Women's World Cup: Opening defeat for Cho

Cho So-hyun in action against France

West Ham United's Cho So-hyun suffered an opening day defeat in the FIFA Women's World Cup on Friday night, when South Korea were beaten 4-0 by hosts France.

Korea captain Cho played the 90 minutes at the Parc des Princes, but was unable to prevent her team from starting with a reverse.

France, who are among the favourites to triumph in the tournament, came at Korea from the off and opened the scoring nine minutes in through Eugenie Le Sommer.

They were relentless in their play and added to their lead before the break with a double from defender Wendie Renard.

Midfielder Amandine Henry scored a fourth five minutes from time in front of a sold-out Paris crowd.

Korea return to action on Wednesday when they take on Nigeria in their second Group A fixture.