Womens World Cup is all go

Over the weekend the Women's World Cup begun in France as South Korea played the hosts. It was to be a tough task for the Koreans as they lost 4-0, while the Japanese Women drew 0-0 to Argentina in Paris. The Chinese then lost out 1-0 to the Germans in an encouraging match for the Chinese. 

The French run riot 

In all, it was to be a great opening night for the French as they opened their own World Cup as they look the join the men's team as world champions. The match started so well to for the hosts as Eugenie Le Sommer scored the first with the fastest in a Women's World Cup opening match.

It then got worse and worse for the Koreans who still have a way to go to match the top sides in the women's game. This was seen with the Koreans unable to stop France's as Renard heading two goals before the break. Then a name in French football known well made it four. This time it was the name of Amandine Henry that the French fans where cheering.

In the end, the skill of the French was too much for this improving South Korea side. The home side though just had more strength and were stronger all over the pitch. As the height of Renard was hard to deal with as the Lyon player stands at 6 foot 1 inch and she used that height to header home two goals.

Japan held to a goalless draw

It was to be a much better opening match for Japan as they were held to a 0-0 draw with Argentina. The 2015 runners-up and 2011 winners will find it hard to follow that going by this show though. They encounter a tough group too as they face a very good Scotland side next and end the group by facing England. 

The 0-0 draw does make the group look tough now for Japan who is ranked seventh in the world. The defence of Argentina ranked 37 in the world was too good for Japan to get past. The signs then as they face Scotland ranked 20 in the world next is they will need to be better in the attack.  

It was great to see such a big crowd at this match though with a crowd of 25,055 which is a sign of how much the improvement in the popularity of the women's game. I think the early signs are all East Asian sides will find this tough to get out their groups but if you have not seen it yet get watching this tournament its been great entertainment so far. 

China defends well but loses out 

Lastly to the Chinese who are a much better outfit than their male counterparts right now. They could not though keep out Germany as they kept a strong defensive line but eventually lost out 1-0. 

This match saw Wang Shuang play in the country she plays a professional career in as the Chinese midfielder played the second 45 minutes and picked up a booking. Her exclusion from the starting line up was debated amongst fans in China too. 

The match though will be remembered by China's good defensive display that was broken on 66 minutes by the German Giulia Gwinn aged just 19-years-old. 

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