Suncorp Stadium will host France vs Brazil match on Saturday. Brazil began their Women's World Cup 2023 with a huge victory over Panama, while France had to settle for a point in their tournament opener against Jamaica. France have been a tough team to beat in recent times. They have lost just one of their nine internationals. The Les Bleues are looking to reach the knockout rounds for the fourth consecutive World Cup. A win on Saturday would keep the hopes alive for them to finish in the top two of Group F. France won their last four matches with Brazil, including an extra-time win in the last 16 of the 2019 World Cup.
Brazil showed a brilliant performance in their tournament opener against Panama, They scored four goals without reply to claim all three points. Ary Borges scored twice in the first half to give Brazil a two-goal cushion, before Bia Zaneratto added a third after the interval. There was still plenty of time for Borges to complete her hat-trick and she did it comfortably to secure a commanding 4-0 victory.
France could go into Saturday's contest without the services of their captain Wendie Renard, who is struggling with a calf problem. There is also uncertainty surrounding Selma Bacha's availability, with the 22-year-old recovering from an ankle injury sustained in a warm-up game against the Republic of Ireland. In more positive news, central defender Elisa De Almeida should be fit to feature after missing the opening game through injury.
Meanwhile, Lauren Costa is set to start in central defence alongside Rafaelle, with Antonia and Tamires expected to feature as the two full-backs. After scoring a hat-trick on Matchday One, Borges will continue to feature on the right wing, while Adriana will line up on the opposite flank. Barcelona striker Geyse was utilized as a substitute against Panama, but she is expected to be included in the starting XI for Friday's encounter.
France Women's possible starting lineup:
Peyraud-Magnin; Lakrar, De Almeida, Cascarino, Karchoui; Mateo, Geyoro, Toletti, Majri; Diani, Le Sommer
Brazil Women's possible starting lineup:
Lele; Antonia, Costa, Rafaelle, Tamires; Borges, Luana, Kerolin, Adriana; Geyse, Zaneratto