The first clash of Group F is set to take place between France and Jamaica. Both the teams have not experienced much success in the World stage but are ready to prove their worth, yet again. In the last three World Cup tournaments, France have atleast reached the knockout rounds, wheres Zambia on the other hand, failed to win a single match in their 2019 campaign. So here’s the match preview of France vs Jamaica, where we give you a preface of what you can expect from the match.
France vs Jamaica
Date : 23/07/2023 (Sunday, July 23)
Venue : Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New Zealand
Time : GMT – 8:00 pm
IST – 3:30 pm
Live streaming : Fancode and DD sports
In the third match of Matchday 4, it’s time for the Group F participants, France and Jamaica to meet for the first time in their history. This is going to be France’s fifth World Cup participation since the inaugural year in 1991. In the past three tournaments in 2011, 2015 and 2018, they reached atleast the quarterfinals. So this time they will be looking to break the quarterfinal curse and try to advance into the semis.
After Herve Renard’s appointment as Head Coach, the french players has been playing a lot of possession game and seem to be enjoying it a lot. So in this World Cup and in France vs Jamaica we can expect them to dominate Jamaica in possession. Renard has imposed a new kind of belief into the players and they’re looking more passionate and hungry to win than ever before.
On the other hand, Jamaica failed to win any of their group stage matches in 2019, which resulted in not qualifying for the Round of 16 round, so this time they would hope to do things differently. Much of Jamaica’s hope would be expected to be upon their marquee player, Khadija Shaw. The Manchester City striker has scored 20 goals in the English Women’s Super League in the 2022-2023 season. So there’s no doubt that form is in her favour, she just need to get the support of her teammates, and we could expect to see a lot of goals.
The most anticipated support of Shaw’s, is Jody Brown. She’s one of the most young and exciting talents in the World right now and she’s just 21-years-old, which makes her even special. Her partnership with Shaw in the front is gonna decide the fate of Jamaica’s World Cup campaign. If they fail to deliver, Jamaica’s ship will sink, such is the expectation and burden, they’re undergoing for their team.
This match will see Hervé Renard manage at the Women’s World Cup for the first time, having previously coached at the Men’s World Cup as coach of both Morocco and Saudi Arabia. He will become just the second coach to have managed at both editions, after John Herdman (with Canada and New Zealand for their women’s teams and Canada for the men’s team).
France vs Jamaica Possible Lineups
France Women possible starting lineup:
Peyraud-Magnin; Lakrar, De Almeida, Renard, Karchaoui; Geyoro, Toletti, Dali; Diani, Mateo, Le Sommer
Jamaica Women possible starting lineup:
Spencer; Wiltshire, A. Swaby, C. Swaby, Blackwood; Carter, Spence, Solaun, Sampson, Brown; Shaw