France Edges Brazil 2-1 in Close Match: Wendie Renard’s Late Winner Seals France’s Victory over Brazil

France Edges Brazil 2-1 in Close Match
Pic Credit : FIFA Women’s World Cup Twitter

France won 2-1 over Brazil on Saturday at Brisbane stadium to stay in contention for a place in the knockouts of the Women’s World Cup. The match was very close as both teams had plenty of chances to score.

France took the lead early in the first half thanks to a goal from Eugenia Le Sommer. Brazil equalized late in the second half thanks to Debinha’s goal. It looked like the match was going to be tied at 1-1, but in the 83th minute of the second half, France got a late winner from Wendie Renard to put the finishing touches on the win.

France are now in first place in Group F with four point, one behind Brazil and one ahead of Jamaica, who are in third place and must win their final match or draw to stay in the tournament.

This was a nail-biting affair at the end, as France earn 3 huge points to stay in the hunt for a spot in the knock-out stage. France, who had 19 shots to Brazil’s 10, were the better team all night.

Brazil will have one more chance to avoid elimination when they host Jamaica on Sunday, August 6.
On the same day, France will face Panama, who will be looking for a win to move on to the next round.

Brazil Head coach Pia Sundhage took full responsibility for Brazil’s performance in today’s match against France :

“I did not make the players feel connected. In the second half we tried to do it.

“I am really happy we have a second chance against Jamaica [for progression]. I need to learn how to make the team more joyful and make them more prepared for the next game” she said.

France vs Brazil Final Score

Team1st Half2nd HalfFinal Score


Eugenia Le Sommer 17′

Debinha 58′

Wendie Renard 83′


Goal Scores :

17mins : France 1-1 Brazil

Le Sommer gives France the lead! Toletti sends a ball into the box for Diani inside the right side. Diani sees Le Sommer and, despite the two centre backs converging around her, she sends in a glancing header. This time Leticia has no chance as the ball flies into the net, and Les Bleus fans erupt in celebration.

58 mins : France 1-1 Brazil

Debinha scores equaliser for Selecao :
The Selecao continue to press on the French end as Kerolin finds Debinha in space to her left inside the box. The forward receives the ball and takes advantage of the space to slot it past Peyrouad Mignan’s left into the back of the net. It’s a huge goal for the Selecao as France are now at risk of not progressing if this result holds.

Despite scoring 58 goals in 131 caps, Debinha finally break her World Cup scoreless streak today.

83 mins : France 2-1 Brazil

Captain Renard rescues Les Bleus! The ball is taken from the corner from the right side and Renard is completely unmarked as he runs to the far post and heads it over Leticia’s head.

Key Takeaways

  • France edged Brazil 2-1 in a close match.
  • The match was a tightly contested affair, with both teams creating chances.
  • France took the lead in the 17th minute through Le Sommer, but Brazil equalized in the 58th minute through Debinha.
  • Wendie Renard scored a late winner for France in the 83rd minute to seal the victory.
  • The win was a crucial one for France, who now sit first in Group F.
  • Brazil, meanwhile, are second in the group, and will need to win their final match to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages.

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