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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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