The second knockout matchday at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ once more saw a pulsating game deadlocked after 90 minutes.
Unlike Saturday, which saw Norway eliminate Australia on penalties, the hosts defeated Brazil with an extra time winner. In a game of incredible quality, drama and some outstanding individual skill, Amandine Henry’s 107th-minute goal was enough to see off A Seleção after Thaisa had earlier cancelled out Valerie Gauvin’s opener. Les Bleues will watch tomorrow’s game between Spain and USA with interest – they will face the winner in Paris on Friday.
Earlier, in Valenciennes, England had seen off Cameroon with a 3-0 victory that was far trickier than the scoreline suggested. Warm conditions, along with a tough opponent, meant the English Lionesses had to work hard for their last 16 victory, which came courtesy of goals from Steph Houghton, Ellen White and Alex Greenwood. Phil Neville’s side will now face Norway on Thursday in Le Havre.