France was vying to become the first nation to simultaneously hold the men's and women's World Cup trophies, but the home-field advantage and the flag-waving crowd that belted out La Marseillaise didn't faze the ever-confident USA team.
Jill Ellis's team held on and they go through to a semi-final showdown with England in Lyon next Tuesday as they seek to retain their crown and win a fourth World Cup in eight editions.
'I said earlier in the week nobody cares who loses in a semi-final, it's all about winning and my players now want to win, so if we don't get the right result, we will be disappointed.
"I want to see smiles and I want to see freedom, and I want to see us play the way that we can".
"Megan is someone I've from day one that I really admire".
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Boston Red Sox game at the London Stadium in England. "You guys have beaten next door's present, by the way", he told the team. The duchess looked effortlessly stylish in a belted Stella McCartney dress which she matched with a pair of black flats.
"I just think that's not something I would allow from our organisation".
"I think that's important, to do your job".
Foe the United States of America, the match is another on their march towards an expected fourth world crown - Neville calls them the "best team in the world without a shadow of a doubt". The game was the most-watched English-language soccer telecast in the country since last year's men's World Cup final. In the USA she found room to express her passion for football.
Ellis said: "I would assume everybody is doing that, you have to plan ahead". I'm sure that Jill (Ellis, the United States of America boss) probably wouldn't have been happy with that arrangement; I wouldn't have been if that was my team ops person going round, and I'm sure that she will be dealing with their infrastructure within their own discipline, probably. Here, she took her tally for the tournament to five goals on the occasion of her 157th cap.
Coach Corinne Diacre had been set the target of going all the way to the final on home soil, but that always looked a tall order from the moment the draw was made last December and they were set on a quarter-final collision course with the best team in the world. The final takes place in the same stadium on Sunday.