Henry sends struggling France into World Cup quarter-finals

Women's World Cup - Round of 16 - France v Brazil
Women's World Cup - Round of 16 - France v Brazil Copyright REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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France captain Amandine Henry came to the rescue as the hosts scraped into the women's World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win against Brazil.

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France captain Amandine Henry came to the rescue as the hosts scraped into the women's World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-1 win against Brazil after extra time, setting up a likely clash with holders the United States on Sunday.

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 90 minutes.

The US take on Spain in Reims on Monday.

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