Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz maintain France scoreless in Ladies’s World Cup

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Jamaica has produced an excellent rearguard effort to carry the far higher-ranked France to a 0-0 draw Within the first group F conflict of the Ladies’s World Cup.

France dominated possession and led the shot depend 13-6 in entrance of 39,045 spectators at Allianz Stadium.

Ranked 38 locations beneath France, Jamaica did what the opposite outsiders within the match had aspired however largely failed to take action far – take factors from a heavyweight opponent.

Les Bleus couldn’t discover a well past Jamaican goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer and her decided outfield colleagues.

For France, Kadidiatou Diani headed towards the crossbar within the ninetieth minute and went shut on quite a few different events.

Jamaica completed the sport with 10 gamers, after Khadija Shaw was despatched off in second-half stoppage time after receiving a second yellow card.

France scored a win with out conceding a aim within the opening match of its previous three World Cup campaigns, however wasn’t capable of preserve that streak going, having solely 5 photographs on track regardless of its glut of possession.

The groups needed to take care of a few heavy showers however the dedication of either side was rapidly evident.

France captain Wendie Renaud and Shaw each required therapy after an early head conflict and Chilean referee Maria Carvajal issued three first-half yellow playing cards.

World No.5 ranked France had the vast majority of first-half possession and possibilities, however struggled to create clear-cut alternatives.

The Forty third-ranked Jamaicans defended stoutly and threatened on the break and the counter assault.

Spencer did nicely to push away a robust Diani shot which threatened to sneak inside her close to submit within the thirty sixth minute.

France got here shut on a few events in first-half stoppage time, with Spencer making one other save and the European aspect threatening from corners.

Jamaica’s greatest first-half effort was Shaw’s highly effective 30-metre free kick within the forty first minute, which zipped simply previous a submit.

The French dominated much more after half-time, with Eugenie Le Sommer having a shot saved by Spencer, Diani heading simply extensive twice and Sandie Toletti blasting a shot over the bar.

The Reggae Girlz had their first on-target try within the sixty fifth minute, however Cheyna Matthews’ mushy header was comfortably saved.

The opposite two group F groups, Brazil and Panama, conflict in Adelaide on Monday night.

Netherlands edge Portugal

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The Netherlands have tuned up for a rematch of the 2019 Ladies’s World Cup remaining with a 1-0 defeat of Portugal in Dunedin.

Retiring defender Stefanie van der Gragt earned the Dutch victory on Sunday evening with a Thirteenth-minute header within the all-European affair.

Underneath the roof in Dunedin, the Netherlands laboured to a decent defeat of the World Cup first-timers.

Portugal didn’t have a shot, or contact the ball within the Dutch field all through the primary 80 minutes.

The Oranje had been made to sweat a VAR referral for the aim which ultimately cleared midfielder Jill Roord of interference on the aim line.

The Oranje are subsequent in motion towards two-time reigning champions USA on Thursday in Wellington within the stand-out group match of the match.

Portugal faces Vietnam in a battle of the Group E minnows.

-AAP


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