Katoto caps France comeback to hurt England’s Euro 2025 qualifying hopes

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  • England 1-2 France (Mead 30; De Almeida 41, Katoto 68)
  • England goalkeeper Mary Earps goes off injured early on

It’s not a disaster, yet, but a 2-1 defeat to France dealt a hefty blow to England’s hopes of avoiding the Euro 2025 playoffs, after Élisa de Almeida and Marie-Antoinette Katoto capitalised from corners to cancel out Beth Mead’s opener.

The loss means Sarina Wiegman’s side slipped to third in qualifying group A3, with tricky games in France and Sweden as well as a home tie against the Republic of Ireland to come. Only the top two sides will qualify automatically for next summer’s European Championship in Switzerland.

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Written by Suzanne Wrack at St James’ Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/article/2024/may/31/england-france-womens-euro-2025-qualifier-match-report under the title “Katoto caps France comeback to hurt England’s Euro 2025 qualifying hopes”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.