Coach Herve Renard confused he by no means doubted his France staff would bounce again from a low-key begin to their Girls’s World Cup marketing campaign after his aspect handed Brazil a 2-1 defeat in Brisbane to kick-start their problem for the title.
Captain Wendie Renard scored with an 83rd minute header to earn Les Bleues a late victory over the South Individuals on Saturday, banishing any issues following France’s 0-0 draw with Jamaica of their Group F opener final Sunday.
“I advised you that I trusted my women,” mentioned Herve Renard, who was appointed in March to interchange Corinne Diacre. “I used to be pretty assured that they had been going to drag it out of the bag this night as a result of, of their prep, in the best way that they had been concentrated, their focus, I knew that they needed to get again on monitor.
“Issues had been lacking from an effectivity standpoint in opposition to Jamaica final time. Generally it’s good to get off to a shaky begin as a result of that units the alarm bells ringing and you then’re in a position to get again onto your toes in a short time, as a result of at this time we knew we didn’t have the proper to make any errors.”
Sweden have ‘wonderful weapon’ in set-piece prowess
Sweden have discovered a silver bullet of their risk from set items, as they thrased Italy 5-0 in Wellington to e book their spot within the Girls’s World Cup knockout stage.
Amanda Ilestedt obtained up effectively to move dwelling Jonna Andersson’s nook within the thirty ninth minute and produced a carbon copy of that effort for her second purpose of the match within the fiftieth.
“We’ve been doing this for a very long time already however we’ve allotted maybe a bit extra time on set items,” Sweden coach Peter Gerhardsson advised reporters. “Opponents will know and really feel that that is one thing we do effectively in Sweden… It’s a superb weapon as we transfer ahead.”
It was the second time this event that Sweden benefited from their set piece prowess. Ilestedt scored the winner within the 2-1 victory over South Africa within the ninetieth minute when she met Kosovare Asllani’s nook with a powerful header.
“No matter what you may consider Sweden’s kind of play you may at all times have a look at the main points within the sport,” Gerhardsson mentioned. “(Set items are) a structural element the place you are able to do a fantastic deal.”
The 2003 runners-up are hoping to go all the best way after having knocked on the door of World Cup glory a handful of instances earlier than. They completed third in 1991, 2011 and on the earlier version in 2019.
Jamaica knock out Panama with 1-0 win
Jamaica defender Allyson Swaby scored from a pointy header to steer her aspect to a 1-0 win in opposition to Panama in Perth, protecting alive the Caribbean aspect’s hopes of advancing to the final 16 of the Girls’s World Cup.
Panama, who’ve but to open their account having misplaced earlier to Brazil 4-0, can not now progress forward of France and Jamaica who lead Group F with 4 factors.
“I feel there was some wastefulness in entrance of purpose. I didn’t suppose we had been scientific,” profitable coach Lorne Donaldson advised a press convention. “However we obtained the one which counted and that’s all that issues proper now.”
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