[Women’s World Cup] England-Denmark eliminate China in round of 16

SEOUL (Yonhap) – England and Denmark have advanced to the round of 16 after finishing 1-2 in their respective groups at the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 2023 Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand. England, ranked fourth in the FIFA rankings, thrashed 14th-ranked China 6-1 in their third Group D match of the tournament on Monday at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide, Australia. The Three Lions 토토 advance to the round of 16 after topping Group D with nine points. Meanwhile, women’s soccer powerhouse China suffered an embarrassing defeat, failing to make it past the group stage for the first time in their World Cup history .In their seven previous World Cup appearances, China had reached the round of 16 in all of them. Six times, they finished higher than the quarterfinals, including as runners-up in 1999. But in their eighth appearance at the tournament, they were sent packing early with a 1-2 record .Despite the loud ‘cheers’ from the Chinese supporters, England dominated China throughout the match .England took the lead in the fourth minute of the first half with a goal from Alessia Russo .In the 26th minute, England won the ball in the midfield and converted a counter-attack opportunity, breaking down the defense and penetrating into the penalty area, where Lauren Hemp finished with a left-footed inside kick .The third goal came in the 41st minute on a set piece situation. Winning a free kick on the left flank, England cut the ball back instead of playing it into the box, where Lauren James connected with an unstoppable right-footed shot from near the penalty line to rattle the net. A desperate China tried to turn the tide with a late attack. They pulled one back 12 minutes into the second half when Wang Shuang neatly converted a penalty kick awarded after a video assistant referee (VAR) ruled England had been handballed in the penalty area. England, however, threw cold water on China’s chances in the second half when James made it a multi-goal game with a left-footed volley in the 21st minute .In the 32nd minute, the goalkeeper, who had come forward to clear a long England pass, mishandled the ball and the goal was empty, allowing Chloe Kelly to calmly finish for the fifth goal. Then, in the 39th minute, Rachel Daly scored England’s sixth goal with a right-footed volley. England’s six goals against Argentina equaled their most in a World Cup knockout stage since the 2007 tournament .In the other Group D match at Rectangular Stadium in Perth, Australia, FIFA No. 13 Denmark punched its ticket to the Round of 16 with a 2-0 win over No. 53 Haiti. The Danes opened the scoring in 스포츠토토링크 the 21st minute when Pernille Harder, their most prolific striker with 70 goals in 143 matches at the A-Level, slotted home a penalty kick awarded for a handball by Haiti. Sane Trollsgår then scored a wedge in second-half stoppage time. Denmark advances to the round of 16 with six points and second place in Group D. China (3 points) and Haiti (0 points) tasted the bitter taste of group stage elimination.

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