Azzurre start World Cup qualification perfectly

Italy enjoyed a perfect start to their Women’s World Cup qualification campaign as they beat Moldova 3-0 on Friday evening. AC Milan’s Valentina Giacinti carried her club form over to the Azzurre as she got off the mark for the campaign after Juventus’ Cristiana Girelli had scored twice in the first half. Elsewhere in Group G, Switzerland beat Lithuania 3-0 while Romania beat Croatia 2-0.