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France captain Amandine Henry scored in extra time as the hosts beat Brazil 2-1 at the Women's World Cup in Le Havre on Sunday night to send Les Bleues into the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Henry found the back of the net in the 107th minute of a tense game at the Stade Oceane after Thaisa had cancelled out Valerie Gauvin's second-half opener.

Les Bleues struggled to make their early domination count due to the lack of a killer instinct that prevented them wrapping up victory inside...

It wasn't pretty, but France slide past Brazil and into quarters

LE HAVRE, France -- In a packed Stade Océane, full of passion first, of tension then and of pure joy at the end, France have qualified for the World Cup quarterfinals after their 2-1 win against Brazil in extra time Sunday night.

Les Bleues had never lost against Brazil (three wins and five draws) before this World Cup Round of 16 encounter, and they have kept...

Lucky Teddy, psychological thrillers and everything you need to know about the French team

PARIS -- The Pont de Tancarville is one of the most iconic bridges in France. It is also the way to get to the city of Le Havre in Normandy. However, the French players didn't take much notice to this beautiful architecture, built in 1959, when their coach drove through it on Tuesday morning. Amandine Henry and Sarah Bouhaddi were watching the video analysis of the France-Nigeria game Monday evening on their iPads. Delphine Cascarino, Viviane Asseyi, Kadidiatou Diani and Eve Perisset were playing...

By ESPN Staff

Women's World Cup predictions: Who will win the title in France?

Following the USWNT's 2-0 win over Sweden, Kate Markgraf and the FC crew examine what lies ahead in the round of 16 and beyond.

Thirty-six games are in the books. Only 16 teams remain in the Women's World Cup. Which teams are the favorites to reach Lyon for the final three matches in France? And which players have performed most impressively in goal and on the field? ESPN FC's Tom Hamilton and Julien Laurens, ESPN Brasil's Natalie Gedra and ESPN's Graham Hays, Julie Foudy and Alyssa Roenigk make their picks for how the rest of the World Cup might play out.

Which teams will reach the semifinals in Lyon?

Foudy: England,...