Germany won its Women's World Cup group for the fifth consecutive time and avoided an immediate matchup with the United States by routing South Africa 4-0 on Monday. Eberle was given her second yellow card of the match for the foul, causing Nigeria to finish a player short.
Renard then blasted into the corner for France's goal, but only after she was allowed to re-take the penalty due to goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie coming off her line.
However, the spot-kick was controversial.More news: Bihar encephalitis outbreak: Toll rises to 127, Nitish Kumar visits Muzaffarpur hospital
The French women team have emerged as the second team to qualify for the Round of 16 of the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup with the maximum nine points from the group phase.
Norway, who lost 2-1 to France, go through as runners-up and will face the runners-up of Group C (Brazil or Australia).
Caroline Graham Hansen scored the earliest spot-kick in Women's World Cup history to get her side up and running in the fifth minute, with Isabell Herlovsen's penalty doubling Norway's lead.
Germany topped Group B with a 3-0 record and will play a third place team in the round of 16 on Saturday at Grenoble.More news: Michel Platini detained over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar
Korea hit back through Yeo Min-ji's goal but they exit the tournament without collecting a point.
Spain had 24 shots but could not find a way to beat China's impressive goalkeeper Peng Shimeng, whose side have now progressed to the knockout stages in each of their seven Women's World Cup appearances.
With the narrow loss, the Super Falcons still have a faint chance of making the knockout phase but that now depends on the outcome from the other group games.More news: Trump campaign fires multiple pollsters after unflattering numbers leak