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FULL TIME China 2-2 New Zealand
New Zealand are out after drawing, ad they are still looking for their first win in 12 World Cup games. The two managers don’t shake hands. So Canada go through as group winners, China as runners up and Netherlands are third. With Thailand finishing Group B on 3 points, it means it is likely Netherlands will reach the Last 16.
90+6 mins China 2-2 New Zealand
Katie Duncan fouls Lou Jiahui. Will that be it? They launch the free-kick, the ball falls for Lou Jiahu who fires over.
90+4 mins China Sub
Li Ying replaces Wang Lisi.
FULL TIME Netherlands 1-1 Canada
90+2 mins – CHINA RED CARD
China’s manager Hao Wei is sent off for interfering with play. He stoped Percival taking the throw by grabbing the ball
89 mins – New Zealand Sub
Yallop replaces White.
Melis rides Moscato’s challenge and plays to van de Ven who is completely free on the right side who blasts the ball into the top left corner.
Katie Duncan and Wang Shuang get a booking each
84 mins – China 2-2 New Zealand
Wang Shuang launch the 30 yard free-kick to Wang Shanshang, the ball hits her thigh and Nayler has to tip over. China waste the corner
84 mins – China Sub
Lou Jiahu replaces Han Peng
China have a free-kick and Erceg pushing over Han Peng is booked. She thought China were time wasting
82 mins – China 2-2 New Zealand
Game stopped for a moment as a stupid spectator decides to run onto the pitch. His five seconds of fame will stop him seeing the outcome of this brilliant game.
Rhian Wilkinson replaces Sophie Schmidt who had picked up a knock after landing awkwardly.
80 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Belanger’s cross looks to find Sinclair but van der Gragt heads the ball off the striker
78 mins – China 2-2 New Zealand
Percival’s corner finds Erceg whose header is headed behind by Liu Shanshan wide, just. That could have been an own goal. The next corner is cleared to Riley whose shot goes well over.
77 mins – China 2-2 New Zealand
A great run sees Longo break into the box, but her shot is clear behind.
76 mins – China 2-2 New Zealand
What a miss! Wang Lisi’s great ball across the box finds Wang Shansang but her volley goes wide
Liu Shanshan is booked for time wasting
van der Gragt is booked for a challenge of Lawrence
Wang Shuang replaces Tang Jiali
van de Ven replaces van de Donk
Belanger is shown a yellow for an elbow
72 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Canada have a free-kick from 25 yards, but Schmidt’s effort was always going over.
70 mins – China 2-2 New Zealand
Rosie White’s 30 yard shot is an easy save. Then Riley gets into a dangerous position but her cross is claimed by Wang Fei.
70 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Lovely skill from Leon on the left sees her cut in and shoot, but her effort lacked the pace and is an easy save for Geurts.
68 mins – China 2-2 New Zealand
Bowen’s cross is cleared only to Wilkinson who chest the ball but China clear. Both teams looking to win here.
67 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Melis breaks into the box but is stopped by Chapman’s tackle, but on replay, it looks like the Canadian fouls the forward.
Great play from Riley down the left and her cross is headed down by Hearn to Wilkinson who puts the ball into the net! Game back on!
Desiree Scott and Melissa Tancredi replace Kalyn Kyle and Jessie Fleming
Wang Lisi’s deep cross picks out Wang Shanshan who beats Nayler to heads in. She almost heads out of the keeper’s hands.
59 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Netherlands have a free-kick in a central position, 30 yards from goal. Spitse’s effort hits the wall and Sinclair blocks the second effort.
57 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Martens plays van der Donk down the right and into the box and she shoots into the side netting.
56 mins – China 1-1 New Zealand
China have a corner played short to Han Peng whose cross is poorly punched by Nayler, but New Zealand’s defence rescue the keeper.
55 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Martens tees up Spitse whose 25 yards powerful shot is well saved by McLeod.
54 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Sinclair passes to Fleming who from 25 yards just shoots wide of the left post. Close.
52 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Marten’s left-wing cross finds Melis who sets up Miedema whose first time effort is blasted over! What a miss.
50 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
A lovely passing move sees Lawrence shoot on the edge of the box but she shoots straight at the keeper. And then a cross from Schmidt finds Lawrence who heads wide. Seconds later Fleming shoots just over from 25 yards.
48 mins – China 1-1 New Zealand
New Zealand play a short corner and Percival’s cross is superbly punched clear by Wang Fei.
48 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
The ball sets up for Spitse whose curling shot is straight at the keeper and lacks power.
47 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Martens cuts off the wing before shooting over.
SECOND HALF – China 1-1 New Zealand
The second half is underway
New Zealand make a double sub. Rosie White and Katie Bowen replace Sarah Gregorious and Becky Hassett.
SECOND HALF – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
The second half gets underway.
Half-time China 1-1 New Zealand
China equalise thanks to a terrible penalty decision. They are through as it stands
Half-time Netherlands 0-1 Canada.
The hosts going through at the moment as group winners.
45 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Martens breaks into the box, but is stopped by another outstanding Buchanan tackle. Netherlands waste the corner.
