Women’s World Cup: France edge past Brazil while Sweden thrash Italy

France’s thrilling 2-1 victory against Brazil in the Women’s World Cup Group F match held at Brisbane’s Lang Park highlights the team’s resilience and ability to rise to the occasion.

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The match was characterized by skillful plays, a spectacular winning header, and exciting turns that kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

Here’s a breakdown of the game’s key moments.

Opening Triumph

France started the game with an impressive energy level, and it paid off in the 17th minute.

Eugenie Le Sommer guided a close-range header into the net, putting Les Bleues ahead.

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This early goal set the tone for a match filled with competitive spirit and determination.

Leading by example: Captain Rendard scored a late header in Brisbane / AP / ES

Brazil’s Equalizer

The Brazilian team showed their mettle, and their efforts were rewarded 13 minutes into the second half. Debinha was in the right place at the right time to coolly slot in the equalizing goal after Kerolin’s shot was deflected into her path.

This brought a new level of intensity to the game, and it was clear that both teams were in it to win.

Renard’s Heroic Header

The match’s defining moment came from Captain Wendie Renard.

With just seven minutes left in the game, she met Selma Bacha’s corner with a firm downward header that bounced off the turf and went beyond the reach of Brazilian goalkeeper Leticia.

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This dramatic goal sealed France’s 2-1 win and allowed them to secure all three points, moving their tally to four points from their opening two games.

Sweden’s Dominant Victory

In other Group F news, earlier on Saturday, Sweden displayed a commanding performance against Italy, putting five goals past them without response.

This victory ensures Sweden’s place in the last-16 with a game to spare, and adds another dimension to the group’s dynamic.

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