NICE, France (Reuters) – France took a big step toward the last 16 of the women’s World Cup after Eugenie Le Sommer’s penalty earned the tournament hosts a 2-1 victory against Norway on Wednesday.
Le Sommer struck from the spot after Wendie Renard’s own goal had canceled out Valerie Gauvin’s opener for France at the start of the second half.
Victory - Corinne - Diacre - Team - Top
The victory put Corinne Diacre’s team top of Group A with a maximum six points.
Norway, the 1995 champions, are second on three points, ahead of Nigeria on goal difference after the African champions won 2-0 against South Korea, who are bottom with no points.
Norway - Play - South - Korea - Encounter
Norway play South Korea in their final encounter while France need a draw against Nigeria in their last group game to advance as group winners.
Norway were on the back foot early on before stepping up a gear after 10...
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