France faced Germany in the inaugural match of the SheBelieves Cup on March 3, 2016, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Germans came away with a 1-0 victory in the 83rd minute off an Leonie Maier first-time strike.
Next up for both teams, Germany faces England while France takes on the United States on March 6 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Photojournalist Cynthia Hobgood was on the sideline and has the game in pictures.
1-Almuth Schult; 4-Leonie Maier; 3-Saskia Bartusiak (c); 5-Annike Krahn (2-Josephine Henning, 66′); 24-Sara Doorsoun; 17-Isabel Kerschowski (15-Anna Blässe, 79′); 20-Lena Goeßling, 7-Melanie Behringer (22-Tabea Kemme, 79′); 10-Dzsenifer Marozsán; 23-Sara Däbritz (16-Svenja Huth, 88′); 11-Anja Mittag (18-Alexandra Popp, 61′)
Subs Not Used
6-Lina Magull; 8-Kathrin Hendrich; 9-Mandy Islacker; 12-Laura Benkarth; 14-Babett Peter; 19-Lena Petermann; 21-Lisa Weiß
Head Coach: Silvia Neid
16-Sarah Bouhaddi; 8-Jessica Houara D’Hommeaux; 5-Sabrina Delannoy; 19-Griedge Mbock Bathy; 22-Amel Majri; 9-Eugénie Le Sommer; 23-Kheira Hamraoui; 15-Elise Bussaglia (c) (10-Camille Abily, 70′); 11-Claire Lavogez (13-Marie-Charlotte Leger, 75′); 14-Louisa Necib (12-Elodie Thomis, 70′); 18-Marie Laure Delie (20 Kadidiatou Diani, 79′)
Subs Not Used
1-Laëtitia Philippe; 2-Kelly Gadea; 3-Marion Torrent; 4-Laura Georges; 6-Viviane Asseyi; 7-Charlotte Bilbault; 17-Aurélie Kaci; 21-Méline Gerard
Head Coach: Philippe Bergeroo
Cynthia Hobgood is a Washington, DC-based digital communications consultant, photographer and writer. Hobgood started covering soccer as a journalist in 2000 for weekly/daily publications and ultimately, the Associated Press (while also covering other pro and NCAA sports primarily in the DC area.) She previously helped launch a national youth sports nonprofit and started Full 90 Communications earlier this year. Hobgood has a master’s degree in sports management from The George Washington University School of Business and master of arts degree in English from Baylor University.