The USA and China PR have advanced to the quarter finals of the Women's World Cup after the USWNT beat Colombia 2-0 and China PR dominated Cameroon with 1-0. The two teams haven't met in a World Cup match since 1999, and with both sides confident of winning, only one can reach the semi finals.
The Netherlands vs Canada match on June 15th marks their very last matches in the group stages. Canada are under pressure to keep their top spot in Group A, and Netherlands need to bring a result to make sure they have a solid chance of making it to the knockout stages.
The USA, ranked 2nd in the world, have a tough match tonight (Friday June 12th) as they will be facing Sweden, ranked close to them at 5th. Not only are they close in ranking, but the Swedish team are managed by the USA's former coach Pia Sundhage who brought them a lot of success in her years at the reins.
After Canada and New Zealand met for their first competitive match in over a decade, a half an hour delay due to lightening and heavy rain, and lots of near-misses, the game ended scoreless. New Zealand were able to delay Canada's charge, but still find themselves in the last spot of their group.
Canada and New Zealand have not faced each other in a competitive game since the Pacific Cup in 2000. Since then, they have played a series of seven friendly matches against each other with Canada winning the majority. We preview their first competitive match in over a decade.