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Draw puts Norway and France through

Published: Sunday 30 August 2009, 23.18CET
Norway 1-1 France
France and Norway ground out a Group B draw which booked both sides into the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ quarter-finals.
by Trevor Huggins
from Helsinki Football Stadium
Draw puts Norway and France through
Camilla Abily celebrates scoring France's equaliser ©Getty Images

Match statistics

NorwayFrance

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target7
 
18
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
5
Fouls committed9
 
6
Yellow cards0
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Group B(Host country: Finland)

TeamsPWDLFA+/-Pts
Germany Germany330010199
France France311157-24
Norway Norway311125-34
Iceland Iceland300315-40
Last updated: 19/04/2013 10:40 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
W: Won   
D: Drawn   
L: Lost   
F: For   
A: Against   
+/-: Goal difference   
Published: Sunday 30 August 2009, 23.18CET

Draw puts Norway and France through

Norway 1-1 France
France and Norway ground out a Group B draw which booked both sides into the UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™ quarter-finals.

France and Norway ground out a draw at the Helsinki Football Stadium which booked both sides into the quarter-finals of UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2009™.

Advance
Lene Storløkken gave Norway a fourth minute lead but a determined France side needed only 12 minutes to find a superb equaliser from Camille Abily before a goalless second half yielded the first draw of the tournament in its 16th match. France go through to a 3 September quarter-final against the Netherlands in Tampere as Group B runners-up, Norway will be one of the two best third-placed teams but will ony discover where they play Finland or the Group C winners on Monday. The result also means Group A third-placed team Denmark still do not know their fate.

Early goal
Although both sides knew a draw was enough at kick-off, it was clear in the early stages that neither were looking for just one point. France had fallen behind in both their previous games and the trend continued when Norway scored with their very first attack, Isabell Herlovsen breaking down the left flank and Storløkken getting ahead of Sonia Bompastor to steer the cross at waist height past Sarah Bouhaddi.

French level
France's response was not long in coming, with Sandrine Soubeyrand thudding an unstoppable shot against the crossbar before Abily found the net, collecting the ball from Louisa Nécib and working a back-heel off-balance for just long enough to loose off a shot into the bottom corner as she fell into a heap. Quickfire chances then followed for both sides, a glancing header from Solveig Gulbrandsen and an effort from Élodie Thomis that was smothered in her one-on-one with keeper Ingrid Hjelmseth before a frantic first-half tempo finally began to ease.

Early spark
Norway, the 2005 runners-up who had opened with a 4-0 defeat by Germany before beating Iceland 1-0, initially showed more spark after the interval though neither side were creating clear-cut chances. The lack of urgency led to the game becoming bogged down in midfield, with lone forwards lacking support and being expected to chase the occasional long ball.

Late scare
France, who came back to beat Iceland 3-1 in their opener before losing 5-1 to group winners Germany, had the better individual slkills, but this was a game where they were not made to count and theuir only scare came with a close-range effort which substitute Leni Larsen Kaurin put wide in a goalmouth scramble following a corner. This is the first time France have made it past the group stage since it was introduced in 1997.

Att: 1,537

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.31CET

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Lineups

Norway

Norway

France

France

1
HjelmsethIngrid Hjelmseth (GK)
16
BouhaddiSarah Bouhaddi (GK)
2
AkerhaugenToril Akerhaugen
3
MeillerouxOphélie Meilleroux
4
StenslandIngvild Stensland (C)
4
GeorgesLaura Georges
5
GiskeAnneli Giske
6
SoubeyrandSandrine Soubeyrand (C)
6
HuseCamilla Huse
8
BompastorSonia Bompastor
7
RønningTrine Rønning
10
AbilyCamille Abily
Goal16
8
GulbrandsenSolveig Gulbrandsen
12
ThomisÉlodie Thomis
9
HerlovsenIsabell Herlovsen
Substitution89
14
NecibLouisa Necib
17
MjeldeMaren Mjelde
15
BussagliaÉlise Bussaglia
21
StorløkkenLene Storløkken
Goal4
17
ThineyGaëtane Thiney
Substitution83
22
PedersenCecilie Pedersen
Substitution46
20
BlancDelphine Blanc

Substitutes

13
NilsenChristine Nilsen (GK)
1
DevilleCéline Deville (GK)
12
C. KnutsenCaroline Knutsen (GK)
22
Stribick-BurckelLaëtitia Stribick-Burckel (GK)
3
LundMarita Lund
2
LepailleurLaure Lepailleur
10
WiikMelissa Wiik
Substitution89
5
ViguierSabrina Viguier
11
KaurinLeni Kaurin
Substitution46
7
FrancoCorine Franco
14
SandveiMarit Sandvei
9
HerbertCandie Herbert
15
GardsjordHedda Gardsjord
11
TonazziLaëtitia Tonazzi
16
ThorsnesElise Thorsnes
13
BretignySandrine Bretigny
18
VikestadRuna Vikestad
18
HenryAmandine Henry
19
IsaksenIngvild Isaksen
19
Le SommerEugénie Le Sommer
Substitution83
20
LieKristin Lie
21
DiguelmanLudivine Diguelman

Coach

Bjarne Berntsen (NOR) Bruno Bini (FRA)

Referee

Alexandra Ihringova (ENG)

Assistant referees

Natalie Aspinall (ENG), Ella De Vries (BEL)

Fourth official

Yuliya Medvedeva-Keldyusheva (KAZ)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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