France scores quickly and of­ten

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

Marie Delie scored off a header 34 sec­onds in, the sec­ond-fastest goal in the history of the Women’s World Cup, and France routed Mexico, 5-0, on Wed­nes­day at Ot­tawa to win Group F on goal dif­fer­en­tial over Eng­land.

Com­ing off a 2-0 loss to Colom­bia, France (2-1-0) scored three times in the first 13 min­utes.

Jen­nifer Ruiz had an own goal in the ninth minute, and Eu­ge­nie Le Som­mer made it 3-0 with a midair toe tap. Le Som­mer added her sec­ond goal in the 36th minute, and Aman­dine Henry got the fi­nal goal in the 80th minute.

France will play South Korea in Mon­treal on Sun­day in the round of 16.

Mexico (0-2-1) fin­ished last in the group and is 0-6-3 in three World Cup ap­pear­ances, hav­ing been outscored, 30-6.

Swe­den’s Lena Videkull has the fastest goal in history, 30 sec­onds into a match with Ja­pan in 1991.

Eng­land 2, Colom­bia 1: Karen Car­ney and Fara Wil­liams scored first-half goals in Mon­treal for Eng­land (2-1-0), which will play Nor­way on Mon­day in the round of 16.

Colom­bia (1-1-1) al­ready had clinched a sec­ond-round berth and will play the U.S. in Ed­mon­ton on Mon­day.

Car­ney scored in the 15th minute with a left-footed shot through the legs of goal­keeper San­dra Sepul­veda, who al­lowed a re­bound on her div­ing save of Stephanie Houghton’s ini­tial shot.

Sepul­veda is sus­pended for the U.S. match af­ter re­ceiv­ing her sec­ond yel­low card of the tour­na­ment, for clip­ping Jodie Tay­lor in the 85th minute.

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