By G9ija

Hosts France beat Ghana 4-1 in their opening game at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with Laurent Emelyne (brace) getting a brace.

Helene FercocQ and Sandy Baltimore were also on the score sheet for Les Bleuttes in the encounter with Ghana’s lone goal scored by Owusu Ansah.

In the other Group A game, the Netherlands piped New Zealand 2-1 to record their first-ever win at the U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Fenna Kalma opened the scoring for the Dutch in the 28th minute, before Hannah Blake leveled the score.

Van Deursen scored the winning goal for the Dutch 12 minutes from time.

And in the opening game, Mexico edged out Brazil 3-2.