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France's Wendie Renard scores one of the worst own goals you'll ever see (video)

Yahoo! Sports logo Yahoo! Sports 6/12/2019 Joey Gulino
a group of baseball players playing a football game: NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Wendie Renard of France reacts after scoring an own goal, Norway's first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group A match between France and Norway at Stade de Nice on June 12, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Wendie Renard of France reacts after scoring an own goal, Norway's first goal during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group A match between France and Norway at Stade de Nice on June 12, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Wendie Renard’s own goal was one she wants to forget. The rest of us will have a hard time doing so.

Renard’s mistake in the in the 54th minute tied the Group A match against Norway, and it’s hard to believe your own eyes when you see it:

Renard is arguably the world’s best defender, and it’s anyone’s guess what she was thinking here. Maybe she was trying to tap it out of bounds to avoid any chance of Norway pouncing on it.

Regardless, Eugenie Le Sommer gave the lead back to the French with a penalty in the 72nd minute, and Renard likely breathed a sigh of relief. Video Assistant Referee rewarded the spot kick after determining Norway’s Ingrid Engen clipped Marion Torrent with her studs on a dangerous challenge:

The own goal could have had interesting ramifications. Everyone has assumed France and the United States, the co-favorites heading into the World Cup, would both win their groups and ultimately meet in the quarterfinals, which is how the knockout stage bracket would set up. If France finishes second, the two would meet in the semifinals should they advance that far.

If Norway can equalize again, they would have a good shot to win Group A. Stay tuned.

This post will be updated.

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