?The final day of the Women’s World Cup’s opening round of fixtures is well underway, with only Abby Wambach’s USWNT still to play Thailand in Tuesday’s late kick-off.
The Netherlands found themselves forced to dig deep in a thrilling opening match against New Zealand to start the day’s action, while Chile’s goalkeeper
New Zealand 0-1 Netherlands
The Netherlands left it late against New Zealand to kick start their World Cup campaign with a win, but Jill Roord’s late header ensured that
?Despite being in control for most of the match, New Zealand’s tactics saw them presented with a handful of opportunities on the counter-attack, but it was actually a defensive mistake from the
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Chile 0-2 Sweden
It looked for all the world that Chile’s match against Sweden would be heading for just the second draw of the Women’s World Cup so far,
Sweden were in control of the opening 45 minutes and were just inches away from taking the lead when a deflected header was on course to creep into the corner of the net, but Chile’s star performer
Just before the 72nd minute, the referee halted play due to adverse weather conditions and there was a lengthy delay in proceedings, but the pattern of the match continued after the game resumed as Sweden continued to press for the opener.
Just 10 minutes before full-time, Sweden finally found a way past Endler when
Sofia Jakobsson couldn’t put the game to bed and saw a dinked effort sail over the crossbar, but Sweden were able to put the icing on the cake when substitute
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