The initial penalty – awarded after a video assistant referee VAR review for a foul on Viviane Asseyi – hit the post.
But keeper Chiamaka Nnadozie was judged to have moved off her line early and Renard slotted the re-taken spot kick. But nothing said about french player in the box!
Nigeria still have a big chance of making the knockout stage as one of the best third-placed teams, BBC reports.
France, meanwhile, head to Le Havre to play a last-16 tie against, as yet, unknown opponents on 23 June.
This was an unconvincing display by Corinne Diacre’s side against a team ranked 38th in the world, with France guilty of wasteful finishing before the late drama in Brittany.