France cruised into the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals with a 4-0 thrashing of Morocco and will take on hosts Australia next. A dominant performance from Les Bleues in Adelaide completed the last eight line-ups as Eugenie Le Sommer’s double either side of half-time added to early goals from Kadidiatou Diani and Kenza Dali.
France had the contest settled by the midway point of the first half as they eased into a 3-0 lead and were able to lift their foot off the accelerator after the break. They now travel to Brisbane to take on Australia on Saturday.
France’s blitz of the tournament debutants secured them a quarter-final place for the third consecutive World Cup as they proved a class above world No 72 Morocco, the lowest-ranked team to ever reach the last-16.