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News | July 13, 2022

DuPorge, Palacin lead CISM-opening victory for France over Netherlands

By Joe Lacdan, Army News Service U.S. Armed Forces Sports

Morgane DuPorge scored two goals and assisted on another in the first half, spurring France to an 8-0 victory over the Netherlands in the opening match for both teams at the 2022 CISM World Military Women’s Football Championship Tuesday night. 

France’s Sarah Palacin scored the second goal on a pass from DuPorge, then returned the favor kicking a beautiful leading ball to DuPorge who beat Dutch keeper Zoe Van Broekhoven for a 3-0 lead in the 35th minute.

Palacin also led Fanny Proniee on a breakaway where she beat Broekhoven one-on-one for a score in the 57th minute to give France (1-0) the lead. 

Anissa Belkasmi, Thipaine Brissonet, Julie Pasquereau and Viviane Boudaud also added goals for the French women in the second half. France next plays Mali on July 16 at 3:30 p.m. PST and the Netherlands takes on Canada at 3:30 p.m. PST on July 14.