The US soccer workforce drew goalless with the Portuguese and superior as second in Group E in direction of the spherical of 16 of the Girls’s World Cup, which is being held in Australia and New Zealand, thus shifting away from the Spanish workforce for some crosses the place International locations may also be Bajos, who thrashed Vietnam 0-7 this Tuesday.
In Auckland’s Eden Park, the US workforce clearly dominated for a very long time and created fairly a little bit of hazard over the purpose defended by Ines Pereira. Nonetheless, she was very near paying for her lack of intention with elimination, because the Portuguese striker Ana Capeta despatched a shot to the put up in second half added time.
Regardless of the push from the ‘Seleccão das Quinas’, the American workforce maintained the 0-0 lead and secured the second place within the group with 5 factors. In the meantime, the Portuguese mentioned goodbye with 4 factors and did the Netherlands a favor (7 pts.), which they loved to beat Vietnam (0 pts.) and seal the lead. These outcomes put the US on a path the place they may solely play Spain within the semifinals.
On the Dunedin Stadium, the ‘Oranje’ early opened the scoring with a formidable chip from Lieke Martens. Katja Snoeijs made it 0-2 within the eleventh minute, with a good left footed shot after a move from Danielle van de Donk. The third, one other nice purpose, was scored by Esmee Brugts at minute 18 with a shot from outdoors the world with a ‘folha seca’ that entered the highest nook.
Jill Roord prolonged the Dutch benefit earlier than half an hour into the match, pushing a very good move from Dominique Janssen from the left wing nearly at will, and Danielle van de Donk herself did the ‘hand’ simply earlier than the break, making the most of a rebound within the small Vietnamese space.
Once more Brugts, and as soon as once more eradicating the cobwebs from the squad, scored the sixth with an extended shot on 57′. And to shut the rout, Roord additionally scored his double with a header throughout a counter-attack on 83′, with an help from Stephanie van der Gragt additionally with a header.