In pictures: USA marches into the semifinal, France bows out

In a game devoid of VAR controversies for a change, it was all about some high-octane football as USA beat France 2-1 to secure a spot in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup. From Megan Rapinoe's brace to Wendie Renard's late fightback, here are the best moments of the game - in pictures.

Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe is the first player to score two or more goals in back-to-back Women's World Cup appearances since Marta in 2007.Since her Women's World Cup debut in 2011, no player has been directly involved in more goals in the competition than USA's Megan Rapinoe (13; 7 goals, 6 assists - level with Carli Lloyd). Photo: Getty Images
USA has now won its last 10 matches at the Women’s World Cup, equalling the longest run of wins in the tournament’s history set by Norway between 1995 and 1999. Photo: Getty Images
Rapinoe Henry
Screams and cheers galore, but for entirely different reasons. Megan Rapinoe had a great game against France, while Amandine Henry's multiple efforts to find the net ended in vain. Rapinoe's brace helped USA pull off a 2-1 victory over France, knocking the host out of the tournament. Photo: Getty Images
Special one
The special one can smile | Jose Mourinho was spotted in the stands at the Parc des Princes as France took on USA in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup on Friday. Photo: Getty Images
Wendie Renard
Set piece specialists | Six of France's last nine goals at the Women's World Cup have been from set-pieces, including four from Wendie Renard. However, it was not enough to get ahead of USA in the quarterfinal of the Women's World Cup. Photo: Getty Images
Host statistic
The host nation has been eliminated at the quarter-final stage in each of the last four Women’s World Cup tournaments – China in 2007, Germany in 2011, Canada in 2015 and France in 2019 have all fallen at this stage. Photo: Getty Images