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All Times British Summer Time (BST)
FULL TIME China 0-1 USA
So USA will play Germany in the Semi-Final. That will be an incredible match.
Pang Fengyue shoots from 25 yard, but her half-volley is easily saved by Solo
Press makes a surging run into the box, but she shoots wide of the left post.
USA have a corner. Heath’s delivery is driven across the ground into the box where Press shoots over.
86 mins – USA Sub
Abby Wambach replaces Amy Rodriguez
81 mins – USA Sub
Heather O’Reilly replaces Alex Morgan. USA looking to hold onto this lead?
China have a free-kick 25 yards from goal, on the left channel. China have sent their centre-backs forward. Wang Lisi’s effort is simple for Solo
75 mins – China Sub
Tang Jiali replaces Han Peng
73 mins – CLOSE & OFFSIDE
America’s attack is not cleared, Morgan Brian sets herself up on the edge of the box, and her shot smashes off the crossbar. Carli Lloyd shoots the rebound over, but she was offside
China have a corner, but they only have five in the box. Wang Lisi’s delivery is punched clear by Hope Solo, Liu Shanshan’s long range shot is blocked and the chance eventually goes
Han Peng’s cross just goes over Wang Shanshan, and the ball falls to Wang Lisi but she can’t get her shot off.
Press passes to Rodriguez who shoots from just outside the box, but it is headed away from goal by Li Dongn and eventually China clear.
61 mins – USA Sub
Christen Press replaces Kelley O’Hara.
China have a corner, but no one is in their to threaten.
58 mins – China Sub
Pang Fengyue replaces Tan Ruyin
Morgan pokes the ball through to Rodriguez, but she cuts the ball back across to no-one instead of shooting
Heath’s corner causes chaos in the China box, but they eventually clear.
51 mins – GOAL China 0-1 USA (Carli Lloyd)
The free-kick from 40 yards is passed across to Johnston. She launches a high ball into the box, Carli Lloyd rises high and heads the ball past Wang Fei.
50 mins – China Yellow Card
Wu Haiyan is booked for a late challenge on Heath
USA have a corner. Heath’s delivery is played along the ground into the box and China easily clear.
SECOND HALF STARTS
The second half starts. Is this quarter-final also going to penalties, or will someone get a winner?
HALF-TIME China 0-0 USA
Klingenberg launches a ball into the box, Lloyd heads down to Morgan but her shot is blocked by three Chinese defenders
Really good patient passing as China keep the ball and slowly move it forward. Wang Lisi shoots from just outside the box which goes just over.
America have a throw-in on the right. Sauerbrunn launches a long throw in, it lands in the six yard box to Morgan, but China clear.
USA have a free-kick, 30 yards from goal, just right of central. Lloyd’s driven shot is punched cleared well by Wang Fei.
35 mins – China Sub
Wang Shuang replaces Lou Jiahui who had picked up a knock in a challenge with Rodriguez
Wang Lisi puts in a beautiful ball across the box, but it is just behind Wang Shanshang
31 mins – CLOSE
Heath’s corner is played towards Johnston who makes a superb run to it, but she heads just over.
26 mins – CLOSE
USA take a free-kick quickly, Krieger launches a high ball to the far post, Wang Fei comes and misses and Johnston’s shot is cleared off the line by Li Dongna. A series of deflections fall for China as they just about clear.
USA have a free-kick on the right, 20 yards from goal. Tobin Heath’s delivery is cleared
Julie Johnston launches a long ball into the box, Wang Fei comes and but just about gets enough contact and China just about clear, but concede a free-kick
Klingenberg launches another cross, Li Dongna misjudges her header but O’Hara can’t get teh required contact on her volley.
Wonderful skill from Tobin Heath allows her to get a cross in, it goes over Lloyd but O’Hara makes a diving header which bounces just wide.
Klingenberg’s cross eventually falls to Morgan, but her shot is too weak to challenge Wang Fei
China have a corner. Wang Lisi plays it shot, her cross is cleared to Tan Ruyin whose shot is chased down.
Krieger passes to O’Hara on the edge of the box, who tries to chip Wang Fei, but the ball goes just over.
USA have started well. Morgan tries to curl her shot in, but Wang Fei makes the save.
Lloyd’s through ball picks out Rodriguez who had arced her run superbly, but she scuffs her shot miles wide.
The quarter-final gets underway
00:27 China Team
(4-2-3-1) Wang Fei,Wu Haiyan, Zhao Rong, Li Dongna, Liu Shanshan, Tan Ruyin, Ren Guixin, Wang Lisi, Lou Jiahui, Han Peng, Wang Shanshan.
00:27 USA Team
(4-4-2) Hope Solo, Ali Krieger, Julie Johnston, Becky Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg, Kelley O’Hara, Morgan Brian, Carli Lloyd, Tobin Heath, Amy Rodriguez, Alex Morgan.
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