Besides the duel between the United States and the Netherlands, the most anticipated match of the group stage of the Women’s World Cup in football is the one that France and Brazil will play on Saturday.


France stumbled at the beginning and played a surprising 0-0 draw with Jamaica. Those three points were already in the notebook of coach Hervé Renard. The drawn result has questioned France’s qualification to the next stage, which creates an additional imperative to win against Brazil.


Brazil enters the match after a convincing 4-0 victory over Panama. Their secure play raises hopes among Brazilian fans that their favorites could go all the way. France will be a real test. History is not on Brazil’s side. In the last 11 matches against France, Selecao has not recorded a single triumph – 5 draws and 6 losses. However, they probably wouldn’t mind if the match ended in a draw this time.


France enters the decisive match for qualification to the next stage probably without their captain Wendie Renard, who got injured. But there are other assets, like Eugénie Le Sommer, the main striker of the French attack. On the other side, they will face spirited Brazilians, led by Ary Borges, who shined in the match against Panama and scored all four goals for her team.


Everything is ready for the spectacle at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.







Written by: Mladen Radosavljevic