victorious in pain, Les Bleues are getting closer to the World Cup

It’s over !

Les Bleues were scared but won 2-1! Qualification for the World Cup is getting closer with this 7th victory in 7 games! The ticket for the World Cup can be validated on Tuesday, against Slovenia.

Diani in pivot

The center forward turns empty but does not fit his shot, again. It’s above.

3 minutes of additional time

The French still have a few moments to hold…

Latest changes for Deacon

Perisset and Geyoro are replaced by Torrent and Palis.

Baltimore close to 3-1

The incoming performs a series of dribbles on the left before taking his chance. O’Sullivan makes a big handball mistake, Evans releases on the wire in front of Diani at the far post.

Mbock saves his defense

What a sliding tackle from the central defender in front of Fishlock. The ball is dismissed for a corner, which is spoiled by the Welsh.

Perisset on the ground

The Bordeaux side remains elongated, visibly the victim of cramps. There remain two possibilities of changes to Deacon.

The incredible efficiency of Katoto in selection

The young striker has 24 goals with Les Bleues in… 27 appearances.

The Blues want more

Big highlight for the Blues. Dali and Mateo are overtaken in their attempt but the ball remains near the Welsh area.

A penalty claimed for the Welsh

Llanelli’s audience still protests Perisset’s intervention on Jones.

Double change for the Blues

Toletti and Katoto give way to Dali and Mateo for the last quarter of an hour. Les Bleues are not immune to poor performance and are falling back.

Menacing Perisset

The French side crosses from the right. His gesture is missed but could have deceived the vigilance of O’Sullivan, this time attentive.

Goal denied to the Welsh!

Wales are coming back strong! An offside position is ultimately for a headed goal, the French doubt…


Wales revives the suspense! Peyraud Magnin misses in his aerial outing on a corner, the French fail to emerge. Launched, Captain Ingle hits hard in one touch. The blocked shot takes the French goalkeeper on the wrong foot, 2-1.

Diani’s strike!

At the initiative of Karchaoui, the Blue infiltrate the surface and combine. The ball reaches Diani at the far post, whose powerful shot is off target.

The rhythm has dropped

The end of the match could be long for the 5,000 spectators present at Llanelli. Les Bleues no longer have an interest in hurrying, Wales are not able to react.

Les Bleues in control

With this second goal, the French can come to see the end of the match serenely, especially as the Welsh blame the blow. Deacon will be able to rotate his workforce.

First change for the Blues

Baltimore takes Cascarino’s place for the last half hour of play.

Cascarino is looking for the knockout

Cascarino’s powerful strike ends just above the unfortunate O’Sullivan. Wales have taken quite a blow to the head.

Wales demand a penalty

The referee whistles a free kick for a foul committed by Perisset at the 16.50m limit. Fishlock hits wide above.


Katoto breaks on a goal full of opportunism! On a back pass without much danger, O’Sullivan takes his time clearing and is countered by the French striker, who then ends up in the empty goal. 2-0 for the French team!

Bilbault imprecise

Another long shot for Les Bleues. Bilbault arms 20 meters from goal, his shot flies into the stands.

Fishlock alert Peyraud Magnin

On a free kick played on the ground, the Welsh number 10 is found in full surface. His strong shot ends well above.

Katoto misses the ball

Found by Perisset on a cross from the right, Katoto stumbles on the opposing rearguard in front of goal. O’Sullivan relieves the defense by grabbing the goal.

Les Bleues are in no hurry

If the France team continues to dominate the debates, it does not precipitate on the opposing goal. The Welsh are finding it increasingly difficult to enter the last 30 meters.

Diani sanctioned

The Parisian striker loses the ball in front of Holland, who tries to escape. Diani follows her well but makes the mistake in midfield.

Evans stops Diani

Superb sliding tackle from the Welsh defender in front of Diani, who was still on the right. France is back on a good footing.

It’s back to Llanelli!

Beginning of the second act, the Blues want to get the break to take shelter!

Half time!

The French team leads by one goal thanks to an achievement by the inevitable Renard on a corner. Despite a good start, the Welsh have eased off and are suffering more and more. The World Cup is getting closer for Les Bleues.

2 minutes of additional time

Les Bleues are forcing themselves to seek the break before the break.

Fox still there

The goalscorer receives a free kick from Karchaoui at the far post. His head finds Katoto, whose recovery of the right is not on target.

Holland warned

Holland roughly holds Diani by the jersey and logically receives the first card of the meeting.

Karchaoui tries from afar

25 meters from goal and slightly off to the left, Karchaoui took advantage of the space in front of her to attempt a powerful strike. It ends slightly above.

Wales try to react

The Welsh get on the field and try to bring danger. Les Bleues recover without difficulty and seem clearly above.

Imprecise Katoto

Diani overflows on the right and crosses at the end of the race towards Katoto, ideally placed. His header ends to the right of the Welsh cage.

Renard calms the Welsh ardor

Superb defensive return from the striker to regain the ball at the opposing feet. Les Bleues temporize and keep the ball.

