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France are under pressure already at the Women’s World Cup after their opening draw against Jamaica, and are in need of a result against Brazil in one of the most highly anticipated fixtures of the group stages.

Les Bleues were held to a shock goalless draw by the Reggae Girlz in the opening match of Group F, while Brazil turned on the style as they thrashed Panama and Ary Borges scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 win.

Jamaica will be without star striker Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw against Panama after she was sent off late on against the French, but a place in the last-16 would be within reach should Brazil make it two wins out of two.

Elsewhere at the Women’s World Cup, Sweden and Italy have the chance to book their spot in the knockout stages as they meet in Group F. A victory for either side would be enough, following the draw between Argentina and South Africa on Friday.

Meanwhile, Australia captain Sam Kerr confirmed she will be available for the Matildas’ final group stage encounter with Canada after missing their first two Women’s World Cup matches with a calf injury.

Follow the latest World Cup scores, updates and news in today’s live blog:

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Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 4-0 Italy

59 mins: This a pretty shambolic scoreline for Italy. The head coach Milena Bertolini needed a good World Cup after last summer’s disappointing group-stage exit at the Euros. This defeat does not end Italy’s hopes of reaching the last-16, but they will need to improve when they face South Africa in the final round.

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Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:54


GOAL! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 4-0 Italy

No let-off from Sweden! It’s ANOTHER goal from a corner! And it’s ANOTHER header from Ilestedt!

It comes from the right and Andersson’s delivery is once again superb, put into a dangerous area, and Ilestedt rises to head home her second of the game and Sweden’s fourth!

Ilestedt is now leading the golden boot race with three goals, along with Brazil’s Ary Borges.

Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:41


Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 3-0 Italy

45 mins: Back underway in Wellington – Sweden look set for the knockout stages, but can Italy mount a comeback?

Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:38


HALF TIME! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 3-0 Italy

It’s raining goals in Wellington – those three from Sweden actually came within seven minutes and seven seconds.

The delivery from Jonna Andersson has been excellent.

Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:27


HALF TIME! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 3-0 Italy

Well that escalated quickly.

That was ruthless from Sweden. After an even first 20 minutes, Sweden come to life and turn the match around with three goals in six minutes. The opener from the corner changed the game, and Italy fell apart from there. Sweden are heading for the last-16.

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Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:23


GOAL! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 3-0 Italy

45 mins: WOW! A total collapse from Italy and Sweden surely have the match won now! Sweden get their third goal in six minutes – and this one isn’t from a corner. They fly forward down the right through Kaneryd, who cuts it back towards Rolfo. Amid the last-ditch challenges, the ball deflects in off Blackstenius!

Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:18


GOAL! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 2-0 Italy

42 mins: Sweden strike again from the corner! It’s the same corner routine from the right, but this time it’s met by Fridolina Rolfö at the back post! The Barcelona star bundles the ball into the back of the net, with Italy unable to clear off the line!

Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:16


Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 1-0 Italy

41 mins: Chance! Durante saves Italy with a vital challange! Italy almost played themselves into danger with a back-pass, but Durante is quick off her line to slide on on Blackstenius as she tried to round the goalkeeper. That would have been an open goal… but Italy are able to clear for the corner.

Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:16


GOAL! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 1-0 Italy

39 mins: Breakthrough for Sweden – and it’s Amanda Ilestedt again for Sweden! The match-winner against South Africa comes up with another big goal here against Italy. The defender rises highest in the box to meet Jonna Andersson’s inswinging corner, beating the Italy goalkeeper Durante to the cross. From there, it’s flicked deftly into the far corner. That’s just what Sweden needed.

Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:12


Women’s World Cup LIVE: Sweden 0-0 Italy

33 mins: This has been a better spell from Sweden – but they are still not offering that much of a threat. Almost to sum it up, Blackstenius receives the ball after making the run down the channel and whips in the cross… only to find no one was there.

Sweden still with some figuring out to do.

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Jamie Braidwood29 July 2023 09:07


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