France trounced Morocco 4-0, securing a spot in the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals, a match that was part of the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The event’s coverage can be followed live on various platforms, including BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds, and the Sport Newes Center website and app, where the latest news and full coverage details are available.
Eugenie Le Sommer was a standout performer, netting two goals, as France smoothly defeated Morocco, ending the latter’s remarkable journey in the competition. The French team was 3-0 up by halftime in Adelaide, thanks to goals from Kadidiatou Diani, Kenza Dali, and Le Sommer. The second goal by Le Sommer came at the 70-minute mark.
France’s next challenge will be Australia, with the match set to take place in Brisbane on Saturday. Meanwhile, Morocco’s hopes of becoming the first African team to secure a knockout win at the Women’s World Cup were dashed.
The French team, ranked 67 places above Morocco, exhibited their higher quality, especially in the first half. Dianni set the tone with her fourth goal in the competition, assisted by a clean cross from Sakina Karchaoui. Dianni later turned into an assistant herself, setting up Aston Villa’s Dali who managed to find the corner of the net. The lead was extended when a mishap from Morocco’s Nesryne El Chad allowed the ball to fall to Le Sommer, who didn’t miss the opportunity.
France, who have consistently reached the quarter-finals in the last four World Cup editions, are among the favorites, especially as top contenders like the United States, Germany, Brazil, and Canada have been knocked out.
Morocco’s unexpected journey, marked by finishing second in Group H ahead of Germany, came to an end. After their opening 6-0 defeat against Germany, pulling off another surprise against unbeaten France proved too challenging. They struggled defensively, and their only notable opportunity came just after halftime when Ibtissam Jraidi’s effort was saved by French goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin.
Player of the match went to Kenza Dali of France, earning an average rating of 8.25. Other players’ ratings ranged from Le Sommer’s 6.35 to Cascarino’s 4.71.
The match statistics highlighted France’s dominance, with the home side holding 75% possession and taking 15 shots, compared to Morocco’s 25% possession and a single shot. Of these attempts, 5 were on target for France and none for Morocco. The corner count was 2 for Morocco and 0 for France, while fouls were 12 for Morocco and 9 for France.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword Women’s World Cup
What was the final score in the match between France and Morocco?
France defeated Morocco 4-0 in the Women’s World Cup 2023.
Who were the goal scorers for France?
Eugenie Le Sommer scored twice, and Kadidiatou Diani and Kenza Dali each scored once for France.
Where will France play in the quarter-finals?
France will face Australia in the quarter-finals, and the match will be held in Brisbane on Saturday.
Who was named the player of the match?
Kenza Dali of France was named the player of the match, with an average rating of 8.25.
Was Morocco successful in their World Cup run?
Morocco had a dream run, finishing second in Group H and reaching the knockout stage, but their journey ended with a loss to France.
Who are the hosts for the Fifa Women’s World Cup 2023?
The tournament is being hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Where can fans follow live coverage of the tournament?
Fans can follow live coverage on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sounds, and the Sport Newes Center website & app.