Women’s World Cup: Hosts France edge past Norway in Nice
France all but secured a place in the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup after striker Valerie Gauvin marked her return with a goal against Norway.
Striker Gauvin did not start the win over South Korea after showing up late for training but scored from a cross.
The celebrations did not last – Wendie Renard finding her own net while trying to put the ball out for a corner.
France sealed victory through Eugenie Le Sommer’s penalty after Marion Torrent was fouled by Ingrid Engen.
Cheered on by a crowd of 34,872 in Nice, hosts France had to dig deep to seal victory.
They top Group A with six points from two games – three ahead of second-placed Norway and third-placed Nigeria – with one group game left against Nigeria on Monday (20:00 BST).
More to follow.