13Diani
  • 15Bussaglia
  • 17Thiney
  • 19Mbock Bathy
  • 20Butel
  • 21Gerard
  • 22Majri
  • 23Hamraoui

South Korea

  • 18Kim
  • 19Kim
  • 5Kim
  • 4Shim
  • 2LeeBooked at 33mins
  • 13KwonSubstituted forLeeat 60'minutes
  • 8Cho
  • 16KangSubstituted forParkat 78'minutes
  • 23LeeBooked at 85mins
  • 7Jeon
  • 9ParkSubstituted forAat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jun
  • 3Lim
  • 10Ji
  • 11Jung
  • 12A
  • 14Song
  • 15Park
  • 17Kim
  • 20Kim
  • 21Yoon
  • 22Lee
Referee:
Salome Di Iorio
Attendance:
15,518

Match Stats

Home TeamFranceAway TeamSouth Korea
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away8

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada31202115
2China31113304
3Netherlands31112204
4New Zealand302123-12

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany3210151147
2Norway32108267
3Thailand3102310-73
4Ivory Coast3003316-130

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Japan33004139
2Cameroon32019366
3Switzerland310211473
4Ecuador3003117-160

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA32104137
2Australia31114404
3Sweden30304403
4Nigeria301236-31

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil33004049
2South Korea311145-14
3Costa Rica302134-12
4Spain301224-21

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France32016246
2England32014316
3Colombia31114314
4Mexico301228-61
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