43 mins – China 1-1 New Zealand
New Zealand have a free-kick on the right cleared by Wang Fei. Riley puts another ball back in which Wang Fei comes and misses. The ball falls to Bassett but she can’t divert in goalwards, and China eventually clear.
This is unfair to New Zealand, but Wang Lisi fires to the left and just above the hand of Nayler
This is a bad decision. Wang Lisi’s shot is deemed to have hit Hassett’s arm, but it clearly hits her chest. Her arms are raised, but the ball goes nowhere near them. But maybe her raised arms makes the referee ask a question.
40 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Martens sees another long-range effort go wide, but she had space to run int, plus Miedema in a great position.
38 mins – China 0-1 New Zealand
Gregorious’ cross picks out Hearn, but she heads wide.
34 mins – China 0-1 New Zealand
China have a free-kick 20 yards from goal, by the left side of the box. Wang Lisi goes for goal, and Nayler tips the ball over.
30 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Melis gets down the right, picks out van de Donk with a great ball who from point-blank range just miscontrols.
Percival’s corner reaches Stott at the far post who blast the ball into the top of the net! Their first goal of the tournament, and as it stands, they are through.
27 mins – China 0-0 New Zealand
Gregorious is in loads of space down the left and plays a cross that is about to pick out Wilkinson’s head, but Li Donga diverts it behind brilliantly.
25 mins – China 0-0 New Zealand
Percival’s corner causes mayhem in the box, but it never sits for Erceg or Stott. Then Longo breaks into the box and to the byline, passes to Gregorious who directs the ball goalwards but it is blocked.
22 mins – China 0-0 New Zealand
Longo is played into the box but is tackled well by Zhao. And then Wilkinson’s cross is skewed behind by Zhao. New Zealand waste the corner.
20 mins – China 0-0 New Zealand
Lovely interplay sees Ren Guixan play Wang Lisi into the box, but she is forced wide by superb defending from Abby Erceg.
20 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Martens plays Miedema into the box, but she is denied by Buchanan’s superb last ditch tackle.
19 mins – China 0-0 New Zealand
Amber Hearn has a go from 25 yards, but her shot goes wide of the left post.
19 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Belanger fails to defend Martens who has a speculative shot from just outside the box go wide. Warning sign.
13 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Schmidt’s corner finds Sinclair at the far post, but the captain heads wide.
Janssen replaces van Lunteren
12 mins – China 0-0 New Zealand
New Zealand are playing better know, Riley’s deep cross just fails to pick out anyone. Great ball.
12 mins Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Schmidt’s cross picks out Leon whose shot is superbly blocked by van Lunteren who seems to have been injured.
11 mins – Netherlands 0-1 Canada
Lawrence has another chance as space opens up in front of her, but her shot just goes wide of the left post.
The hosts take the lead. Belanger’s cross is blocked, but falls to Schmidt whose shot is blocked by van der Gragt’s outstretched boot towards Lawrance who sides foot the ball into the bottom left corner.
4 mins – Netherlands 0-0 Canada
Netherlands give the ball away in a dangerous area, the ball falls to Ashley Lawrence whose shot takes a deflection that sets up Sophie Schmidt beautifully, but her header hits the crossbar. Canada are being very positive today. They are here to score goals.
3 mins – China 0-0 New Zealand
China have a corner. Wang Lisi’s corner is cleared to Wang Shanshan whose volley forces Nayler into a great save. From the resulting corner from Wang Lisi, Ren Guixan’s header forces Nayler into a superb save.
3 mins – Netherlands 0-0 Canada
Netherlands have a free-kick on the left-wng. Spitse’s delivery is dangerous and Canada are glad to see it bounce just wide of the right post.
Both games get underway. Who will qualify?
(4-3-3) Loes Geurts, Desiree van Lunteren, Stefanie van der Gragt, Mandy van den Berg (c), Merel van Dongen, Anouk Dekker, Danielle van de Donk, Sherida Spitse, Manon Melis, Vivianne Miedema, Lieke Martens.
(4-3-3) Erin McLeod, Josee Belanger, Kadeisha Buchanan, Carmelina Moscato, Allysha Chapman, Jessie Fleming, Kaylyn Kyle, Ashley Lawrence, Sophie Schmidt, Christine Sinclair (c), Ariana Leon.
(4-2-3-1) Wang Fei, Wu Haiyan (c), Zhao Rong, Li Dongna, Liu Shanshan, Tan Ruyin, Ren Guixin, Wang Lisi, Tang Jiali, Han Peng, Wang Shanshan.
(4-3-3) Erin Nayler, Ria Percival, Rebekah Stott, Abby Erceg (c), Ali Riley, Betsy Hassett, Katie Duncan, Annalie Longo, Sarah Gregorious, Amber Hearn, Hannah Wilkinson.
Welcome to my live text coverage of Group A’s deciding fixtures. The Netherlands take on Canada whilst New Zealand plays China. Any of the four teams can qualify.
The Editor of Tartan Kicks, the magazine dedicated to Scottish Women's Football