Périsset holds nerve to sink Netherlands and put France into semi-finals | Women’s Euro 2022

France reached the European Championships semi-finals for the first time with an extra-time win over the Netherlands. Eve Périsset’s penalty saw her side win 1-0 to meet Germany in Milton Keynes on Wednesday.

The anticipation was palpable as France and the Netherlands walked out at the New York Stadium in Rotherham. For this quarter-final had all the makings of one of those classic contests.

The French had set this tournament alight with their electrifying attack. The weight of history was on their shoulders, however, having never before progressed past the last eight. Despite five…

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