Women's European Championship - Group C
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Switzerland Women 1-1 France Women

By Tom GarryBBC Sport
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

Formation 4-5-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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 TeamSwitzerlandAway TeamFrance
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Switzerland Women 1, France 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Switzerland Women 1, France 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marie-Laure Delie (France).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Amandine Henry (France).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Gaëtane Thiney (France).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Gaëtane Thiney replaces Camille Abily.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Switzerland Women. Conceded by Sakina Karchaoui.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Meriame Terchoun (Switzerland Women).

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Marie-Laure Delie (France).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marie-Laure Delie (France).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Jessica Houara replaces Kadidiatou Diani.

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Switzerland Women. Conceded by Sakina Karchaoui.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 26th July 2017

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Netherlands33004139
2Denmark32012116
3Belgium31023303
4Norway300304-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany32104137
2Sweden31114314
3Russia310225-33
4Italy310256-13

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Austria32105147
2France31203215
3Switzerland31113304
4Iceland300316-50

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England22008086
2Spain21012203
3Portugal210123-13
4Scotland200218-70
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