WWC: France maintain 100% with victory over Norway


France are “pariahs” for the Women’s World Cup, as per supervisor Corinne Diacre, regardless of the hosts everything except protecting a spot in the knockout stage with triumph over Norway.

A punishment by Eugenie Le Sommer, after Marion Torrent was fouled by Ingrid Syrstad Engen, earned France a moment progressive Group A success after Norway had looked like verifying a point.

In any case, Diacre said her side’s showcase in Nice demonstrated that France still have a lot of work in front of them.

“We did what we needed to do. We’re still outcasts for the competition,” she said.

“We discovered a few troubles here and this match indicates it. The World Cup is unpredictable.

“Gradually, en route – that is the point at which you become the top choice.”

France top Group A with six from two recreations – three in front of second-set Norway and third-put Nigeria – with one gathering game left against Nigeria on Monday (20:00 BST).

Gived a shout out to by a horde of 34,872 in Nice, has France needed to burrow profound to seal triumph against a decided Norway side.

In a brilliant game, France were on course to drop focuses without precedent for the competition after a catastrophic claim objective by Wendie Renard, who scored two against South Korea.

Endeavoring to put Isabell Herlovsen’s cross out for a corner, Renard rather discovered her very own net eight minutes after France led the pack through Valerie Gauvin.

Norway manager Martin Sjogren said his side merited a point.

“We lost the match however I thought we were equivalent with the French,” included Sjogren.

“I wasn’t astounded by the French group – we realized they would have been athletic with quick players and speed.

“Yet, we played well and I’m glad for how my players performed out there. In my book, I think we merited a 1-1.”


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