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13th WMC Women's Football - Fairchild Air Force Base - Washington (USA) - Day 11


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France edges Korea to gain berth in gold medal match

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WASHINGTON (USA) - Behind solid goalkeeping by Audrey Dupupet and stout defense by its backline, France advanced to the 2022 WMC Women’s Football Gold medal match with a 1-0 triumph over Korea Wednesday afternoon.


French midfielder Rachel Corboz, who grew up in New Jersey and competed for Georgetown, scored the winning goal for France in the 90th minute, kicking into the right corner of the net.


Lina Thivillon started the set play by flashing from the left side and scooting the ball to Anissa Belkasmi who dropped a behind-the-back pass back to Thivillon. Thivillion then snuck past the Korean backline and pinged the ball to Corboz for the game winner. The goal was the first in the tournament for Corboz, who has dual French-American citizenship.




Before Corboz’s score, France and Korea battled to a draw with both sides narrowly missing on scoring chances. Two of the most skilled teams of the tournament, both squads struggled to find the net, although France (4-0) controlled the ball more than the Korean squad.


In the 25th minute, France’s Sarah Palacin took a shot to the center of the goal that was stopped by Korean keeper Jihee Ha. Kristy Gavory had her right-footed attempted stopped by Ha.


In the 51st, Korea’s Jeongmin Lee had her breakaway shut down by Dupupet. Gavory narrowly missed a potential goal in the 57th minute when she hit the top crossbar.




Dupupet’s most critical saves came in the second half. In the 63rd minute, she missed a shot attempt off a free kick by Korea, then jumped back to grab the loose ball.


The French goalkeeper then faded to her left to stop a goal attempt by Korean midfielder Yena Park in the 70th minute.


Korea (3-1) will face the United States (3-1) in the bronze medal match, while France will take on Cameroon, (4-0), the highest scoring team in the field, for the WMC Women's Football.


Rewatch the full game between Korea and France: 


Mali Overwhelms Canada 6-0 at the 13th WMC Women's Football

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WASHINGTON (USA) - Mali demolished Canadian defenses 6-0 during the 13th WMC Women's Football in Spokane, Washington, July 20, 2022, the tenth day of the 11-day tournament and the last game before the medals matches July 22.


Mali dominated the first half, with Oumou Kone scoring a goal at minute 12, Binta Diarra scoring at minute 23 and Noutenin Bagayoko scoring at 32 and Kone again in minute 46 in overtime.




In the second half, Kone scored a hat trick in minute 59. Just a minute later, Nana Diarra scored a goal.


Rewatch the full game between Canada and Mali: 



More info on the USA Delegation to CISM website and on the Fairchild Air Force Base host website.


All the Games will be livestreamed on the Youtube Channel of the US Armed Forces Sports !


All the pictures of the event are available on the Armed Forces Sports Flickr Account !

(Source: https://armedforcessports.defense.gov/)