Big hitters France and Germany grind towards World Cup knockouts | The Guardian Nigeria News


Norway’s forward Isabell Herlovsen (L) and Norway’s midfielder Vilde Boe Risa celebrates after their team scored the equalizer during the France 2019 Women’s World Cup Group A football match between France and Norway, on June 12, 2019, at the Nice Stadium in Nice, southeastern France. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)

Eugenie Le Sommer fired Women’s World Cup hosts France to the top of Group A after scoring the winning penalty to see off determined Norway on Wednesday, while Germany virtually assured themselves of missing the rampant United States in the last 16 after squeezing past Spain and taking control of Group B.

Lyon star Le Sommer fired home from the spot with 18 minutes left after referee Bibiana Steinhaus decided after a VAR review that Norway defender Ingrid Syrstad Engen had kicked Marion Torrent on the knee after making a hash of a clearance.

The 30-year-old’s second goal of the tournament put France on a perfect six points after two games and saved the…

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