Wow! What’s the brilliant opening by the host! As you know France is hosting Women’s World cup 2019 and opened the tournament off to a big start by defeating South Korea by 4-0. On the other hand Spain defeats South Africa by 3-1.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup held between 7 June and 7 July 2019. In March 2015, France won the right to host the event, the first time the country is hosting the tournament, and the third time by a European nation. Matches are planned for nine cities across France. The United States enters the competition as defending champions. It is also the first Women’s World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system. A total of 24 teams from 6 continents participated in the tournament in the hope of winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019.
France defeats South Korea 4-0
Corinne Diacre’s produced an enthusiastic performance to take a deserved lead by 3-0 at half-time and all thanks to forwarding Eugenie Le Sommer’s early opener and two headers from towering defender Wendie Renard, The Player of the Match. The midfielder, Amandine Henry, turned in an excellent fourth goal late on, which is pleasant for around 45000 fans inside the Parc des Princes.
“We started well, it was the way to go we made it easy for ourselves. It was important to score a second goal before the break, we did even better,” France coach Corinne Diacre told a news conference.
The victory of Spain over South Africa by 3-1
Spain defeated South Africa by 3-1. South Africa first responded in the 25th minute, till then Spain was still struggling against SA. Though Spain responded first in the 69th minute and then in the 82nd minute of the match and finally the third goal a few minutes later, thus resulting in Spain scoring 3-1 against SA. All three goals took by three different players in Spain Team.
The victory of Germany over China by 1-0
Germany midfielder, Giulia Gwinn, scored the game’s only goal of the day winning by 1-0 after defeating China on Saturday. The china’s midfielder is replaced by another player due to injury. Both the teams seem to be much frustrated as the match continues. Germany had several chances to win more but it couldn’t.
How VAR valued the match
Griedge Mbock Bathy thought she had scored France’s second goal but it was ruled out for a second decision by the video assistant referee system. VAR is being used in the Women’s World Cup for the first time and the FIFA fans whistled in excitement and frustration as it takes a long time to give the pending decision. The replays showed that the officials had been correct with Mbock Barthy’s foot in an offside position, albeit by the smallest of margins.
Highlights of the Match
- Lead Players
Eugine LE SOMMER 9′
Wendie RENARD 35′
Wendie RENARD 45’+2′
Amandine HENRY 85′
France-21, South Korea-4
- Performance (France – South Korea)
Ball possession: 60%- 40%
Pass Accuracy: 87% – 74%
Passes Completed: 540-227
Distance Covered: 103km-105km
- Fouls Committed
South Korea- 11
- Goals and Wins
France: Goals- 8 and Wins- 3
South Korea: Goals-0 and Wins- 0