Properly thanks for becoming a member of me for this dramatic match!
France safe their final eight spot and if you wish to re-live the motion have a learn of Maryam Naz’ report right here:
Beth Mead stays on the prime of the Golden Boot race as second place Geyoro didn’t discover the again of the web this night. It has been a aim frenzy this match although and I’m loving it.
So France have booked their place within the quarters, however their opponent might be determined within the final spherical of group matches. They are going to play whoever finally ends up runner-up in Group C, which in the intervening time is Sweden.
Here is a have a look at the penalty choice and purple card. What do you assume?
We now have had some response to the purple card as Peter says: “Do not take care of that purple card personally. Not a lot for the penalty as for the participant to overlook presumably their final recreation of the match. That is harsh.”
Properly, that was a dramatic ending wasn’t it! At half-time the sport was finely poised at 2-1 as Belgium had been constructing. However the previous few minutes of regular time noticed Tysiak’s hand contact a shot from Geyoro. The motion was judged a yellow, a second for the defender, noticed her go off with a purple however Renard’s penalty was saved! France will prime the group and are into the quarter-finals.
90 + 6 min: There is a French nook as Minnaert will get it away. The ball is shipped in however Renard’s header is saved. The whistle has gone, France are by to the final 8
90 + 4 min: There are 5 minutes added so Belgium do have time to equalize right here. I am nonetheless shocked by the penalty choice, Tysiak’s hand did contact the ball nevertheless it seemed like a pure place to me. France have a free kick as one other foul is available in.
90 + 2 min: The commentators are saying the penalty miss is poetic justice for Belgium, what are your ideas on the purple card and penalty choice? I believe it was a tender one to provide.
Renard’s penalty is fantastically saved by Evrard after which the French captain misses the rebound.
It is a second yellow for Tysiak and she or he’s off!
88 min: The VAR test leads to the ref having to have a look at the display. It’s a handball they’re however this could be so tender whether it is given. She’s given it! Tysiak’s hand is judged to have deflected Geyoro’s likelihood.
87 min: Bilbaut is fouled and France must construct from deep. They run it to the sting of the field and Perisset wins a nook. Renard will get a head to it nevertheless it’s pinged again into the field with Geyoro’s likelihood deflected for one more nook. There is a VAR test for a penalty forward of the second nook – I am undecided what they’re in search of, there’s nothing there for me however I believe it is for handball.
84 min: Bacha takes the set piece however Cascarino cannot fairly get to it. Belgium seems to be to counter nevertheless it’s stolen again by France fairly simply. Tysiak interrupts the ball to ship Belgium on their method once more. Cayman crosses and Peyraud-Magnin goes to gather nevertheless it escapes her. Renard has to clear it, a nervous second there!
82 min: Geyoro is discovered within the field however she is tackled nicely. Bacha makes an excellent run as France thumps it again into the field nevertheless it goes out of play. There is a yellow for De Caigny as she fouls Sarr and she or he offers away a free kick.
80 min: Belgium are being affected person in each assault when in their very own half however they appear to hurry their previous few passes. It has been all Belgium in the previous few minutes however they did not get a shot on the right track. France are coming now …
77 min: Bacha has the most recent likelihood, she has seemed good in each matches coming off the bench. Her try goes to nothing. Belgium are affected person of their build-up right here, however the French handle to steal it again. Once more Belgium are pressured to play out of their very own half however in the long run the French defenders outnumber the Belgian assault. Belgium make one other change as Dhont comes off for Eurlings.
74 min: A French coach has informed the media Katoto’s damage does not look too severe proper now. Nice information! Minnaert bangs the ball into the field however Peyraud-Magnin plucks it out of the air. The announcement has come that simply over 8,000 are watching in Rotherham.
72 min: Belgium have retained possession which may see them construct an excellent assault. Bacha nicks the ball again. Keep in mind if France wins right here they ebook a quarter-final spot.
