Ottawa, June 18 (IANS): France smashed Mexico 5-0 here in the FIFA Women's World Cup to progress to the knockout stage in the top spot from Group F.
"When you win 5-0, a coach is always going to be happy. The team made this an easy match. We made a decision going into it and worked tactically to attain a high form," France coach Philippe Bergeroo said on Wednesday, reports Xinhua.
"Our first objective was to progress from the group, and it's done now, so we can breathe a little and take the rest of the tournament match-by-match."