Crowd fa­vorite France ad­vances to face Ger­many

Los Angeles Times - - WOMEN'S WORLD CUP -

MON­TREAL — The French- speak­ing and France- fa­vor­ing crowd sang “La Mar­seil­laise” three times dur­ing Sun­day’s game against South Korea.

One for each goal scored by “Les Bleues.”

“Hear­ing them en­cour­ages us,” midfielder Aman­dine Henry said af­ter France beat South Korea, 3- 0, to ad­vance to the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Women’s World Cup. “That re­ally mo­ti­vates us in the f ield when we hear our na­tional an­them.”

Marie Laure Delie scored twice — the f irst just four min­utes into the game, when the strains of the na­tional an­them had barely faded. France, which is third in the FIFA rank­ings, will play topranked Ger­many on Fri­day in Mon­treal for a spot in the semi­fi­nals.

“Ger­many is a great na­tion; their rank­ing shows it,” Henry said. “We’re not afraid of them. We’re go­ing to pre­pare prop­erly and we’ll see what’s go­ing to hap­pen.”

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