FRA-W vs BRZ-W Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
The host France play Brazil in one of the most intriguing battles of last-16 at FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 at Stade Océane.
How did they qualify?
After blowing away South Korea 4-0 in the opening world cup game, France had to squeeze out two close wins against Norway and Nigeria. The hosts eventually topped the group, ahead of Norway.
Brazil wouldn't have been here had it not for the rule of best four third-placed teams qualifying to the next round. But the fact that t would have been hard on the Selecao, who were by far the best teams amongst the teams finishing 3rd in their groups.
The 2007 beaten finalists managed two wins at the group stage, including a 0-1 victory over Group C leaders Italy.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 match will be played between France and Brazil at Stade Océane, in Le Havre, France. The ground has a capacity of 25,181. The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Monday, June 24.
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Recent form (Last six matches) France – W W W W W W Brazil – L L L W L W
France Team News:
No injuries reported by France ahead of this match.
France squad for the world cup:
Goalkeepers: Sarah Bouhaddi, Solène Durand, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin
Forwards: Viviane Asseyi, Delphine Cascarino, Kadidiatou Diani, Valérie Gauvin, Emelyne Laurent, Eugénie Le Sommer
Possible ins or outs of this game:
France head coach Corinne Diacre could make some changes to her starting line-up, as she aims to counter Brazil's pace on the wings and the physicality of their players.
Expect a change at right-back with Marion Torrent coming into the playing 11 to replace Ève Périsset. The former is a first choice right-back in the team.
The rest of the backline should consist of Amel Majri, Griedge Mbock Bathy and Amel Majri.
Élise Bussaglia was rested in the last group game and will be pushing for a start here, while Eugénie Le Sommer will definitely start in her No-10 role.
Gaëtane Thiney has fired blank so far in the tournament, and there are reports in France which indicate that she may not be at her 100%. If she gets replaced, Valérie Gauvin and Kadidiatou Diani will be starting up front in a 4-4-2 formation.
France Probable XI:
Sarah Bouhaddi (GK), Marion Torrent, Griedge Mbock Bathy, Wendie Renard, Amel Majri, Amandine Henry, Élise Bussaglia, Delphine Cascarino, Eugénie Le Sommer, Kadidiatou Diani, Gaëtane Thiney / Valérie Gauvin
Brazil Team News:
Andressa Alves has been ruled out from the rest of the competition after picking up an injury in training.
Marta's fitness has been a concern for Brazil, but she clocked 84 minutes in the last group game and scored the all-important goal. so she should be fine to start here.
Formiga was suspended for Brazil's last group game against Italy. However, the 41-year-old is struggling with an ankle problem and has been listed as a doubt ahead of this match.