Brétigny wins it for France

Published: Thursday 8 May 2008, 1.45CET
France 2-0 Serbia
Sandrine Brétigny scored both goals as France extended their lead in qualifying Group 3.
by Christian Châtelet
from Paris
Brétigny wins it for France
Bruno Bini's France side are top of the group ©Getty Images

Match statistics

FranceSerbia

Goals scored2
 
0
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts2
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Published: Thursday 8 May 2008, 1.45CET

Brétigny wins it for France

France 2-0 Serbia
Sandrine Brétigny scored both goals as France extended their lead in qualifying Group 3.
Sandrine Brétigny scored both goals as France defeated Serbia 2-0 in Saint-Brieuc to keep the pressure on Iceland at the top of UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ qualifying Group 3.

Play-off place
The victory means France are of assured of at least a play-off place for the finals in Finland, but they are pushing for an automatic berth as they lead an Iceland team who have three games in hand by nine points. Once again in this topsy-turvy section, things did not initially go to form as Serbia, propping up the group with three points from five games going into this fixture, held firm amid heavy rain in Brittany.

Solo effort
Their resistance was broken on 53 minutes, though, as Olympique Lyonnais forward Brétigny finally broke the deadlock with an individual effort. Eighteen minutes later, she converted a cross from club-mate Louisa Nécib to seal the points. France are now not in action until 27 September when a home success against Iceland would earn them a finals berth whatever their group rivals do in their intervening outings.

Last updated: 09/05/08 8.22CET

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Team profiles

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Lineup

France

France

Serbia

Serbia

1Céline Deville (GK)7Selena Dimitrijević
2Sandrine Dusang1Ljiljana Gardijan (GK)
3Ophélie Meilleroux10Tamara Jovanović
4Laura Georges5Katarina Jović (C)
Substitution46'
6Sandrine Soubeyrand (C)3Zorica Karadžić
Substitution77'
8Sonia Bompastor2Marina Šišković
10Camille Abily11Jovana Sretenović
Substitution88'
11Laëtitia Tonazzi
Substitution46'
4Dragana Tomic
Yellow Card73'
14Louisa Nécib8Danijela Trajković
15Élise Bussaglia
Substitution74'
9Marina Mešic
Yellow Card74'
17Gaëtane Thiney
Substitution46'
6Aleksandra Dobrosavljevic

Substitutes

16Karima Benameur (GK)16Ivana Kostić
Substitution88'
5Sabrina Viguier15Sanja Malimić
7Corine Franco
Substitution74'
13Milena Pešić
Substitution46'
9Anne-Laure Perrot17Marija Nikolić
12Élodie Thomis
Substitution46'
12Dragana Mitic (GK)
13Sandrine Brétigny
Substitution46'
Goal53'
Goal71'
14Sladana Lazić
Substitution77'
18Amelie Coquet18Sandra Arsenijevic

Coach

Bruno Bini (FRA) Perica Krstić (SRB)

Referee

Ausra Kance (tvarijonaite) (LTU)

Assistant referees

Ingrida Siliuniene (LTU), Jurgita Macikunyte (LTU)

Fourth official

Séverine Craipeau (FRA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
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  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • France

    France

    Next match womensworldcup: v Iceland, 21 August 2010
  • Serbia

    Serbia

    Next match womensworldcup: v Northern Ireland, 21 August 2010
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