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Group D AS IT STANDS:
FULL-TIME Australia 1-1 Sweden
Australia reach the Last 16 as Group D runners-up. Sweden have a nervous wait to get them a best-third spot. They need South Korea and Spain to draw, or if either of them win for Costa Rica not to have a high scoring draw (2-2 or more) or beat Brazil. If England lose, that will help them. Currently, Sweden are third in the best-third league table.
FULL-TIME Nigeria 0-1 USA
USA win Group D, and Nigeria are out.
Tameka Butt replaces Katrina Gorry
Christine Rampone replaces Heath
Cecila Nku replaces Ordega
76 mins – Nigeria 0-1 USA
Down the right Nwabuoku passes to Ordega in the box, who is in space, but her shot is blocked and then cleared by Johnston
Sara Thunebro replaces Elin Rubensson
Shannon Boxx replaces Melanie Rapinoe
Kosovare Asllani replaces Lina Nilsson.
73 mins – Australia 1-1 Sweden
Kerrs’s diagonal pass plays Simon into the box, but her shot takes a deflection making it an easy save
71 mins – Nigeria 0-1 USA
Holiday whips the free-kick in, but it is an easy save for Dede
Sarah Nnodim receives her second yellow card after her sliding tackle brings down Leroux, just outside the box on the left corner.
68 mins – Australia 1-1 Sweden
Crummer cuts off the left, and her shot/cross is easily saved
Ngozi Okobi is booked for a foul on Rapinoe.
Sydney Leroux replaces Morgan.
63 mins – CLOSE Nigeria 0-1 USA
Wonderful skill down the right from Krieger allows Holiday to play the ball across the box to Morgan whose shot is saved superbly from close distance by Dede.
Larissa Crummer replaces goal scorer and captain Lisa De Vanna. The armband goes to van Egmond
Jospehine Chukwunonye collides with Wambach, and both need treatment after the collision. The Nigerian centre-back is booked, and will miss the next game if Nigeria qualify.
59 mins – Australia 1-1 Sweden
The ball is passed to Dahlvist who shoots from 35 yards well over.
57 mins – Nigeria 0-1 USA
Krieger’s right-wing cross picks out Wambach, but she is leaning backwards and her header is an easy save.
56 mins – Nigeria 0-1 USA
Nigeria have a free-kick 25 yards from goal, just to the left of centre. Oparanzoie’s curled effort is hit with venom, and only just curls over.
56 mins – Australia 1-1 Sweden
Samantha Kerr cuts off the right-wing, runs at the defense before just on the edge of the box, her left-footed shot goes well wide of the near post.
Desire Oparanozie and Halimatu Ayinde replaces Courtney Dike and Esther Sunday
48 mins – Nigeria 0-1 USA
Rapinoe sends Morgan through who tries to lob the keeper in the one-on-one chance, but Dede just manages to catch it.
46 mins – Nigeria 0-1 USA
The ball is in the Nigerian box, but the ball never sits kindly and eventually Morgan shoots wide.
SECOND HALF STARTS
Both games kick off their second halves. Right now, Sweden look like they maybe going out.
HALF-TIME: Australia 1-1 Sweden & Nigeria 0-1 USA
Rapinoe’s corner finds Wombach at the far post and she scores with a left-footed volley.
44 mins – Asutralia 1-1 Sweden
Sweden have a free-kick 20 yards from goal, on the left side. Sjrogran’s ball is good, low down towards the far post, but Williams holds onto the ball.
Ebi is booked
42 mins – Nigera 0-0 USA
Rapinoe’s corner picks out Lloyd at the far side, but her header is well over.
40 mins – Australia 1-1 Sweden
Seger shoots from 25 yards, but well over
38 mins Nigeria 0-0 USA
Heath is played into the box down the left, but Dede is out quickly force the corner, which USA waste
Nnodim is booked
36 mins – Nigeria 0-0 USA
USA have a free-kick 25 yards from goal, right of centre. Holiday’s ball is headed on by Rapinoe to Lloyd but she is ruled offside. She had shot wide anyway.
35 mins – Australia 1-1 Sweden
Gorry tees up Van Egmond whose 30 yard shot just goes wide of the right post
32 mins – Nigeria 0-0 USA CLOSE
USA come close from Rapinoe’s curling shot from 25 yards, but Dede saves low down at the near post. USA waste the corner.
29 mins – Australia 1-1 Sweden
Australia have a free-kick 30 yards from goal. They try a clever training-ground move but van Egmond just blasts over and wide. Waste.
25 mins – Nigeria 0-0 USA
A great ball from Dike sends Oshoala through on goal, and she is only denied by Johnston’s superb sliding block. Nigeria waste the corner.
25 mins – Australia 1-1 Sweden
Sweden come close from two successive Sjrogan corners. The first one is cleared to Seger who controls, but her shot is tipped over by Williams. The next one is cleared to Dahlkvist whose dinked ball catches the Aussies out who expect and offside, and Jakobsson’s shot is saved from point blank range by Williams, and then Schelin’s shot is cleared off the line
18 mins – Australia 1-1 Sweden
Sweden come close to a second. Sjogrgran’s corner picks out Ilestedt whose header just goes wide of the left post.
17 mins – Nigeria 0-0 USA
Melanie Rapinoe has a try from 20 yards and Dede palms the ball behind for a corner. Rapinoe’s corner picks out Wambach who heads wide.
Jakobsson cuts off the right wing, before curling the ball with her left foot into the bottom right-corner. Williams will be disappointed to be beaten at the near post.
12 mins – Nigeria 0-0 USA
Nigeria have a chance with Dike in the box, but the ball never sits for her. She passes to Oshoala whose shot is well saved by Solo.
8 mins – Nigeria 0-0 USA OFFSIDE
USA have the ball in the back of the net but it is offside. Lauren Holiday’s free-kick finds Julie Johnston whose header is saved at the near post. Then Lloyd plays a ball into the box, the onside Abby Wambach heads back to the offside Johnston who scores, but the flag is up.
Alleway’s long ball travels over the Swedish back four, sending De Vanna through on goal and she calmly places the ball into the bottom left corner.
2 mins – Australia 0-0 Sweden
Van Egmond has a try from outside the box, but clears the bar.
2 mins – Nigeria 0-0 USA
USA have the ball in the box a couple of times early on but each time the offside flag is shown
Welcome to my live-text coverage of Nigeria vs USA and Australia vs Sweden.
(4-4-2) Precious Dede, Sarah Nnodim, Josephine Chukwunonye, Onome Ebi, Ngozi Ebere, Francisca Ordega, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Ngozi Okobi, Esther Sunday, Courtney Dike, Asisat Oshoala.
Hope Solo, Ali Krieger, Julie Johnston, Becky Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg, Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd, Tobin Heath, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan.