Women’s Euro 2022: date, time, broadcast … All about the quarter-final France
Stop or for Les Bleues? At the end of a first round that started on a downward slope (card against Italy 5-1, victory 2-1 against Belgium, draw 1-1 against Iceland with a largely reworked 11), the team of France attacks the knockout phase of the Euro. Adversary care: the Netherlands, crowned at home five years ago during the last edition of the European Nations Championship and finalists of the last World Cup in 2019.
The last of the four quarter-finals is scheduled for Saturday July 23 at 9 p.m. in Rotherham, the scene of the first three matches for Corinne Deacon’s players in England. It will be to follow on television on TF1 and on Canal+. RTL.fr of course remains mobilized with a live commentary from 7:45 p.m. for the announcement of the composition of the teams. In the event of a tie after 90 minutes, there will be an extension of two times 15 minutes, then if necessary a penalty shootout.
The winner of this quarter will find in half, Wednesday July 27 (9 p.m.) in Milton Keynes, that of the match Germany-Austria. In the other half of the table, the posters of the quarters are England-Spain and Sweden-Belgium. At home, the English dream of a first coronation after two finals lost in 1984 and 2009. Germany has won eight times, Sweden once.
Quarters glass ceiling
Les Bleues, they have never broken their glass ceiling of the quarterfinals at the Euro (2009, 2013, 2017). If their sensational entry into the competition against Italy confirmed their ambitions of conquest on July 31 at Wembley, the loss of Marie-Antoinette Katoto and the last two performances raised more questions than answers, doubts that of certainties.
On the one hand, the partners of Wendie Renard, 3rd in the Fifa rankings, remain undefeated for 17 games (0-2 against the American world champions in a friendly in April 2021). On the other, they conceded at least one goal per game in England, never scored in the second half (VAR’s fault against Iceland, a missed penalty from the captain against Belgium).
Advantage France since 2010
Since 2010, French and Dutch have faced each other eight times, but never in a major competition. Assessment: four wins for the Bleues, two for the Bataves, two draws. In this Euro, the players of English coach Mark Parsons started with a draw (1-1) against Sweden (1st in the group) before showing their offensive power: 3-2 against Portugal, 4-1 against Switzerland .