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Wendie Renard’s twice-taken penalty takes France past Nigeria

Wendie Renard went from villain to hero in the space of two minutes, scoring her retaken penalty after a double VAR check to ensure France progress to the last-16 having topped Group A.With the sun setting the home team were given arguably their most v…

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South Korea v Norway, Nigeria v France: Women’s World Cup clockwatch – live!

Live updates from Group A, kick-off 8pm (BST)‘You can feel this surge’: how France caught World Cup feverFeel free to email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 7.13pm BST Here’s the teams for South Korea v Norway. The fun don’t stop! Here’s the team news for #K…

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South Korea v Norway, Nigeria v France: Women’s World Cup clockwatch – live!

Live updates from Group A, kick-off 8pm (BST)‘You can feel this surge’: how France caught World Cup feverFeel free to email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 7.13pm BST Here’s the teams for South Korea v Norway. The fun don’t stop! Here’s the team news for #K…

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‘You can feel this surge’: how France has caught Women’s World Cup fever

Whether at the stadiums or in front of the television, enthusiasm for the host team is exceeding expectationsFrance has seen a huge surge in enthusiasm for women’s football, with TV viewing figures for the World Cup double what was predicted, national-…

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Women’s World Cup diary: the Murder Basement, trains and dodgy loos

Covering a World Cup involves a lot of travelling, insalubrious accommodation and hotel fittings that misbehaveWhen the day starts off watching an Australian and American play Game of Thrones pinball in a bar in Reims something has either gone very wro…

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Women’s World Cup 2019: talking points from the first week of action

Fifa’s ticket policy, French sarcasm, colourful supporters and teams making their World Cup debut have grabbed attentionThe word on the street in Nice and Le Havre – well, mainly from the mouths of taxi drivers but they’re usually a decent barometer – …

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Eugénie Le Sommer’s VAR penalty gives France narrow win over Norway

Eugénie Le Sommer held her nerve to score the VAR-awarded penalty winner for France after Wendie Renard had potentially gifted Norway a vital point in the race to top Group A.With France leading Norway courtesy of a Valérie Gauvin effort straight after…

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France v Norway: Women’s World Cup – live!

Updates from the Group A match kicking off at 8pm BSTYou can email Jacob here or tweet him hereSearch for female Mbappé hots up in Paris suburbsGolden boot standings: the top scorers at France 2019 8.11pm BST 10 min: A brief stoppage while one of the a…

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Bondy’s search for a female Kylian Mbappé hots up in suburbs of Paris

With the Women’s World Cup in full swing the unofficial search for candidates for future France teams is well under wayIt was on a modest pitch in a northern Paris suburb where the six-year-old Kylian Mbappé began to shine. Long before he became a star…

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Euro 2020 qualifying: Belgium’s Lukaku and De Bruyne see off Scotland

• Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne earn Group I win for Belgium• Germany beat Estonia 8-0 but Northern Ireland top Group CA goal in each half from Romelu Lukaku and an unerring late drive from Kevin De Bruyne consigned Scotland to a 3-0 Euro 2020 qualiifying…

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Women’s World Cup will be best ever but is it because of or despite Fifa? | Kieran Pender

Over 45,000 fans loved the opening ceremony as France kicked off the event in style but will it be enough for the French public to overcome a reticence regarding the women’s game?The Parisian weather failed to dampen a colourful opening to the Women’s …

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France off to a flying start after sweeping South Korea aside

It felt somewhat fitting that it was two of Lyon’s six-time Champions League winners stamping their mark on the Women’s World Cup opener. With Eugenie Le Sommer’s side-footed opener – her 11th goal in 11 internationals – followed by a Wendie Renard dou…

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France v South Korea: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Women’s World Cup opening game, 8pm BST kick-offGuardian writers give their World Cup predictionsFeel free to email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg your thoughts 6.11pm BST My colleague Suzy Wrack is covering the game from the Parc des Princes. And look…

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Women’s World Cup: fans give their previews and predictions

France are ready. Nigeria are concerned. Norway are missing their best player. And USA are very confidentWe will be… the perfect hosts. The stadiums are fantastic and the atmosphere will be electric. We are ready. Continue reading…

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Women’s World Cup fever yet to take hold in Paris as tournament nears

The biggest Women’s World Cup in history is kicking off at the Parc des Princes on Friday but in the city there is not the air of anticipation you would expectWith the biggest Women’s World Cup in history kicking off at the Parc des Princes in Paris on…

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Bigger, better, bolder: Women’s World Cup ready to reach new heights | Suzanne Wrack

The rapid evolution of women’s football means it is hard to pick a winner for the most anticipated Women’s World Cup in historyIt is finally here. The most anticipated Women’s World Cup in history is just days away and there is every chance it will be …

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Women’s World Cup 2019 team guide No 1: France

Corinne Diacre has a very strong squad at her disposal but can they cope with the pressure on home soil?This article is part of the Guardian’s 2019 Women’s World Cup Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the …

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Paris Saint-Germain president faces corruption inquiry

Nasser al-Khelaifi suspected of paying $3.5m to IAAF chief to help Qatar land world eventThe president of Paris Saint-Germain football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi, has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption, a French judicial official sa…

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Bayern Munich confirm £68m signing of Lucas Hernandez from Atlético Madrid

• France defender is most expensive player in Bundesliga history• Hernandez will join Bayern in the summerBayern Munich have confirmed the signing of France international Lucas Hernandez from Atlético Madrid for a fee that is believed to be a club reco…

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Bayern Munich confirm £68m signing of Lucas Hernandez from Atlético Madrid

• France defender is most expensive player in Bundesliga history• Hernandez will join Bayern in the summerBayern Munich have confirmed the signing of France international Lucas Hernandez from Atlético Madrid for a fee that is believed to be a club reco…