Brazil won their ticket to the knockout stages of the Womens World Cup and will have the honour of playing against France, the host country
It will be Brazil! The French team will meet on Sunday 23rd June 2019 in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) Brazil in the round of 16 of the Womens Football World Cup 2019, a result of Thursday’s victory over Chile against Thailand on the score of 2-0.
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) 20 June 2019
Having advanced in Group C by Italy and Australia but having managed to finish among the best third, the Brazilian will therefore challenge in three days the host country of the World Cup-2019 Océane stadium at 21:00 (19:00 GMT).
10th in the FIFA rankings
Teammates of striker Marta, top scorer in World Cup history, were eliminated in the eighth at the 2015 World Cup, beaten 1-0 by Australia.
Les Bleues, who have won three victories in as many games in Group A, will have to assume their status of favourites against the 10th ranking Fifa.
The two nations faced off only once in the World Cup, during the 2003 edition, with a draw (1-1) in the group stage.
French women have never lost
In eight confrontations, the French have never lost against Canarinhas (three wins, five draws).
In November 2018, they won 3-1 friendly in Nice in their last clash.
The Brazilian selection has already reached the final of the World Cup in 2007 while his counterpart tricolour has for best result a semifinal in 2011.