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France scores twice in opening minutes, wins SheBelieves Cup


              France forward Eugenie Le Sommer, top left, celebrates her goal with midfielder Amel Majri (22), Sakina Karchaoui (23) Camille Abily (1...

              France midfielder Amandine Henry (6) goes for the ball against United States forward Lynn Williams (12), midfielder Rose Lavelle (16) a...

              France midfielder Camille Abily (10) battles for the ball against United States midfielder Rose Lavelle (16) during the first half of a...

              France midfielder Camille Abily (10) celebrates her goal during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match as United Stat...

              France midfielder Camille Abily, left, battles for the ball against United States midfielder Carli Lloyd, right, during the first half ...

France forward Eugenie Le Sommer, top left, celebrates her goal with midfielder Amel Majri (22), Sakina Karchaoui (23) Camille Abily (1...

France midfielder Amandine Henry (6) goes for the ball against United States forward Lynn Williams (12), midfielder Rose Lavelle (16) a...

France midfielder Camille Abily (10) battles for the ball against United States midfielder Rose Lavelle (16) during the first half of a...

France midfielder Camille Abily (10) celebrates her goal during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women's soccer match as United Stat...

France midfielder Camille Abily, left, battles for the ball against United States midfielder Carli Lloyd, right, during the first half ...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Camille Abily scored two goals, Eugenie Le Sommer added another and France beat the United States 3-0 on a rainy Tuesday night to win the SheBelieves Cup at RFK Stadium.

France scored two goals in the first nine minutes and cruised.

Le Sommer got behind the defense for a through ball and was tripped in the box by goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher. Abily calmly rolled the penalty kick up the middle in the eighth minute as Naeher dove to her left.

Le Sommer made it 2-0 one minute later after racing past the defense again to be first to Wendie Renard's long ball. She took a touch in the box to split two defenders and slotted it near post.

In the 63rd minute, Eve Perisset was left open down the right side and she played it across goal for an Abily touch.

The US had some good scoring chances. Tobin Heath dribbled down the left sideline in the 26th minute, took four touches along the 18-yard box and sent a shot just wide. In the 48th, Crystal Dunn had a close-range redirection saved by Meline Gerard.

Alex Morgan entered as a substitute in the 70th minute and she was just off on a header in the 82nd.


Updated : 2021-06-20 22:14 GMT+08:00