France is the last country to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Women’s World Cup. Hervé Renard’s team was very strong against Morocco 4-0 in the last match of the eighth final. Host country Australia is the opponent in the next round.
Within half an hour, France already had three against the Moroccan players. Fifteen minutes later, Kedidiatou Diagne opened the scoring with a powerful header from Sakina Kerchaoui’s pass. Diani turned out to be an irrepressible factor in this match anyway, as she was also involved in the second goal. The striker swiveled wide deep, pulled the ball back and Kenza Daly volleyed just inside the post with a low down.
With the third goal, France received some help from Moroccan defender Nisrine El Chad, who shot past Diagne on the back line. As a result, the ball ended up at the feet of Eugénie Le Sommer, who convincingly scored 3-0. With twenty minutes left, Le Sommer was also responsible for the fourth goal by nodding the cross high at the far post.
On Saturday, August 12th at 9 am NST, France will face Australia in the quarter-finals. Potential semi-final against winner from England vs Colombia.
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The end of the second half
There is the final whistle. France beat Morocco 4-0 and reached the quarter-finals.
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Kadidiatou Diani replaces Viviane Asseyi
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Sakina Kerchaoui replaces Aïssatou Tounkara
Naomi Feller replaced Eugenie Le Sommer
Ève Périsset was replaced by Estelle Cascarino
Goal! Eugenie Le Sommer scores again
France slowed down a bit in the second half, but now they’re making it 4-0. Eugenie Le Sommer headed in a high cross from Vicky Picchu at the far post.
Elodie Nekache replaces Sarah Kassi
Anissa Lahmri replaces Rosella Ain
Fatima Tagnaout is replaced by Sofia Bouvetni
Sandie Toletti was replaced by Vicki Becho
Yellow card for Hanan Ait El Hajj
The second half has begun
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The end of the first half
Goal! Eugenie Le Sommer makes it 3-0
And goal number three, indeed… messing around Nisreen Chad, who shot it past Diagne in the back line. Thus the ball ends up at the feet of Eugenie Le Sommer and he shoots with conviction.
Goal! Kenza Daly puts France 2-0 up
France doubles the result and deprives Morocco of all hope. Diagne turns wide deep, pulls the ball back and Kenza Daly hits the inside of the post.
Goal! Kadidiato Diane!
And there is France’s early advance. Within fifteen minutes, Kedidiatou Diagne put her team to a 1-0 draw with a powerful header instructed by Sakina Kerchaoui.
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