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13th WMC Women's Football - Fairchild Air Force Base - Washington (USA) - Day 9


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France beats Canada 3-0 at the 13th World Military Women’s Football Championship

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WASHINGTON (USA) - France defeated Canada 3-0 during the 13th World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 18, 2022, the eighth day of the 11-day tournament. 


In the first half, Canada’s goalkeeper Alexandria Hogg was busy catching or deflecting French shots that were coming at her with the setting sun in her face. Shots not met by Hogg bounced off the frame. 




In past games, France scored high in goals. Canada’s response: stacking five defenders. Additionally, Canadian midfielders also played in the defensive area, frustrating French ambitions.  


The downside to that defensive strategy is that it also proved tough for Canada to score.  The strategy paid off, though, as Canada’s backline remained stout for the first half.  Despite controlling the ball and dominating, the French appeared stunned not to have made a goal in the first half. 




Action picked up in the second half, with France’s Anissa Belkasmi scoring in minute 64. Two minutes later, Sarah Palacin added a second goal for France. Belkasmi goaled again at minute 83. 


Even so, Hogg continued making spectacular saves for Canada to keep France from scoring an even higher game. 




Canada has one more game against Mali. France has one more game against South Korea. Both games are July 20 July, the last day before the medal games, July 22. 


Rewatch the full game between France and Canada: 


Led by Kone, Mali earns first its first victory against the Netherlands

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, WASHINGTON (USA) - Oumou Kone scored two goals and assisted on another to lift Mali to a 3-1 triumph over the Netherlands and its first win at the 13th World Military Women’s Football Championship Monday.


After both teams were evenly matched throughout much of the first half, Kone ended the scoring drought in the 40th minute. Kone took a beautiful leading ball from teammate Oumou Tangara and fired into the right corner of the net.




The Netherlands (0-3-1) responded by forcing a corner kick that ended with Dutch player Bo Peters firing a shot over the goal.


Dutch keeper Zoe Van Broekhoven stopped two Mali (1-2) scoring chances to start the second half, first a shot by Tangara on a free kick in the 46th minute and another when Mali’s Fatoumata Dembele fired a shot to the center of the goal in the 50th minute.


Kone notched her second goal in the 52nd minute firing into the right side of the net to give Mali a 2-0 lead.


However the Netherlands responded when Lindsay Gabriel booted a shot into the goal in the 90th minute.


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Kone, however, wasn’t done. She assisted on a goal to teammate Fatoumata Diarra to seal the game for Mali. With her two goals, Kone now has 3 goals total in the tournament, and is tied for second place among all goal scorers.


The Netherlands has completed its pool play matches. Mali next takes on Canada at 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Rewatch the full game between Mali and the Netherlands: 



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/)