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Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

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  1. Post update

    Tom Garry's match report from this match is worth reading if you missed any of the action. But that's all from me tonight.

    The World Cup kicked off with a bang! I'm back for the Spain v South Africa match tomorrow. There's some incredible individual stories behind the South African team so I'm looking forward to seeing how they get on.

    See you then!

  2. Coming up tomorrow...

    Now that the World Cup is well and truly underway, we have three more games coming up tomorrow and you can follow them all on the BBC.

    First up is Germany v China at 14:00 BST and you can watch that live from Rennes on BBC One, as well as following the live text.

    Spain v South Africa follows at 17:00 BST in Le Havre and that's on the Red Button and online.

    And at 20:00 BST, it's Norway v Nigeria in Reims and that is also on the Red Button and online.

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    SMS Message: France have looked good in this game, but the next game is where they need to keep their composure. However, they are a top quality side and they deserve to go far in their own World Cup. from Paul, Newmarket
    Paul, Newmarket
  4. Post update

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC One

    Germany v China is probably the pick of the games on Saturday.

    Germany have gone under the radar a little bit and not been as stunning in terms of form and results as previous years so it will be good to see what their level is.

  5. Post update

    Feast your eyes on these. Four goals, two headers and a peach of a curler.

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    Video caption: Eugénie Le Sommer breaks the deadlock for France

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    Video caption: Wendie Renard heads in France's second goal against South Korea

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    Video caption: Wendie Renard increases France's lead before the break

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    Video caption: Amandine Henry scores France's fourth goal against South Korea
  6. 'Could be the game of the century'

    France 4-0 South Korea

    Hope Solo

    Former US goalkeeper and World Cup winner

    [On a potential France v US tie in the knockout stages] "It could be the game of the century and I hope both sides get through their groups and meet back here. They are two great attacking teams with defenders who can score goals."

  7. 'They have danger everywhere'

    France 4-0 South Korea

    Pat Nevin

    Former Chelsea and Scotland winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    It was deserved. France controlled the game and they have danger everywhere. The full-backs, the centre-backs, the wingers were devastating in the first-half and then they bring on Valerie Gauvin - she looked something special as well.

    This is a team who will be in the running to win this tournament - no doubt about it.

  8. A Katy Perry hat-trick

    FT: France 4-0 South Korea

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Le Parc des Princes

    And I can confirm that they're playing Katy Perry AGAIN. There's her hat-trick.

  9. Some of the best stats

    France 4-0 South Korea

    This was the biggest win by a host nation in their opening game of a FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament since China PR defeated Norway 0-4 in 1991.

    South Korea have lost six matches at the tournament, half of which have come against France (3).

    Eugenie Le Sommer’s goal was her 75th for France. The only female with more is Marinette Pichon (81 goals).

  10. 'Adults v children'

    France 4-0 South Korea

    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker on BBC One

    France were very confident and they knew exactly what they had to do at home. They made South Korea look very weak. It looked like an adults v children game.

  11. Laps of honour

    FT: France 4-0 South Korea

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Le Parc des Princes

    Both sets of players have set off on laps of honour. The South Korea fans behind one goal are waving their scarves in the air too. They've clearly enjoyed the spectacle regardless.

    At the other end, the French squad are all bouncing, dancing and applauding their overjoyed fans.

  12. 'You didn't see much of Cho So-hyun'

    France 4-0 South Korea

    Pat Nevin

    Former Chelsea and Scotland winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    You didn't see much of Cho So-hyun she was closed down and she was up against the best player on the park in Amandine Henry.

    South Korea will not get that all the time though. When the space opened up and they brought players on they did better. Lee Mi-na is a player and the coach will understand they need to get hold of the ball more.

  13. 'A wonderful, wonderful goal'

    France 4-0 South Korea

    Amandine Henry rounds off a night to remember for France as she curls in a beauty of a fourth goal for the hosts.

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    Video caption: Amandine Henry scores France's fourth goal against South Korea
  14. 'Stopping France is a really difficult task'

    France 4-0 South Korea

    Rachel Brown-Finnis

    Ex-England goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Stopping France is a really difficult task so what you have to look at is where they are vulnerable.

    Down the middle Wendie Renard is not renowned as the fastest player and they do have spells where they switch-off.

    South Korea pressed higher in the second-half but they were too far off the French in the first-half and France showed how dominant and stunning they can be when you give them the ball.

  15. 'French are all smiles'

    FT: France 4-0 South Korea

    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at Le Parc des Princes

    The flags are waving, the hooters are sounding and the French players are all smiles.

    They could not have wished for a better start to their home tournament.

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    Ross Quinn: Well done to France. Unfortunate for Korea to come up against a team like this on form. Refereeing horrific for the second half though. A ghost offside and some interesting decisions but topped off by a brilliant Henry goal.

  17. Post update

    So here is what the Group A table looks like after the opening match. France are top and where they are expected to be after the next two rounds of matches.

  18. 'Brillaint team effort'

    France 4-0 South Korea

    Alex Scott

    Ex-England international on BBC One

    Exactly what the fans wanted. You can hear how loud the fans are cheering and it is only going to pick up speed.

    Everything about them was impressive and they finally played as a team. We always talk about them being brilliant individually but today it was a team effort.

  19. 'Fantastic French performance'

    France 4-0 South Korea

    Sue Smith

    Former England forward on BBC One

    I think it has been a fantastic French performance even though they have not been pressured too much. Going forward they have been excellent.


    France 4-0 South Korea

    Wow, what a start from the French. They are off and running in impressive style on home soil. The first victory of the World Cup is for France.