In pictures: Drama galore as England, France progress to quarterfinal

England sealed a 3-0 win and France progressed with a goal in extra-time. However, VAR decisions enraged Cameroon and Brazil was reduced to tears after the exit. Here's how the drama unfolded.

Phil Neville's England team sailed to a 3-0 win as the Lionesses won five consecutive games for the first time ever at the Women’s World Cup. Captain Steph Houghton, Alex Greenwood and Ellen White scored a goal each. Photo: Getty Images
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White's goal against Cameroon meant she has scored four goals for England at the 2019 Women's World Cup; the joint-most by an England player in a single tournament in the competition (also Kelly Smith with four in 2007). Photo: Getty Images
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VAR took centre stage as Cameroon was on the receiving end of tough decisions. After Ajara Nchout's 47th minute goal was cancelled out over a VAR review, deeming it to be offside- Augustine Ejangue and others were seen dejected. Photo: Getty Images
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Ajara Nchout refused to continue play and so did other Cameroon players, questioning the VAR decision. Coach Alain Djeumfa had to console the players, urging them to restart play.
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In the second match, France progressed to the last-8 after a hard-fought win, which came in the extra time. With this, France joined other European nations Norway, England and Germany in the last-8. Photo: Getty Images
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Valérie Gauvin scored the opening goal, which meant she has scored seven goals in her last nine appearances across all competitions for France. Photo: Getty Images
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However, Thaisa leveled things with a 63rd minute goal, which was her first goal at the World Cup. Aged 30 years and 187 days, Thaisa is the only player to score her debut goal for Brazil in the competition at an older age was Sissi, who scored a hat-trick v Mexico in 1999 (32y 17d). Photo: Getty Images
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With Thaisa forcing the match into extra-time, France's Amandine Henry took it upon herself to save her side as she netted a goal in extra time- thereby making France the only European host nation to make it past the first knockout game in Women's World Cup history. Photo: Getty Images
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Marta, who continued to don a bold lip colour - she chose the 'blood' shade because ''Brazil had to leave blood on the pitch" - failed to save Brazil, which eventually fall prey to the Les Bleues and bowed out of the tournament. Emotional after the exit, she said in an interview, "Formiga is not forever, neither is Marta, neither is Cristiane. Women's football depends on you to survive. Think about it, savour it." Photo: Getty Images
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