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Norway have drafted in their towering male press officer to help prepare for the looming figure of French star Wendie Renard in their World Cup Group A showdown in Nice on Wednesday.
France players savoured a "dream" opening to the women's World Cup after the hosts set the ball rolling in style with a 4-0 win over South Korea before a sell-out crowd on Friday in Paris.
Some ten million viewers tuned in to see the Women's World Cup opening game on Friday as the 24 nation tournament got off to a colourful start.
Hosts France laid down a marker in the opening game of the women's World Cup as towering defender Wendie Renard scored twice in a rampant 4-0 win over South Korea to kick off the tournament in style in Paris on Friday.
The pressure is on France to live up to their status as one of the favourites as the host nation kick off their World Cup on Friday with the spotlight shining on women's football as never before.
The women's World Cup kicks off on Friday amid unprecedented attention as hosts France take on South Korea in Paris.
The pressure is on France as they kick off the Women's World Cup against South Korea on June 7, but while the Koreans, Norwegians and Nigerians are all potentially tricky opponents for the hosts, the format of the group stage leaves them some room to manoeuvre.
France continued preparations for their charge for Women's World Cup glory with a stuttering but eventually comprehensive 3-0 win over Thailand on Saturday.
Women's football is a bet that's paying off for French club Lyon and their president Jean-Michel Aulas.
United States will defend their Women's World Cup crown in France next month and Hope Solo believes the hosts are a major threat.
The 2019 World Cup in France will begin on 7th June and will go until 7th July, a historic month for Women's international football. Therefore, fans do not want to miss an event for which 765,000 tickets have already been sold.
The established star names were all on the list when France coach Corinne Diacre unveiled her World Cup squad on Thursday, but there was no place for PSG starlet Marie-Antoinette Katoto.