France vs Morocco: FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Highlights | France reach the Quarter-Final after demolishing Morocco by 4-0

Le Sommer scored a brace against Morocco as France advanced to the last eight of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 with a 4-0 victory.

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France vs Morocco | France vs Morocco: FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Highlights | France reach the Quarter-Final after demolishing Morocco by 4-0 | Sportz Point

Hindmarsh Stadium hosted the France vs Morocco FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Round of 16 clash on Tuesday. France booked their tickets for the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 after a comfortable victory over Morocco. Kadidiatou Diani opened the scoring with a close-range header before setting up goals for both Kenza Dali and Eugenie Le Sommer in the first half to make the game safe. Eugenie Le Sommer scored another one in the second half to secure the game completely. France will play the hosts Australia in an action-packed quarter-final after an easy victory over Morocco.

The quarter-final fixtures:

  • Spain v Netherlands (Wellington, Friday, 1 pm local time/2 am BST)
  • Japan v Sweden (Auckland, Friday, 7.30 pm local time/8.30 am BST)
  • Australia v France (Brisbane, Saturday, 5 pm local time/8 am BST)
  • England v Colombia (Sydney, Saturday, 8.30 pm local time/11.30 am BST)

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: France vs Morocco Live Blog

Lineups

France: (possible 4-4-2) Peyraud-Magnin; Perisset, De Almeida, Renard, Karchaoui; Dali, Geyoro, Toletti, Bacha; Le Sommer, Diani.

Substitutes: Durand, Picaud, Lakrar, Fazer, Majri, Mateo, Tounkara, Le Garrec, Asseyi, Feller, Cascarino, Becho.

Morocco: (possible 4-4-2) Er-Rmichi; Ait El Haj, El Chad, Benzina, Redouani; Ouzraoui, Nakkach, Chebbak, Tagnaout; Lahmari, Jraidi.

Substitutes: Zouhair, Arouaissa, Kassi, Amani, Badri, Seghir, Mazrouai, Gharbi, Chapelle, Bouftini, Mrabet, Ayane.

Referee: Tori Penso (USA)

Time for the National Anthems | 4:25 P.M (IST)

The players line up for the anthems.

Women's World Cup 2023: France vs Morocco | Kick Off | 1'

France kick off from left to right.

The French team is looking fresh | 6'

France have settled quickly and look confident in possession.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: France vs Morocco | 15' | Goallll!!.. for France

Karchaoui played a slick one-two with Bacha and lifted a cross into the six-yard box, where the unmarked Diani had a simple header.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: France vs Morocco | 20' | 2nd Goallll!!.. for France

Renard's clipped pass was flicked on imaginatively by Dali to release Diani in the inside-right channel. She cut the ball back to Dali, 15 yards out, and she swept a first-time shot into the net via the far post. Le Sommer was in an offside position but she wasn't in Er-Rmichi's eyeline, so the goal stand.

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France are now 2 goals ahead
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Morocco are looking confused | 23'

This looks a game too far for Morocco, who are being outclassed by an excellent France side.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: France vs Morocco | 23' | 3rd Goallll!!.. for France

El Chad tried to leave the ball out for a goal kick, then changed her mind and tried to put the ball out for a throw-in. It hit Diani and ended in front of the legs of Le Sommer, who took an emphatic first-time shot across Er-Rmichi for the third France goal of the match.

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Absolute disaster for Morocco as France are now 3-0 ahead of them
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The French side wants more | 28'

France are playing with a relaxed ruthlessness and looking hungry for more goals.

France vs Morocco | 36'

Nothing much is happening. Both teams know, deep down, that the game is already over.

France vs Morocco | 40'

 Er-Rmichi runs to the edge of her area to beat Diani to a through pass.

Advantage for France | 44'

The advantage of this scoreline is that France will be able to rest a number of their players in the second half.

Additional time | 45'

Three minutes of added time.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: France (3) vs Morocco (0) | Half time

France are on a terrific run here in Adelaide. They have already got a huge advantage and lead before coming into the second half of the last match of the Round of 16.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: France vs Morocco | Second Half Kick off | 46'

Morocco begin the second half.

Chance for Morocco | 49'

Lahmari, on the right wing, curls a beautiful pass around De Almeida to put Jraidi through on goal. She tries to go around Peyard-Magnin, who dives to knock the ball against Jraidi and behind for a goal kick.

Morocco are trying to break the French defence | 53'

Morocco are playing with more conviction in attack in the second half.

Yellow Card | 57'

Yellow card for Ait El Haj. She went for a very late tackle on Le Sommer.

France vs Morocco | 62'

Dali's cross is missed at the near post by Er-Rmichi and rebounds to safety off the unsighted Le Sommer.

Corner for Morocco | 66'

 Ayane wins Morocco's first corner of the game.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: France vs Morocco | 70' | 4th Goallll!!.. for France

Eugenie Le Sommer gets her second after a delicious cross from the teenage Vicki Becho.

Surprise...Surprise | 74'

slight surprise that France haven't made more substitutions.

Live Blog: France Women vs Morocco Women | 77'

Diani misses a great chance, crashing De Almeida's cross over the bar from six yards.

Double substitution for France | 81'

Naomie Feller and Estelle Cascarino replace Eugenie Le Sommer and Eve Perisset.

Morocco want something to take home with them from this clash | 84'

Morocco would love a goal to take home with them.

Huge positive for France | 87'

Karchaoui and Bacha are partnered so well on the left for France.

Double substitution for France | 90'

Viviane Asseyi and Aissatou Tounakara replace Sakina Karchaoui and Kadidiatou Diani.

FIFA Women's World Cup 2023: France (4) vs Morocco (0) | Full time

France will play the hosts Australia in a mouthwatering quarter-final after an easy victory over Morocco. The match was effectively over after 23 minutes. Eugenie Le Sommer put France 3-0 up after earlier goals from Kadiadiatou Diani and Kenza Dali. Le Sommer got her second in the second half, and Morocco's glorious campaign finally came to an end.

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