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France romps past Costa Rica 5-1 in FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup opener

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MONTREAL - Claire Lavogez scored twice including once on a penalty as France rolled over Costa Rica 5-1 in both team's opening game at the Under-20 Women's World Cup on Wednesday.

Lavogez sent France ahead by one just seven minutes into the game on a penalty before scoring again in the 38th minute.

Faustine Robert and Ouleymata Sarr also scored for France, which led 4-0 at halftime and benefited in the 22nd minute by Costa Rica's Fabiola Villalobos scoring in her own net.

Michelle Montero scored in injury time to give Costa Rica its only goal.

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NEW ZEALAND 2 PARAGUAY 0

MONTREAL — Two quick goals in the first half put the Kiwis ahead of Paraguay for good.

Emma Rolston scored in the 40th minute and Steph Skilton added another just three minutes later for New Zealand.

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ENGLAND 1 SOUTH KOREA 1

MONCTON, N.B. — England rallied from an early blunder to salvage a draw against South Korea.

Lee Sodam scored for South Korea after England allowed a penalty kick in the 15th minute.

Martha Harris tied the game in the 68th minute for England.

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MEXICO 1 NIGERIA 1

MONCTON, N.B. — Mexico and Nigeria each scored in the first half en route to a draw.

Fabiola Ibarra's goal in the 28th minute briefly put Mexico ahead until Nigeria's Osarenoma Igbinovia replied in the 42nd minute.

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