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Spain, Japan seal final 16 berths, Canada beat Ireland at Women's World Cup

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Spain and Japan progressed to the final 16 of FIFA Women’s World Cup with consecutive victories.

PERTH, July 27 (Xinhua) — Spain and Japan secured final 16 berths with decisive victories over Zambia and Costa Rica respectively, whereas Canada defeated Ireland 2-1 within the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Wednesday.

In Group C, after securing a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica in opening match, Spain started their conflict towards Zambia with a dream begin. Teresa Abelleira scored a surprising objective 9 minutes into the sport, and Jennifer Hermoso added one other with a well-timed header 4 minutes later.

Spain didn’t let up within the second half. Alba Redondo netted two objectives, whereas Hermoso scored her second, securing a decisive 5-0 win.

Japan grew to become the primary staff to win back-to-back video games on the World Cup, with Naomoto Hikaru and Fujino Aoba’s rapid-fire objectives serving to the staff clinch a convincing 2-0 win towards Costa Rica.

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In Group B, capitalizing on an personal objective and a strike from ahead Adriana Leon, reigning Olympic champions Canada secured a slim 2-1 victory over Ireland.

In Thursday’s motion, the United States and the Netherlands will go head-to-head in a repeat of the 2019 Women’s World Cup last, whereas Portugal tackle Vietnam and Australia face Nigeria.