Deacon relieved

Despite a domination in the first half hour, the Blues had not managed to make the difference, even suffering the red waves against. Here they are finally in the lead after this error in opposing marking.


The French team takes the lead on a whim from Renard! Toletti kicks in a corner from the left. Alone at the penalty spot, the French captain has plenty of time to poke her head to afford her 33rd goal for the selection.

New corner for France

Renard manages to place his head at the near post. O’Sullivan slams the ball to his right.

Les Bleues hung

The France team confirms its difficulties in the first leg in this first period. The Welsh have suffered several chances but are very dangerous on long balls in transition.

Superb sequence of Katoto

In front of the surface, the PSG striker recovers a bad dismissal and succeeds in her control before attempting the half-volley. It ends just to the right of the goal.

Jones tumbles right

The Welsh center-forward does not find a partner on his center back. The French defense was again overtaken.

Wales insist

Another attempt for the Welsh, from the entrance to the surface. Peyraud Magnin is vigilant and captures at the near post.

Small alert for Peyraud Magnin

The French goalkeeper misses her exit on a new counter but the Welsh do not take advantage of it. Les Bleues are not totally reassuring when the ball is lost.

Double big chance for Diani

First found on the right of the surface, Diani strikes hard from a tight angle. The ball is pushed back by the post but then returns to the French striker. His second attempt fails a few centimeters from the left post.

Toletti takes his chance

The midfielder tries a shot in front of the Welsh area, after a badly cleared ball. It’s above.

Fright in the surface of the Blue!

On a backlash, the Welsh are projecting in numbers into the French camp. Renard then Bilbault, with a manly tackle in front of Ingle, narrowly averted the danger.

Diani does not adjust her head

Alone in full surface, Diani can take a corner of the head. It lacks accuracy, O’Sullivan captures without problem.

Les Bleues settle down

The France team does not let go of the ball and now dictates its rhythm in the Welsh camp.

Advanced Katoto

Very good long ball in the area for Katoto, who manages his control in small spaces. Holland finally dismisses for a corner, which gives nothing.

Vigilant Peyraud Magnin

The goalkeeper of the Bleues succeeds in her exit on a rather dangerous free kick from the Welsh. She captures and quickly revives her team.

Diani can’t find a partner

Excellent acceleration from Diani who enters the box on the right before centering in front of goal. It passes in front of everyone, the Welsh can recover.

Wanted Diani

Mbock extends to Diani, who is too short to avoid the touch on the right side.

Let’s go between Wales and France!

Les Bleues kick off at Parc Y Scarlets, good game to all!

Entrance of the players

The two teams make their appearance on the lawn of Llanelli, which usually hosts the Scarlets rugby team. Place for hymns.

France undefeated against the Welsh

The France team has never lost against Wales in 5 confrontations (4 wins, 1 draw). But Les Bleues had experienced a lot of difficulties during the first leg (2-0).

The classification of group I

1. France, 18 pts (+35)
2. Slovenia (+1 game), 14 pts (+14)
3. Wales, 13 pts (+14)
4. Greece, 10 pts (-14)
5. Kazakhstan, 0 pts (-21)
6. Estonia, 0 pts (-28)

Two absent from the Blues

Summoned by Corinne Deacon, the Lyonnaises Malard and Bacha finally withdrew for the rally. They have been replaced by Sarr and Morroni, who will start the game on the bench.

Katoto in full blur around his future

The PSG striker, free of any contract in June, still does not know where she will play next season. A few hours before the kick-off of this Wales-France, a meeting was held between the management of the Parisian club and the entourage of the attacker.

4 points are enough in the last two games

The French women’s team could qualify for the 2023 World Cup on Tuesday against Slovenia. For this, it takes at least a win and a draw on the two meetings. A goal well within reach of the Blue, who remain on 10 wins in a row.

The composition of the Blue, Katoto is there

Peyraud Magnin – Perisset, Renard, Mbock, Karchaoui – Diani, Bilbault, Toletti – Geyoro, Katoto, Cascarino

Substitutes: Asseyi, Baltimore, Chavas, Cissoko, Dali, Durand, Mateo, Morroni, Palis, Sarr, Torrent, Tounkara

Wales eleven

O’Sullivan – Roberts, Ladd, Evans, Rowe – Ingle – Harding, James, Fishlock, Holland – Jones

Substitutes: Clarke, Estcourt, Filbey, Green, Hughes, Morgan, Soper, Walters, Ward, Williams, Woodham, Wynne

They are almost there

The players of the France team are at the top of group I with a perfect course (6 wins in 6 games). Slovenia, the next opponent of Les Bleues, is second at 4 points with one more meeting. The Welsh are third with 5 lengths behind. Only the first team is directly qualified for the 2023 World Cup, which will be played in Australia and New Zealand.

Good evening everyone

Welcome to our live commentary to follow the match of the 7th day of qualifying for the World Cup between Wales and France. The match will kick off at 8:45 p.m. from Llanelli.

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