February 26, 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 crew coached by Herve Renard gave the North Africans no likelihood 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 way of Kenza Dali and the third, by Eugenie Le Sommer, leaving the match sentenced in lower than half-hour. With the benefit, France targeted extra on controlling the ball and letting the minutes move.

Within the second half, Reynald Pedros’ crew 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 web for the second time was Le Sommer, scoring his fourth and closing objective.

With this end result, France qualifies for the quarterfinals for the fourth time in its historical past and can combat 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 needed to danger an excessive amount of, though it was the South American crew that carried the burden 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 match, during which she had not conceded any targets.

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

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