Kaylyn Kyle is easy on her feet
The French were impressive against Nigeria with their short passing game initiated and controlled by Louisa Necib and Camille Abily. Their in form striker Marie-Laure Delie was able to make a 56′ breakthrough with the match’s only goal.
Today, they take on Christine Sinclair and Canada. The Canadians have had France’s measure in previous encounters but this could be a different match. Midfielder Kaylyn Kyle sounds a warning:
“The French are very strong as a group. They’re exceptionally fit and very good on and off the ball so we must make sure we treat them as a unit and not focus on individual players.”
Sinclair is their best bet. Her free kick against Germany was a beauty and we’ve seen so far, a key ingredient in these matches has been the goalkeeping. Specifically, set pieces or pacy shots placed into the upper quadrant of either side of the goal are proving hard for the custodians to handle.