Julie Thibaud and the Bleuettes off to a good start (4-1)

France beat Ghana (4-1)

FéMININES / SéLECTION - Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 21:42

French U20s beat Ghana in their first World Cup match.

Yesterday in Vannes, Gilles Eyquem's France U20 side played their first World Cup game against Ghana.

France rapidly worked up a 3-0 lead, thanks in large part to a brace from ex-Girondine Emelyne Laurent. Ghana pulled one back in the second half thanks to a defensive error, but Parisian Sandy Baltimore sealed the victory late on (4-1).

Julie Thibaud played the full 90 minutes in the heart of the French defence.

France will be back in action on Wednesday against New Zealand, whose opening game was a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands.