PHOTO ESSAY: France vs. Germany, Red Bull Arena, SheBelieves Cup

Meg Linehan March 6, 2017 0

HARRISON, N.J. — France and Germany were first to experience the brutal cold during Saturday’s SheBelieves Cup matches, but they at least had the benefit of some sun on the field at Red Bull Arena during the afternoon. Despite the chill, the two teams battled to an entertaining 0-0 draw in front of the crowd willing to brave the elements for both games. France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi produced a penalty kick save in the first half and was called on plenty in the second, and was a key part of France earning the draw.

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France captain Wendie Renard sings along during the anthem before the match against Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

France captain Wendie Renard sings along during the anthem before the match against Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi sends the ball back up the field. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

France goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi sends the ball back up the field. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany looks for the options past Camile Abily of France. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Dzsenifer Marozsan of Germany looks for the options past Camile Abily of France. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Midfielder Grace Geyoro of France earned her third cap for Les Bleus on Saturday against Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Midfielder Grace Geyoro of France earned her third cap for Les Bleus on Saturday against Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi takes a moment standing in goal after she was given a yellow card for an aggressive challenge in the box, resulting in a PK for Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi takes a moment standing in goal after she was given a yellow card for an aggressive challenge in the box, resulting in a PK for Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Mandy Islacker takes the penalty for Germany, and her attempt to the right corner was saved by Sarah Bouhaddi. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Mandy Islacker takes the penalty for Germany, and her attempt to the right corner was saved by Sarah Bouhaddi. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Midfielder Sara Doorsoun looks for the rebound attempt from Bouhaddi's penalty kick save. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Midfielder Sara Doorsoun looks for the rebound attempt from Bouhaddi’s penalty kick save. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

In the Sarah-v-Sarah face-off, Bouhaddi makes the follow-up play, ushering Doorsoun out of bounds and keeping the match level at 0-0. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

In the Sarah-v-Sara face-off, Bouhaddi makes the follow-up play, ushering Doorsoun out of bounds and keeping the match level at 0-0. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Elise Bussaglia calls for the goal kick after Bouhaddi forced Doorsoun out. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Elise Bussaglia calls for the goal kick after Bouhaddi forced Doorsoun out. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Renard gestures to her defense during the first half during a Germany throw-in. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Renard gestures to her defense during the first half during a Germany throw-in. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Amandine Henry provides the option out wide during a defensive play for France. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Amandine Henry provides the option out wide during a defensive play for France. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Defender Sakina Karchaoui makes the back pass to Bouhaddi. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Defender Sakina Karchaoui makes the back pass to Bouhaddi. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Camile Abily comes back to provide an option for a pass. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Camile Abily comes back to provide an option for a pass. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Renard clears the ball from the French half. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Renard clears the ball from the French half. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Henry weaves her way through the midfield against Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Henry weaves her way through the midfield against Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Henry comes in to try and dispossess Germany's Sara Dooursoun in midfield. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Henry comes in to try and dispossess Germany’s Sara Dooursoun in midfield. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Germany captain Dzsenifer Marozsan dispenses high-fives for the start of the second half against France. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Germany captain Dzsenifer Marozsan dispenses high-fives for the start of the second half against France. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Defender Eve Perisset sends the cross in from the wing during the second half. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Defender Eve Perisset sends the cross in from the wing during the second half. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Forward Elodie Thomis was subbed on to try and break the 0-0 deadlock between the teams. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Forward Elodie Thomis was subbed on to try and break the 0-0 deadlock between the teams. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Marozsan works on getting past France's Gaetane Thiney, who subbed in for Camile Abily in the midfield. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Marozsan works on getting past France’s Gaetane Thiney, who subbed in for Camile Abily in the midfield. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

 

Subs Elodie Thomis and Gaetane Thiney, hug it out after the 0-0 draw against Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Subs Elodie Thomis and Gaetane Thiney, hug it out after the 0-0 draw against Germany. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

France will finish their SheBelieves Cup against the U.S. in Washington, D.C., while Germany must contend with a feisty England side that upset the USA on home soil.