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- 2nd Half
- Renard (P)79'
- CascarinoLe Sommer62'
- 1st Half
Nigeria (W) - France (W)
Women's World Cup - 18 June 2019
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Indeed it is. That's it, the whistle blows. The Nigeria keeper lies devastated in her goal. They will now wait to see if 3 points is enough to see them through to the next stage of the tournament.
A free kick now and that'll probably be about it...
Renard heads the ball away and there's a collision between Geyoro and Chikwelu. Chikwelu is given a yellow card for her efforts and both she and Ebere will miss the next stage should Nigeria progress.
Kanu's legs are hacked down outside the area, a free kick for Nigeria now.
EIGHT MINUTES of added time to be played.
Kanu comes on for Oparanozie now.
A substitution for France as they bring on Geyoro to replace Thiney.
Nigeria will make a substitution now. Ordega and Oshoala are coming off to be replaced by Nwabuoku and Imo.
GOAL! This time it's in. Top right corner of the net, job done. Hard not to feel terrible for Nigeria.
Renard will take it again.
The goalie was off her line! Massive drama! The penalty will be retaken!
SAVE! Unbelievably bad luck for Renard who caps off her own goal in the last match by missing the penalty.
RED CARD! Ebere who has already had a yellow card is given a second and she's off.
And it's a penalty. France have done well out of these.
Asseyi went down too easily there, and I have to say, I think she has several times this evening.
Asseyi goes down again, this time in the penalty area. The referee doesn't think it's a foul, but of course we go through the inevtiable VAR dramz.
Renard fires Thiney's corner over the goal again. And adding insult to injury, she's fouled another player while doing so. Tricky not to when you're about a foot taller than every other player. mind.
Nigeria are defending extremely well. But if anyone is going to score tonight, it's got to be France. I'm not convinced they can see this one out.
Nigeria are forced to defend another Thiey corner and Oshoala does exactly that. Majri fires the rebounding ball but it's straight into the keeper's arms.
Gauvin and Cascarino come off and it's Diani and Le Sommer coming on. The French crowd, quite literally, goes wild. A popular decision.
Possession thus far has been 72% to France's favour. France are making substitutions .
Nigeria look a little weaker now, France are putting more pressure on and it does increasingly seem to be France on the attack, with Nigeria's swift counter-attacks fewer and further between, now. They've got to hold on for another 30min.
Great opportunity for Thiney as Nigeria let their guard down. That should have been a goal - she has plenty of space, but it's wide of the goal.
Thiney fires the ball into the area and Renard gets her head to it. Looks danerous but it's off target. Mbock tries to get her head to it but it fizzes wide of the goal.
Norway, by the way, are 2-0 up now.
Cascarino is back in the area with the ball but it's a tight angle and the best she can find is the side of the net.
Renard heads the ball but she's not connected properly and it's no good.
Over in tonight's other match, Norway are beating South Korea 1-0
We're back underway here in Rennes.
The whistle blows and we go into the break 0-0.
Nigeria have a corner and it's a good delivery but is well defended by France.
Nigeria have done well to hold on here we've two minutes of additional time to be played and we're still 0-0.
Very well blocked by the Nigerian defence.
Asseyi runs at pace and is taken down on the edge of the box by Oshoala. A free kick now, and that will be dangerous.
There's a free kick on the edge of the area, the ball finds its way to Henry who heads it wide. Fristrating stuff for the French side.
Ebere is shown a yellow after clattering into Cascarino.
Nigeria are certainly putting up a decent fight against France tonight. They've made some good challenges and shown some real threat at times.
Ebere fires into the box but it's pretty easily collected by the keeper.
There's a free kick for Nigeria now in a dangerous position, just outside the 18-yard-box.
Oshoala goes on the counter-attack which is where Nigeria have the power to sting Frabce, but she gives away possession on the edge of the box.
Henry shoots again, but it's wide. Pressure mounting on Nigeria now.
Another free-kick for Framce this side on the far side of the pitch, about 30 yards out. It's an excellent delivery into the box but Mbock Bathy's header is off target.
Great free kick for France but the resulting header is off-target.
France pile the pressure back on.
Nigeria have had some decent runs at the French half so far, but they are lacking a bit in that technical ability to get past the French, but it's pretty evenly matched, so far.
Obere fires the ball int the area, is a powerful delivery and France have to work to defend it.
Nigeria have a corner now after a swift counter-attack. They have some great pace so I'd say they have a goal in them tonight.
France are right out of the traps tonight launching an attack.
That's the whistle and we're off. It would be great to see Nigeria pick up a point tonight.
Hard to compete with the French though, which is up next, and the atmosphere tonight is incredible.
I've said it before, I'll say it again, the Nigerian national anthem is a tune.
Of course France - on home turf - are still among the favourites to win the title, so it won't be an easy ride for Nigeria tonight.
The bar is not too high for Nigeria tonight, as their manager Thomas Dennerby said in his pre-match press conference "if we can come out with a point, everyone would be extremely happy."
Plenty of support for Nigeria in Rennes.
The last team these guys faced each other, France beat Nigeria um *gulps* 8-0. But we're sure that won't happen tonight...
However, Nigeria could make their lives much easier by beating France tonight to go second in the group. This would only help, however, if Norway only draw with South Korea, again, this seems fairly improbable.
Nigeria should also almost certainly go through, unless they lose by more than five goals, or South Korea beat Norway by more than six. Both of these seem fairly improbable outcomes.
So as it stands, France are already through to the round of 16. As are England, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, USA, Japan, Spain and China.
For France, who are already through to the next round thanks to a 2-1 victory over Norway in their last match, there are four changes. Torrent, Diani, Bussaglia, Le Sommer all drop back to the bench with Perriset, Cascarino, Asseyi and Bilbaut stepping up.
Just one change for Nigeria as Uchendu drops back and is replaced by Ayinde, who came on as a sub for her in their last match, a 2-0 victory over South Korea.
Nigeria: Nnadozie, Okeke, Ohale, Ebi, Ebere, Ayinde, Okobi, Chikwelu, Ordega, Oparanozie, Oshoala. Subs: Oluehi, Okoronkwo, Nwabuoku, Imo, Uchendu, Kanu, Ajibade, Ihezuo, Jonathan, Ogebe, Chukwudi // France: Bouhaddi, Perisset, Mbock Bathy, Renard, Majri, Cascarino, Henry, Asseyi, Bilbault, Gauvin, Thiney. Subs: Durand, Torrent, Tounkara, Karchaoui, Geyoro, Le Sommer, Diani, Laurent, Bussaglia, Peyraud-Magnin, Debever, Clemaron.
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