The French women's football team will face Morocco in the round of 16 of the World Cup.
New sensation in this Women's Football World Cup with the surprise elimination of Germany, double world champion in 2003 and 2007 and last Euro finalist, hung by South Korea in the last group match this Thursday August 3 (1-1) while Morocco won at the same time against Colombia, already qualified (1-0). As a result, the Germans finished in 3rd place in this group H and left the Moroccans of Reynald Pedros to offer themselves a historic round of 16 against the French team.
Les Bleues will therefore have an appointment on August 8 at 1 p.m. near Adelaide to try to join the quarter-finals of this World Cup, a stage of the competition already reached in the last two editions in France and Canada. We now know all the posters of the round of 16 with in particular a very enticing Sweden - United States. A new competition therefore begins, without Canada, Germany and Brazil, eliminated to everyone's surprise during this group stage. Good news for the Blue who now appear as one of the favorites of this World Cup in Australia / New Zealand.
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The World Cup opener has been set for Thursday, July 20, with New Zealand and Norway facing off. The group stages will continue until August 3 before a latency day.
The rest of the competition will be more decisive with the knockout stages and a final organized on August 20 in Sydney, at the Australia Stadium.
France was the last host country of the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2019, passing the torch to co-hosts New Zealand and Australia.
France Télévisions, broadcaster of the Women's World Cup with M6, scheduled 32 matches including the opening match, New Zealand-Norway and the final (August 20 at noon). The M6 group broadcasts the other 32 matches.
If the broadcasting of the final was decided by drawing lots, the matches of the final phases were distributed fairly.
The Football World Cup lasts a whole month and is played in two phases, first the pools and then the finals.
32 teams have qualified for the Women's World Cup. The selections, after drawing lots, were divided into 8 groups of 4.
The French women's team has the outsider label. Les Bleues, in international competition, are very regular, they have systematically come out of the pools since 2009. However, they have never played in a final, always disqualified before.
The Habs are struggling to get the upper hand over opponents who have shown more confidence and serenity in key moments. France, solid, is once again in search of a first final.
Played since 1991, the Women's World Cup is very recent. The 2023 World Cup is the 9th edition. Only four nations have won so far.