Women's European Championship - Group C
Switzerland Women1France Women1

Switzerland Women 1-1 France Women

Eve Perisset (right)
Eve Perisset (right) was shown a straight red card early on

France survived a scare to reach the Women's Euro 2017 quarter-finals as they came from behind with 10 players to draw 1-1 and knock out Switzerland.

With Austria beating Iceland 3-0 to top Group C, runners-up France will face the winners of Group D - likely to be England - in the last eight on Sunday.

After France full-back Eve Perisset was sent off, Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic's fine header put Switzerland ahead early on.

But Camille Abily's late free-kick saved France from a shock elimination.

For France - ranked third in the Fifa rankings and one of the pre-tournament favourites alongside six-time winners Germany and in-form England - defeat in Breda would have ended their hopes of a first major tournament title.

Group winners Austria are making their tournament debut and are the lowest-ranked side in the group at 24th in the world.

Goals from Sarah Zadrazil, captain Nina Burger and substitute Stefanie Enzinger earned them a comfortable victory in Rotterdam over Iceland, who had already been eliminated.

France set for likely England tie

Switzerland knew they had to beat France to go through and a surprise win looked possible as they found themselves ahead against 10 players after 19 minutes.

Paris St-Germain's Perisset, as the last defender, was shown a red card for bringing down Chelsea Ladies forward Ramona Bachmann.

From the resulting free-kick, Crnogorcevic's powerful header from Martina Moser's well-placed delivery gave Switzerland the lead.

However, with 14 minutes remaining, Abily's free-kick was misjudged by Switzerland keeper Gaelle Thalmann, who had made several fine saves, as a relived France reached their third consecutive European Championship quarter-final.

Group D

England need only a point from their final group game against Portugal on Thursday to qualify as Group D winners and secure a quarter-final meeting with France in Deventer on Sunday.

France will be without captain and centre-back Wendie Renard after she received a second booking of the tournament.

England have not beaten France since 1974.

Austria await the runners-up in Group D. Scotland, currently bottom of the table, could qualify second but need to beat Spain by at least two goals and hope Portugal lose to England.

Line-ups

Switzerland Women

  • 1Thalmann
  • 9Crnogorcevic
  • 14Kiwic
  • 13Wälti
  • 5Maritz
  • 19AigbogunSubstituted forTerchounat 79'minutes
  • 8ZehnderSubstituted forReutelerat 80'minutes
  • 22BernauerBooked at 66mins
  • 7MoserSubstituted forCalligarisat 65'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 11DickenmannBooked at 72mins
  • 10Bachmann

Substitutes

  • 2Brunner
  • 3Terchoun
  • 4Rinast
  • 6Reuteler
  • 12Michel
  • 15Abbé
  • 16Humm
  • 17Betschart
  • 18Calligaris
  • 20Mauron
  • 21Friedli
  • 23Bürki

France Women

  • 16Bouhaddi
  • 2PerissetBooked at 17mins
  • 19Mbock Bathy
  • 3RenardBooked at 14mins
  • 22Karchaoui
  • 23Geyoro
  • 6HenryBooked at 42mins
  • 20DianiSubstituted forHouaraat 83'minutes
  • 10AbilySubstituted forThineyat 88'minutes
  • 11LavogezSubstituted forDelieat 71'minutes
  • 9Le Sommer

Substitutes

  • 1Philippe
  • 4Georges
  • 5Toletti
  • 7Le Bihan
  • 8Houara
  • 12Thomis
  • 13Catala
  • 14Tounkara
  • 15Bussaglia
  • 17Thiney
  • 18Delie
  • 21Gerard
Referee:
Katalin Kulcsár
Attendance:
4,511

Match Stats

Home TeamSwitzerland WomenAway TeamFrance Women
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Switzerland Women 1, France 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Switzerland Women 1, France 1.

Attempt saved. Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Marie-Laure Delie (France).

Noelle Maritz (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Switzerland Women. Ramona Bachmann tries a through ball, but Rahel Kiwic is caught offside.

Foul by Amandine Henry (France).

Viola Calligaris (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gaëtane Thiney (France).

Noelle Maritz (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Gaëtane Thiney replaces Camille Abily.

Corner, Switzerland Women. Conceded by Sakina Karchaoui.

Marie-Laure Delie (France) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Meriame Terchoun (Switzerland Women).

Hand ball by Marie-Laure Delie (France).

Foul by Marie-Laure Delie (France).

Lia Wälti (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Jessica Houara replaces Kadidiatou Diani.

Attempt missed. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Switzerland Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Geraldine Reuteler with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Switzerland Women. Conceded by Sakina Karchaoui.

Substitution

Substitution, Switzerland Women. Geraldine Reuteler replaces Cinzia Zehnder.

Substitution

Substitution, Switzerland Women. Meriame Terchoun replaces Eseosa Aigbogun.

Foul by Griedge Mbock Bathy (France).

Rahel Kiwic (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Switzerland Women 1, France 1. Camille Abily (France) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Eugénie Le Sommer (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (Switzerland Women).

Griedge Mbock Bathy (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland Women).

Booking

Lara Dickenmann (Switzerland Women) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Switzerland Women. Viola Calligaris tries a through ball, but Lara Dickenmann is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Marie-Laure Delie replaces Claire Lavogez.

Foul by Amandine Henry (France).

Lia Wälti (Switzerland Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Claire Lavogez (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Camille Abily with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Viola Calligaris (Switzerland Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Amandine Henry (France) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Viola Calligaris (Switzerland Women).

Attempt missed. Wendie Renard (France) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Griedge Mbock Bathy following a set piece situation.

Booking

Vanessa Bernauer (Switzerland Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 26th July 2017

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands Women33004139
2Denmark Women32012116
3Belgium Women31023303
4Norway Women300304-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany Women32104137
2Sweden Women31114314
3Russia Women310225-33
4Italy Women310256-13

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria Women32105147
2France Women31203215
3Switzerland Women31113304
4Iceland Women300316-50

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England Women22008086
2Spain Women21012203
3Portugal Women210123-13
4Scotland Women200218-70
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