70 min: De Neve does so nicely beneath stress, the ball is threaded to Karchaoui however the defender instances her deal with completely. There’s one other Belgian change as De Neve comes off for Tysiak. In fact that change choice was made earlier than that intervention by De Neve however nonetheless a curious choice with how nicely the defender was taking part in.
68 min: Kees does nicely once more to chop out a shot, France pings it again in. Sarr will get a head to it, it is a poor try, and Evrard collects. Geyoro kilos it again within the field moments later, it is handled, and France come once more. Sarr has one other poor end as Evrard pushes her tender faucet away.
65 min: Belgium nook, their first of the match. May they strike again? They play it quick, it’s despatched in and Peyraud-Magnin punches away. France are beginning to get sloppy as they free it within the midfield, the ball runs out of play although and the French make modifications. Diani is off by Bacha and Mateo departs for Toletti.
63 min: The temper has positively modified. For almost all of the primary half France had been fluid and had all of the momentum. However after conceding they appear barely extra nervous, though they nonetheless have the vast majority of possession. France win a free kick at midway after Wullaert fouls nevertheless it ends with nice protection from Belgium closing down the possibility. One other Frenchwoman goes to the ground and the ref does not give a free kick. De Caigny’s run is sweet as Belgium look to strike again however offside guidelines out the possibility.
60 min: There are two modifications for Belgium as Philtjens and Vanhaevermaet come off for Deloose and Delacauw. Belgium are wanting higher and are conserving France out.
58 min: Geyoro is down within the field and she or he receives boos for it, was it a dive? Possibly barely. Diani, who has had an excellent match, passes however the whistle blows for an earlier offside by Cascarino. Belgium have an opportunity as Wullaert seeks De Caigny within the field however they do not pull it off.
56 min: Mateo’s cross slices like scorching butter nevertheless it goes out of play, that seemed like an analogous cross England’s Lucy Bronze put in forward of the match which she scored from.
54 min: France win a nook, sure one other one, as they thread passes collectively. It was lovely crew soccer there for them to earn the set-piece. Renard, who has obtained a head to each nook, will get a head to it however Evrard collects. The France captain will get the ball away and it finally ends up with Sarr, who overruns it and Evrard does nicely to shut her down.
51 min: Belgium had been constructing there however Wullaert has an excessive amount of on a go which provides it again to France. Belgium combat again as Dhont comes ahead however Renard cuts the go out, an excellent little bit of defending by the French captain. Diani runs it up the opposite finish and crosses in however Sarr cannot get to it. Cascarino then goes extensive with a shot.
49 min: Belgium get a throw in nevertheless it’s instantly hit out of play, they should capitalize on the possibilities after they have them. It is a gradual construct on this second 45 with possession exchanging fingers shortly however Sarr crosses. Belgium protection runs it again to the midfield.
47 min: France get the primary likelihood of the half with Diani’s shot hitting the facet netting.
The motion has restarted and my prediction of a 3-1 French win remains to be intact. For now anyway … There’s been a change for Belgium as Vangheluwe is off for Minnaert
It has been a tasty recreation to date, let me know your ideas through Twitter or e mail! I nonetheless anticipate France successful this, however Belgium have began to point out their class.
Right here is that first aim from Diani! Do you assume France can go on to win this and prime the group?
Diani had one other likelihood with a header going extensive. France seemed to duplicate their pasting of Italy a couple of days in the past as Diani obtained an early aim. However they noticed many possibilities go awry and Belgium had been the following to attain by Cayman to relight the conflict. Nonetheless, France needed the final say and Bathy slotted a rating to place her facet again forward. It is all to play for, however France are the brighter facet to date.
45 + 2 min: Vangheluwe cuts out a go from Cascarino because the Belgium protection begins to shift into gear. Jim has obtained in contact about Belgium’s aim and mentioned: “That was an excellent aim, positively price describing the help that was *completely* weighted. In the long run, it will be a comfort aim, nevertheless it was very properly labored.”
45 min: Belgium have an excellent spell by the field however France do not panic and they’ll look to see this out in entrance forward of the break. Belgium are wanting stronger each passing minute, so the 5 minutes added might be warmly obtained.