They are not there yet.
The Blue have once again failed against the American mountain.
The double reigning world champions took the upper hand in the first period on a penalty from Rapinoe (5th) and a goal from Alex Morgan (19th).
and mass was said.
They thus go on to a 39th game without defeat.
Their last setback dates from January 2019, already in a friendly match in Le Havre against France (3-1).
Corinne Deacon's team, for its part, experienced a first defeat after sixteen games without losing.
We will have to raise their level of play to really reach a level for the Blue.
At 35, the American icon with purple hair recalled that she was not only invested in feminist and anti-racist struggles, but also still on the football fields.
On the evening of her 175th selection, the OL Reign player scored her seventh goal in seven international games played in 2021, the fourth in four games in a row (personal best).
Credited with a double against the French at the World Cup, she distinguished herself on Wednesday with an offside goal after a delicious control (12th), a deviation in front of Marion Torrent (38th) and a strike (48th) stopped by the goalkeeper French.
Peyraud-Magnin remained on only one goal conceded in nine matches, Friday on penalty in the victory against England (3-1).
On Wednesday, the Atlético Madrid goalkeeper went twice to get the ball in her nets, also beaten on a shot from close to Alex Morgan (19th, 2-0).
The goal of the American N.13 summed up the defensive mistakes of the French women, in particular Elisa De Almeida.
The poor recovery of the Montpellier central defender benefited Christen Press who launched Morgan in depth, between Eve Perisset ... and De Almeida.
Too much recklessness on the side of the young blue
The youth of the France team, synonymous with joyful recklessness on Friday, turned against it on Wednesday.
Despite the experienced Marion Torrent, Grace Geyoro, Viviane Asseyi and Eugenie Le Sommer, the Bleues posted an average of 39 selections per player at kick-off.
Side United States, the counter climbed to 117 ... The "Team USA" had put back its clothes of the World-2019, with a starting "eleven" containing ten holders of the quarter-final won 2-1.
Only Press, entered at the end of the match two years ago at the Parc des Princes, had earned its stripes of holder at Le Havre.
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The Americans had a bad memory of the Norman port, where they recorded their last defeat in January 2019 against the Blue.
They have since stretched their unbeaten run to 39 matches, including Wednesday's.
The France team, recently qualified for Euro-2022, however, appeared at the Océane stadium without almost all of its Lyon executives (Wendie Renard, Amel Majri, Delphine Cascarino, Sakina Karchaoui ...), affected by the Covid-19 and absent from the April internship.
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At the kickoff, Corinne Deacon had also chosen to leave on the bench Kadidiatou Diani and Sandy Baltimore (PSG), yet so explosive on Friday against England, but who face OL on Sunday in the quarter-final return of the League of champions.
Holder, the star of attack of PSG Marie-Antoinette Katoto is the only French to have been dangerous, each time of the head (22nd and 44th).