PBP: Matchday 11: A25.Nigeria - France

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  1. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
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    #1 Gilmoy, Jun 17, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
    Ayinde for Uchendu.

    Perisset for Torrent; Bilbault for Bussaglia; Asseyi for Le Sommer; Cascarino for Diani.

     
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  2. blissett

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    Aug 20, 2011
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    Umph! I just took Cascarino out of my Fantasy team's starters because I thought she wouldn't have played. :x3: Well, at least, in the window between matchdays, I traded for Henry. :)

    I guess I'll watch this game instead of the Norway-South Korea one. I wonder if Nigeria can advance: a severe beating by France could hurt their goal difference, and their chances with it.
     
  3. Gilmoy

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    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
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  4. KimLittle#Magic

    Arsenal
    England
    Jun 16, 2019
    Henry could of scored something special if pulled off volley from corner in 17th min.
     
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  5. Romario'sgurl

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    Aug 26, 2000
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    It would be hilarious if Nigeria wins this match...:eek:
     
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  6. Gilmoy

    Gilmoy Member+

    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
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    17' 0-0 France right ck, outswing to 11m 5-left, Henry right roundhouse volley just wide left.

    27' 0-0 Cascarino chases down wide right to 22m, Ebere runs across her front, Cascarino hops aside but gets brushed across her front, friction rotates/undercuts her and she lands heavily on her right shoulder. Foul, yellow card on Ebere.

    28' 0-0 Majri fk at 22m wide right, to 3m 4-left. Nnadozie comes out and jumps with Henry, ball glances off Henry's back left skull, over wide left.

    France have 70% possession so far, as Nigeria sit back in a shell and wait for counters.
     
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  7. toad455

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    Nov 28, 2005
    Nigeria getting looks. I'm sure they'd love a win, but a draw should also see them through to the knockouts.
     
  8. blissett

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    Aug 20, 2011
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    0-0 HT.

    It looks like all of the matches I choose to watch today will end 0-0. o_O Let's hope something changes in 2nd half: so far just a pair of half-chances for Amandine Henry, but nothing really relevant.

    In the end, with a draw France wins the group and Nigeria advances, so why should they hurt themselves? I can only count on France's pride in front of their own public for this game to have any semblance of an history... :rolleyes:
     
  9. Gilmoy

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    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
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    43' 0-0 Bilbault races Chikwelu head-on to a 60-40, Bilbault pokes ball away, Chikwelu hops aside -- but unbalances self, puts right hand out and palms Bilbault's left jaw as she does a forward somersault over Bilbault's legs. Stoppage for head injury.

    45' 0-0 Gauvin leaves feet for a bicycle kick at 15m center -- kicks ball directly off Ebi's head, and away, follows through with high boot resting against Ebi's chest. Foul, yellow card on Gauvin.

    45+2' (of +2') 0-0 Oshoala drives down box left, Périsset slide-pokes over endline.

    45+4' (of +2') 0-0 Nigeria left ck, headed away.

    HT 0-0.
     
  10. Cliveworshipper

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    Dec 3, 2006
    The more I watch this match the lower France’s stock looks.
     
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  11. Gilmoy

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    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
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    #11 Gilmoy, Jun 17, 2019
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    59' 0-0 Renard longball from circle back left, Cascarino chases it down at 5m mid-right. Backpass to Thiney wide-open at 11m right post, one-touch left instep opened too far, way wide left. This always happens to Thiney on the big stage :p we feel sorry for her

    62' 0-0 France subs in (1 of 3) #9 Eugénie Le Sommer for #20 Delphine Cascarino. Fifteen fans in an upper box actually spell out all of E U G E N I E L E S O M M E R on their t-shirts :laugh:

    63' 0-0 France subs in (2 of 3) #11 Kadidiatou Diani for #13 Valérie Gauvin.
     
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  12. blissett

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    Ok, we've seen last World Cup that Gaëtane Thiney can miss sitters, but with this last shoot wide you get the impression that France just doesn't want to score and settled for the draw! :x3:
     
  13. Cliveworshipper

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    Dec 3, 2006
    And.. France sends in the cavalry.
     
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  14. blissett

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    Le Sommer and Diani in and the crowd cheers louder than if they had already actually scored a goal! :p
     
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  15. toad455

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    Nov 28, 2005
    France with so many chances. Don't think they're trying to settle for a draw.
     
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  16. MiLLeNNiuM

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    Aug 28, 2016
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    Thiney has been around too long. She cannot finish a shot served up on a silver platter.
     
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  17. Gilmoy

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    Jun 14, 2005
    Pullman, Washington
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    #17 Gilmoy, Jun 17, 2019
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    65' 0-0 Thiney right ck, cleared away. Majri stops at 22m arc left, shoots left instep hard to 1/4 left, Nnadozie catches low. Nnadozie is having another good game, calmly handling every situation.

    66' 0-0 Henry one-touch pass from 30 box right down wide right for Asseyi overlapping unmarked to 11m. Fast cross to 5m 1/4 right, Thiney slides and pokes it just wide left low past Nnadozie diving.

    "France couldn't hit water if they fell out of a boat" = :laugh:+:cry:
     
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  18. KimLittle#Magic

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    England
    Jun 16, 2019
    Not a fan of VAR
     
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  19. Ethan Frank

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    Jun 11, 2019
    Yeah, that's a clear penalty for me, but how often will France need one to take up late leads?

    Edit: She's missed.

    Edit: And it's now going to be retaken with a yellow for the keeper. Oh, that's very marginal.
     
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  20. Cliveworshipper

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  21. MiLLeNNiuM

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    Aug 28, 2016
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    France is not going to win this WWC. I'm calling it now. @blissett you're my witness.
     
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  22. ShortyMac

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    Apr 10, 2011
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    Wow, the keeper off her line was actually penalized! Another PK/re-take!
     
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  23. Cliveworshipper

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    Dec 3, 2006
    She was less off the line than Engler was yesterday.
     
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  24. toad455

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    Nov 28, 2005
    That was a terrible PK. Anyone think she missed on purpose?
     
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  25. KimLittle#Magic

    Arsenal
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    Jun 16, 2019
    Yellow card for GK moving before penalty?
     

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