July 15, 2024

The groups of France and Colombia accomplished the eight quarterfinalists of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, after simply beating Morocco (4-0) and beating Jamaica (1-0), respectively.

The group coached by Herve Renard gave the North Africans no probability and made good the favoritism that gave them fifth place within the FIFA rating. The weak Moroccan protection solely lasted fifteen minutes with out conceding a objective, till a exact cross from the left of full-back Sakina Karchaoui put Kadidiatou Diani on a tray.

The objective was a spur for the Europeans, who didn’t take lengthy to attain the second by Kenza Dali and the third, by Eugenie Le Sommer, leaving the match sentenced in lower than half-hour. With the benefit, France centered extra on controlling the ball and letting the minutes go.

Within the second half, Reynald Pedros’ group took benefit of the French leisure and improved, even disturbing Pauline Peyraud-Magnin’s objective, however the lack of success prevented him from scoring the objective of honour. Who did handle to pierce the online for the second time was Le Sommer, scoring his fourth and last objective.

With this consequence, France qualifies for the quarterfinals for the fourth time in its historical past and can struggle subsequent Saturday with the hosts Australia for entry to the penultimate section, a spherical that they already stepped on within the World Cup in Germany in 2011.


For his or her half, Colombia and Jamaica confronted their duel with a really even prognosis that was maintained as a result of neither of them wished to threat an excessive amount of, though it was the South American group that carried the load of the sport from the start. Jamaican goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer needed to intervene on a number of events, during which she confirmed the identical confidence as the remainder of the event, during which she had not conceded any objectives.

After the managed first half, within the second the expertise of the Colombians with the Actual Madrid participant, Linda Caicedo, and Catalina Usme having way more prominence, the sport broke up. After 5 minutes, Usme managed to open the scoring with an awesome objective, forcing the Caribbean group to hunt an equalizer.

Although Lorne Donaldson’s gamers went on the assault, the ‘cafeteras’ held on properly, to take care of the benefit and qualify for the primary time of their historical past to the quarterfinals, additionally being the second group in South America to take action after Brazil . England will probably be their impediment to be within the semifinals.