France eliminates Brazil in the 1/8 World Women's Cup

The home side went to the quarterfinals thanks to a 2-1 victory over Brazil, on 23rd June.

Goal: Gauvin 52 ', Henry 106' - Moreno 63 '

The match between France and Brazil continues to witness the strong influence of VAR. The home side were denied the early goal by Valerie Gauvin by VAR, but it was the player who opened the scoring at the beginning of the second half, after a great effort from Kadidiatou Diani.

Brazil forced France to step into extra time with a goal of equalizing after that. Moreno's strike was caught offside but the referee admitted after consulting the VAR team.

French captain Amandine Henry scored a 2-1 victory in extra time. Henry cut the ball into Amel Majri's free-kick, putting France in the quarter-finals this year. France will meet the 2015 World Cup or Spain champions in Paris on June 28.

Brazil played with great effort, to force one of the heavyweight championship candidates to enter extra time. However, Marta and his teammates could not continue to surprise after reaching the eighth round thanks to the third-place performance of the group.

"I am proud of the team's performance with great effort," Marta said. "This is the feeling I keep forever with me. These games help women's football grow." The former Brazilian striker has six times won the Best Female Player of the World award and holds a record of 17 goals in the World Cup

France went on but the performance did not make homeowners feel secure. At the end of the group stage, France did not get a finish on the Nigerian goal in the first 65 minutes. Before Brazil, the first half, France had only one dangerous situation, which was not recognized by Gauvin.