Women's World Cup: Hosts France score controversial penalty to earn win against Norway
France scored a controversial VAR-awarded second-half penalty to defeat Norway 2-1 and all but confirm their spot in the last-16 of the Women's World Cup.Eugenie Le Sommer scored her 12th international goal in as many appearances in the 72nd minute, after Marion Torrent was adjudged to have been fouled by Ingrid Engen, at the Allianz Riviera in Nice.
Corinne Diacre's France, viewed as one of the favourites, took the lead through Valerie Gauvin straight after half-time, before a calamitous own goal from Wendie Renard saw Norway drew level.
France now top Group A with six points from two games, three clear of Norway and third-placed Nigeria, who they play in their final group game on Monday.
Norway, who are one of just four teams to have won the competition, meet South Korea at the same time (8pm BST).
source: sky sports