Women's World Cup - France demolish Canada
The French battled through a testing first quarter of an hour as the Canadians dominated possession and looked the more likely team to score.
All-time Canada top goal scorer Christine Sinclair was fortunate to find herself through on goal but took too long to shoot, allowing Berangere Sapowicz to smother the ball.
The French then settled in to the game and controlled the remaining half-hour of the first period.
They took the lead after 23 minutes when Camille Abily dispossessed Sophie Schmidt on the edge of the Canadian penalty area: the former then ventured into the box before pulling the ball back to Louisa Necib, whose shot ricocheted off Candace Chapman before falling to Gaetane Thiney who nodded in from eight yards.
Les Bleues created a number of chances in the remainder of the first half, the best coming when Necib flicked the ball up on the penalty spot and volleyed towards goal. She was unable to keep it down though, and the ball sailed over.
A flurry of goals came in quick succession during the second half. Thiney got her second goal of the game as she unleashed a rocket of a shot into the top right-hand corner. Abily then headed home from a corner before substitute Elodie Thomis rounded the keeper to slot into an empty net.
Canada rarely offered anything throughout the match and exit the competition with a whimper. They now face Nigeria in their final Group A game and will need to improve drastically if they are to avoid another humiliating defeat.