Women’s World Cup Results: The Super Falcons got their first win in the 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup after defeating Australia 3-2.
Australia have squandered their chances of qualifying for the next round of the Women’s FIFA World Cup after they lost to the impressive Super Falcons.
The co-hosts of the World Cup will now face difficulties in qualifying for the next round of the tournament due to the outcome of the game against Nigeria. Thier next game is against in-form Canada.
Both Nigeria and Canada have four points in Group B, with Nigeria going on top of the table due to superior goals difference. Van Egmond scored in the 45th minute to give Australia the first goal of the match.
Foord was quick to pass the ball to Van Egmond, with Nigerian defenders failing to quickly respond to it.
Kanu scored in the extra minute of the first half. It was the last kick of the first half. Ayinde’s shot was deflected, and Kanu capitalized on the deflected shot.
The Super Falcons escaped conceding a cheap penalty in the first half after Raso was dragged down by Ayinde.
Nigeria’s Ohale made it 2-1 in the 64th minute, but she injured her head in the process of scoring the goal, and she was given serious medical attention before she returned to the game.
Asisat Oshoala made it 3-1 in the 71st minute due to the confused state of two Australian players, Kennedy and Arnold, in the back. The Barcelona star chipped the ball into the net in an excellent manner.
The Australian team had a chance to score the second goal in the second half through Foord, but the Nigerian goalkeeper, who was outstanding in the previous match, got a hand-tip on it.
In the 90+5 minute, Foord missed a beautiful chance to get a goal, but she wasted the opportunity.
The official awarded 11 minutes of extra time in the 90th minute. In the 90+10 minutes of the match, Australian Kennedy scored a beautiful header from a corner ball to reduce Nigeria’s goal difference.
United State vs Netherlands (1-1): Lindsey Horan Second Half Goal Was Enough to Secure a Point For The American
A second-half goal from Lindsey Horan allowed the United States of America to fight for a point against the Netherlands in the Women’s FIFA World Cup.
The Dutch women’s team struck first in the 17th minute of the first half through Jill Roord.
The Americans came close to equalizing through Trinity Rodman and Horan, but the Netherlands goalkeeper made an excellent save to stop the ball from going into the net.
In the 29th minute, Dominique Janssen came close to scoring, but she blasted the ball over the net in a horrible manner.
The United States went into halftime behind for the first time since 2011. Horan came through in the second half for the United States from Rose Lavelle corner in the 62nd minute.
The goal came shortly after there was a confrontation between the United States goalkeeper and her fellow teammate, Danielle van de Donk.
Alex Morgan thought he had put USA in front but it was ruled out for offside. They remain on top of Group E on goal difference from the Dutch side, who are currently in second place.
America Julie Ertz prevented Dutch Esmee Brugts’ shot from going into the post in the 80th minute of the match. The Americans had not been held to a draw in the World Cup since 2015.
The United States will face Portugal in the next match, and the Netherlands are already sure of getting a knockout stage ticket with a match against Vietnam.
Portugal vs Vietnam (2-0): Portugal Keep Their World Cup Hopes Alive With a Win Over Vietnam
Portugal kept their hope of qualifying for the next round of the Women’s FIFA World Cup alive with a Comfortable 2-0 win over Vietnam, who cannot progress to the next round.
It was Portugal’s first World Cup win in the 2023 FIFA World Cup. Two first-half goals from Telma Encarnacao and Francisca Nazareth were enough to secure a victory. They are currently focused on getting a win against the United States of America.
It took Portugal seven minutes to score the first goal of the match against Vietnam when Lucia Alves’ cross was finished off by Encarnacao.
Encarnacao created the chance for the second goal of the match. She created the through ball for Nazareth, who scored the goal in the 21st minute of the first half.
Through out the first half, the European country was on top with greater ball possession and five shots on target.
Vietnam struggled to create chances and managed only one shot on target in the match when Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy drew a save from Portugal goalkeeper Patricia Morais just before the break.
Portugal will play against the United States of America on August 1, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. Vietnam will play against the Netherlands on August 1, 2023, at 8:00 a.m.