Current form: France vs Norway
Hosts France kicked off their World Cup in stunning fashion, as Les Bleues cruised to a very comfortable 4-0 victory over South Korea. Overall, Corrine Diacre's ladies have won their last six games, and the only blemish on a very strong 2019 was a narrow 1-0 defeat to Germany.
Meanwhile, Norway also come into this contest in good form. The Grasshoppers easily brushed aside Nigeria 3-0 to go joint-top of their quartet alongside France, and although they slipped up following their Algarve Cup victory by losing 1-0 to New Zealand, they recovered to power past South Africa 7-2 in their last pre-World Cup friendly match.
Despite missing two key attackers, both France and Norway will be naturally quite pleased with the starts they have had at this tournament. Diacre opted to leave out the top goal-scorer in Division 1 Féminine, Marie-Antoinette Katoko due to attitude problems, while her tactical counterpart Martin Sjögren will be without the services of inaugural women's Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg after the Lyon star decided to skip out on featuring in this competition.
Not surprisingly, France and Norway are very familiar to each other. The two European sides have faced of ten times in the past, but although Norway enjoyed the upper hand at the start of this century, the tides have since changed. France now have won three times, matching the feat Norway had accomplished between 2001 and 2003, and the fact that Les Bleues have not lost to the Grasshoppers since 2003 (they have earned four draws and three wins) shows that indeed things have started to move in favor of France as of late.
Team news: France vs Norway
France: No injuries or anyone in danger of suspension for matchday three, so Diacre will be able to pick her strongest team.
Norway: Likewise, Norway doesn't have anyone walking a suspension tightrope or any injuries to worry about.
Match facts and stats: France vs Norway
- This will be the 11th meeting between France and Norway
- Both Les Bleues and the Grasshoppers have won three times (four draws)
- However, Norway haven't beaten France since winning three times in a row between 2001 and 2003
- The most recent match between the two sides ended as a 1-1 draw
Where to watch France vs Norway on June 12, 2019
In the USA, tune in to France vs Norway on FOX Network, UNIVERSO, NBC Sports Live Extra App, UNIVERSO NOW, and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo.
French fans who can't make it to the stadium can cheer on Les Bleues via Canal+ France, TF1 Live, and TF1.
NRK Live and NRK1 will show the game in Norway.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to catch France vs Norway:
France vs Norway Broadcast Information
Stadium: Allianz Riviera (Nice)
Canada: RDS, TSN GO, TSN4, RDS GO, TSN5, TSN3, TSN1
France: TF1, Canal+ France, TF1 Live
Germany: ZDF Sport Live
India: Sony LIV
Indonesia: beIN Sports Connect Indonesia, beIN Sports 2 Indonesia
Malaysia: Astro Supersport, Astro Go
Netherlands: NPO 3
Nigeria: SuperSport 3 Nigeria, SL2G, SuperSport 3 Africa
Portugal: RTP Play
Turkey: TRT Spor Web TV, TRT Spor
United Kingdom: BBC Sport Live, BBC Four, BBC iPlayer
United States: Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, NBC Sports Live Extra App, FOX Sports GO, UNIVERSO NOW, fuboTV, FOX Network, UNIVERSO