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China 2-2 New Zealand & Netherlands 1-1 Canada – Group A Decider Live Text

China 2-2 New Zealand

Netherlands 1-1 Canada

Country P W D L F A GD Pts
Canada 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 5
China 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Netherlands 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
New Zealand 3 0 2 1 1 3 -1 2

All Times British Summer Time (BST)

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.

Netherlands.svg football-387 mins – GOAL NETHERLANDS 1-1 Canada (van de Ven)

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.

china.svg New_Zealand.svg yellow86 mins – China & New Zealand Yellow Cards

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

New_Zealand.svg yellow83 mins – New Zealand Yellow Card

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.

canada.svg81 mins – Canada Sub

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

china.svg yellow75 mins – China Yellow Card

Liu Shanshan is booked for time wasting

Netherlands.svg yellow73 mins – Netherlands Yellow Card

van der Gragt is booked for a challenge of Lawrence

china.svg72 mins – China Sub

Wang Shuang replaces Tang Jiali

Netherlands.svg72 mins – Netherlands Sub

van de Ven replaces van de Donk

canada.svg yellow72 mins – Canada Yellow Card

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.

New_Zealand.svg football-364 mins – GOAL China 2-2 NEW ZEALAND (Hannah Wilkinson)

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!

canada.svg61 mins – Canada Subs

Desiree Scott and Melissa Tancredi replace Kalyn Kyle and Jessie Fleming

china.svg football-360 mins – GOAL CHINA 2-1 New Zealand (Wang Shanshan)

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.svgHalf-Time Subs – New Zealand

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.

china.svg football-341 mins – GOAL CHINA 1-1 New Zealand (Wang Lisi penalty)

This is unfair to New Zealand, but Wang Lisi fires to the left and just above the hand of Nayler

china.svg Pen40 mins – PENALTY TO CHINA

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.

New_Zealand.svg football-328 mins – GOAL China 0-1 New Zealand (Rebekah Stott)

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.

Netherlands.svg12 mins – Netherlands Sub

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.

canada.svg football-310 mins – GOAL Netherlands 0-1 CANADA (Ashley Lawrence)

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?

Netherlands.svg00:20 – Netherlands Team

(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.

canada.svg00:20 – Canada Team

(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.

china.svg00:15 – China Team

(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.

New_Zealand.svg00:15 – New Zealand Team

(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.


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