The Women’s World Cup knockout round is set. The United States is moving on with a sterling record after breezing through Group F. The Americans did so without conceding a goal while scoring a group-stage record 18. They next play Spain in the round of 16. Other top contenders France, the host nation; Germany; and England also advanced with 3-0 records.
Note: Teams marked with “x-” in standings below advanced to the knockout stage. The bracket and schedule for the final 16 teams can be found here.
France won the group with a 1-0 victory over Nigeria on Monday, with the lone goal coming on a penalty. France will face a third-place team in the round of 16 on Sunday. Norway earned a 2-1 win over South Korea on Monday and finished second in the group. The Scandinavians will face Group C runner-up Australia in the round of 16 on Saturday. Winless South Korea was eliminated, while third-place Nigeria must await further results to learn if it survives group play.
France 4, South Korea 0 (read more)
Norway 3, Nigeria 0 (read more)
Nigeria 2, South Korea 0 (read more)
France 2, Norway 1 (read more)
France 1, Nigeria 0 (read more)
Norway 2, South Korea 1 (read more)
The Germans secured first place in the group with a 4-0 win over South Africa on Monday; they will play one of the third-place teams in the round of 16 on Saturday. Spain and China battled to a 0-0 draw on Monday. Spain finished second in the group via goal differential and will face the Group F winner on Monday. China is ensured of advancing as one of the top four third-place teams. South Africa has been eliminated.
Germany 1, China 0 (read more)
Spain 3, South Africa 1 (read more)
Germany 1, Spain 0 (read more)
China 1, South Africa 0 (read more)
Spain 0, China 0 (read more)
Germany 4, South Africa 0 (read more)
Italy finished atop Group C despite a 1-0 loss to Brazil on Tuesday. Italy will face a third-place qualifier in Montpellier on Tuesday. Australia surged past Brazil with a 4-1 win over Jamaica to finish second and will play Group A runner-up Norway Saturday in Nice. Brazil secured passage into the knockout round as a third-place qualifier, while Jamaica scored its first-ever World Cup goal but was eliminated.
Italy 2, Australia 1 (read more)
Brazil 3, Jamaica 0 (read more)
Australia 3, Brazil 2 (read more)
Italy 5, Jamaica 0 (read more)
Australia 4, Jamaica 1 (read more)
Brazil 1, Italy 0 (read more)
England won the group with a 2-0 victory over Japan on Wednesday. The Lionesses will face a third-place qualifier in Valenciennes on Sunday in the round of 16. Japan’s four points were enough to claim the runner-up spot; Japan will face the Group E winner (either Canada or the Netherlands) in Rennes on Tuesday. Argentina finished third in the group and maintains slim hopes of advancing after rallying from three goals down in the final 20 minutes to earn a 3-3 draw against Scotland on Wednesday, but will have to wait until Thursday to learn its fate.
England 2, Scotland 1 (read more)
Japan 0, Argentina 0 (read more)
Japan 2, Scotland 1 (read more)
England 1, Argentina 0 (read more)
England 2, Japan 0 (read more)
Argentina 3, Scotland 3 (read more)
The Netherlands took first place in the group with its 2-1 win over Canada on Thursday and will face Japan in the round of 16 on Tuesday. As the group’s second-place team, Canada will face either the United States or Sweden on Monday. Cameroon secured a third-place berth after its dramatic 2-1 win over New Zealand on Thursday, the winning goal coming deep into stoppage time.
Canada 1, Cameroon 0 (read more)
Netherlands 1, New Zealand 0 (read more)
Netherlands 3, Cameroon 1 (read more)
Canada 2, New Zealand 0 (read more)
Cameroon 2, New Zealand 1 (read more)
Netherlands 2, Canada 1 (read more)
The United States won the group after a 2-0 victory over Sweden on Thursday, and with an overwhelming plus-18 goal differential. The U.S. will face Spain on Monday in Reims. Sweden finished second in the group and will face Canada on Monday in Paris. Chile topped Thailand on Thursday to finish third in the group, but needed one more goal to advance. Thailand finished last, with the worst goal differential in the tournament.
Sweden 2, Chile 0 (read more)
United States 13, Thailand 0 (read more)
Sweden 5, Thailand 1 (read more)
United States 3, Chile 0 (read more)
United States 2, Sweden 0 (read more)
Chile 2, Thailand 0 (read more)