The action in the Women’s World Cup continues this weekend, as the quarterfinals take place across Friday and Saturday. The host nation will be looking to book their place in the final four at Suncorp Stadium, as they compete against France.
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Australia’s dream of home World Cup glory continues this weekend, as the host nation look to reach the final four when they clash with France in Brisbane. The Aussies have recovered from a slow start at the competition, as they edged past Ireland in their opener before suffering defeat against Nigeria. However, since that setback, they have really grown into the competition with a string of excellent performances.
The first of those was a dominant showing against Canada, as they landed a huge 4-0 win over the reigning Olympic champions. They were then very professional in the round of 16 against Denmark, landing a 2-0 win over the European nation. The victory saw them progress from the opening round of the knockout stage for just the second time at their sixth attempt.
France has also been a nation that have grown into the competition as it has progressed. They started slow in Group F, as they played out a goalless draw against Jamaica. However, they stepped up their performance levels with wins over Brazil and Panama to top the standings.
France were ruthless in the previous round, as they landed a straightforward 4-0 win over Morocco, with three of their goals netted inside the opening 23 minutes. It is the fourth time that France has qualified for the last eight, but they have only reached the semi-finals on one previous occasion, as they finished fourth in 2011.
Australia vs France Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the nations at the Women’s World Cup. However, Australia will take confidence from the win that they recorded against the French in July, as they landed a 1-0 success in their final warm-up match.
Australia vs France Prediction
This should be an interesting showdown in the last eight of the Women’s World Cup. However, we find it hard to overlook France, who have been getting better and better with every passing match at the competition this summer.
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