[Women’s World Cup: Top-ranked U.S. draws with Portugal to finish second in group, advance to round of 16

SEOUL, South Korea (Yonhap) By Kim Dong-chan = The world’s top-ranked United States, bidding for a third consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup title, advanced to the round of 16 after finishing second in its group .The FIFA No. 1-ranked United States drew 0-0 with Portugal (FIFA No. 21) in the third match of Group E at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023 at Eden Park in Auckland, 온라인카지노 New Zealand, on Monday. After a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands (FIFA Ranking 9) on July 27, the U.S. advanced to the Round of 16 with one win, two draws, five points and second place in the group. Topping Group E is the Netherlands (2 wins, 1 draw), who thrashed Vietnam (32nd in FIFA rankings) 7-0 on the same day .This is the first time the U.S. has won just one game in three group stage matches at a Women’s World Cup. In each of the previous eight editions, the U.S. won at least two games in the group stage, including four three-game sweeps .The previous minimum for the U.S. at a Women’s World Cup group stage was 2-1 in 2011.The Netherlands, ranked No. 1 in Group E, will play No. 2 in Group G. The United States, ranked No. 2 in Group E, will play No. 1 in Group G for a spot in the quarterfinals. Sweden leads Group G with two wins and Italy is second with one win and one loss. The U.S. dominated the match against Portugal on the day, including 13-5 in shots and 4-0 in shots on goal, but the decisive shot didn’t come in the end .In fact, Portugal’s Ana Capeta hit the post in second-half 온라인카지노 stoppage time, and if it had gone in, the U.S. would have been eliminated from the group. With one win, one draw, and one loss, Portugal was eliminated in third place, while Vietnam was swept in three games .The U.S., runners-up in 2011 and winners in 2015 and 2019, will be looking for their fourth consecutive final appearance and third straight title.