2019 Day 2 Last-16 Match Reviews
England cruised to a 3-0 victory over a tough Cameroon side who, although upset at having a goal ruled out for offside, were outplayed by their opponents. The second game was of a much higher quality with Brazil causing many problems for the hosts France. The game went to extra time after Brazil scored a second-half equaliser through Thaisa that cancelled out Gauvin’s strike for the French. Their captain Henry scored a lovely volley from close-range in extra time to give France the win in a hard-fought game that sets up a clash with either the USA or Spain.
2019 Women’s World Cup Language: Indirect Free-kick
There are two types of free kick in football: one is called a direct free-kick which means the attacking side that has been awarded the kick can score directly from it (if they can!). Most fouls result in a direct free kick so we don’t usually hear the phrase ‘direct free kick’ but sometimes certain fouls mean that an indirect free-kick is awarded – for instance if a player obstructs another player, a keeper picks up a back pass or there is in an offisde decision. A player cannot score directly from an indirect free-kick so a team mate would have to touch or pass the ball to him or her. In today’s World Cup last-16 match between Cameroon and England, the Cameroon keeper picked up the ball after receiving the ball from her own defender and this resulted in an indirect free kick inside their own penalty area. England captain Steph Houghton scored after her team mate touched the ball to her – England’s opening goal came from an indirect free-kick.
It’s still jlacey on top with 48 points, but Aki is just behind on 47 after a perfect score in the England vs Cameroon game. There was only one perfect prediction in the second game between France and Brazil which finished 1-1 after 90 minutes so well done to Dagmar. Tomorrow sees favourites the USA face Spain and then Sweden and Canada play in the evening.
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