The Associated Press
Marie Delie scored off a header 34th seconds in, the second-fastest goal in the history of the Women’s World Cup, and France routed Mexico 5-0 Wednesday night at Ottawa, Ontario, to win Group F on goal difference over England.
Coming off a 2-0 loss to Colombia, France (2-1) scored three times in the first 13 minutes. The only Women’s World Cup goal faster than Delie’s following the opening kickoff was by Sweden’s Lena Videkull against Japan in 1991.
Jennifer Ruiz had an own goal in the ninth minute, and Eugenie Le Sommer made it 3-0 with a mid-air toe tap. Le Sommer added her second goal in the 36th, and Amandine Henry got the final goal in the 80th.
France will play the second-place team from Group E on Sunday in the round of 16.
Mexico (0-2-1) finished last in the group. Las Tri are 0-6-3 in three World Cup appearances and have been outscored 30-6.