Celia Sasic scored the fastest hat trick in Women's World Cup history and Anja Mittag also scored three goals to spark top-ranked Germany to a 10-0 victory over Ivory Coast on Sunday in a Group B match — the second-most lopsided win in event history.
The two-time World Cup champs own the record for most lopsided World Cup game, an 11-0 rout of Argentina in 2011.
Ivory Coast, playing just its second international match of the calendar year and making its first appearance in the Women's World Cup, was issued six yellow cards in the game and managed just four shots on the German goal.
Norway 4, Thailand 0: Norway dominated Thailand to open Group B play.
No. 11-ranked Norway scored in the 15th minute when Trine Ronning bent a free kick around a wall of Thai defenders to beat goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing.
The lowest-ranked team at 67th, Thailand made the tournament after a steroid scandal involving five players from No. 8-ranked North Korea at the 2011 Women's World Cup kept them from playing.