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USA 2-0 Colombia (Full Time) – Last 16 – Live-Text

USA 2-0 Colombia

  • USA winners of Group D, Colombia third in Group F
  • Winners will play China in Quarter-Finals
  • Abby Wambach has a goal ruled out for offside. Wambach can become the record World Cup scorer if she scores twice.
  • Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe pick up bookings that means they will miss the Quarter-Finals
  • HT USA 0-0 Colombia
  • Colombia have their keeper sent off, Wambach misses the penalty.
  • Alex Morgan puts USA in front, then Carli Lloyd scores a penalty.

All Times British Summer Time (BST)

FULL TIME USA 2-0 Colombia

USA stumble into the quarter-finals, made easier due to Perez’s red card.

90+2 mins

Lady Andrade looks like she’s going to be through on goal, but she is denied by Sauerbrunn’s superb sliding tackle

90+1 mins

Holiday’s corner eventually lands to Johnston whose acrobatic volley goes over.

85 mins – Colombia Sub

Leicy Santos replaces Daniela Montoya

84 mins

Colombia have their first shot on target as Ospina shoots from 30 yards, but it is weak and simple for Hope Solo. Then Usme tries her luck from the same distance, Solo has to jump to catch the ball.

83 mins

USA have a free-kick on the left. Holiday’s ball is good, but Johnston’s glancing header just goes wide.

81 mins – USA Sub

Lori Chalupny replaces Alex Krieger.

77 mins

Brian plays a dinked ball to Morgan who heads down to Press who can’t get the needed contact to diver the ball towards goal.

75 mins – CLOSE

Carli Lloyd makes a good run, and from just out the box shoots, but Castano makes a good catching save.

75 mins – USA Sub

Christen Press replaces Megan Rapinoe – she was on a booking, but she may have played her last game in the World Cup.

72 mins

Colombia have a free-kick on the right-wing. Velasquz’s delivery is cleared just about by USA.

72 mins – Colombia Sub

Catalina Usme replaces Yoreli Rincon

69 mins – USA Sub

Morgan Brian replaces Abby Wambach.

66 mins – GOAL USA 2-0 Colombia (Carli Lloyd penalty)

Lloyd takes the penalty and side-foots it to the right, and Castano goes the wrong way.

65 mins – USA Penalty & Colombia Yellow Card

America do get a penalty as Rapinoe breaks into the box, and as she changes direction, Clavijo just brings her down.

62 mins

America want another penalty as Rapinoe goes down under Clavijo’s challenge, but the referee correctly rules the defender made a great tackle.

59 mins

Colombia have a free-kick on the left as Krieger fouls Rincon. Rincon’s ball is good, and eventually Carolina Arias wins a corner. Rincon’s corner comes to nothing as the referee spots a Colombian foul.

54 mins

Nearly a second as Heath’s cross picks out Morgan, but her header is deflected behind

53 mins – GOAL USA 1-0 Colombia (Alex Morgan)

USA have a corer, but the initial delivery is cleared. But USA keep possession, Krieger passes to Alex Morgan who shoots to the near post, Castano gets a hand to it, but somehow the ball bounces off her hand and into the net.


Lady Andrade gives some advice to Castano. Wambach will take the penalty… SHE MISSES THE TARGET. SHOCKING PENALTY.

49 mins – Colombia Sub

Stefany Castano replaces Vidal.

46 mins – RED CARD & PENALTY

Rapinoe plays a delightful ball sending Morgan though and Perez trips Morgan on the edge of the box. The referee awards the penalty and sends the keeper off


USA gets the second half underway

HALF-TIME USA 0-0 Colombia

Colombia have frustrated America, and the underdogs deserve to be level at half-time.

45 mins

One minute of additional time will be played.

42 mins

What can Colombia do with this free-kick on the right? Velasquez tries her luck, firing the shot through the wall and into the side-netting.

42 mins – USA Yellow Card

Rapinoe fouls Velasquez, and she will now miss the quarter-final. Stupid foul

41 mins

Rapinoe pushes Vidal over on the right. Rincon’s delivery is cleared.

40 mins

What can Colombia do with their first corner? Rincon plays it short to Andrade who is tackled by Rapinoe in the box. Rincon plays the next corner short to Ospina, but USA just about deal with the corner.

39 mins

Krieger fouls Vidal in a dangerous position, putting two hands on the Colombian. The free-kick is on the left, just outside the box. Rincon’s delivery is headed behind by Rapinoe.

37 mins

Rapinoe plays a dangerous deep cross into the box, and Clavijo makes a superb headed clearance.

32 mins

Heath’s cross picks out Rapinoe whose weak header goes wide.

28 mins – CLOSE

Some silky skill on the floor from Velasquez nearly costs Colombia dear, as Heath steals the ball, launches a high cross to Morgan at the far post who heads into the ground which bounces high to force Perez to tip the ball over the bar with a great save. America waste the corner.

19 mins – CLOSE

USA have another corner. Holiday’s delivery drops to Johnston whose shot is deflected over. Rapinoe’s delivery is great to the far post where Wambach and Lloyd almost collide as Lloyd heads wide.

17 mins – USA Yellow Card

Lauren Holiday catches Yoreli Rincon late, which means if they win, she will miss the quarter-final.

16 mins

Good skill from Meghan Klingenberg cuts into the box, and her curled ball tries to pick out Wambach at the far post, but she can’t get her head to it and the cross just goes wide.

14 mins

Morgan heads down to Wambach who fires a half-volley with venom, but Perez makes a wonder one-handed save to deny the USA captain.

13 mins

USA have a corner Rapinoe’s ball goes out of play.

10 mins

Colombia have a free-kick on the left. Velasquez whips in a dangerous ball, which is cleared to Montoya whose shot may have cleared the stand.

8 mins

Colombia swarm forward in numbers. Lady Andrade uses her skill to break into the box, beating two defenders, but it fizzles out with Montoya’s shot being deflected. Possible penalty there on Andrade.

7 mins

Colombia now have a free-kick, but they waste it.


Holiday picks out Heath from just inside the box, and her shot is brilliantly saved by Catalina Perez, but the ball is parried out and Abby Wambach slides the ball over. But the USA captain is ruled offside.

3 mins

USA have a free-kick after Carolina Arias fouled Megan Rapinoe. The free-kick is on the left, 25 yards from goal. Rapinoe’s ball is good, but Clavijo does well to clear.


Colombia gets the game underway.

00:57 USA Team

(4-4-2) Hope Solo, Ali Krieger, Becky Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd, Tobin Heath, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan

00:57 Colombia Team

(4-2-3-1) Catalina Perez, Carolina Arias, Nataly Arias, Angela Clavijo, Orianica Velasquez, Daniela Montoya, Natalia Gaitain, Diana Ospina, Yoreli Rincon, Lady Andrare, Ingrid Vidal


Welcome to my live-text coverage of USA vs Colombia


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