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Spain, Japan seal final 16 berths in Women's World Cup

AUCKLAND, July 26 (Xinhua) — Spain and Japan progressed out of Group C hand in hand on the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup after beating their rivals respectively on Wednesday.

Having routed Costa Rica 3-0 within the opening match, Spain took a dream begin in opposition to Zambia simply 9 minutes into the sport when Teresa Abelleira unleashed a stunner into the online, 4 minutes earlier than Jennifer Hermoso headed it in on the again submit on Alexia Putellas’s pinpoint help.

Spain confirmed no mercy after the break, as Alba Redondo rounded the goalkeeper to fit into the online and Hermoso bagged a brace, earlier than Redondo put the icing on the cake by sealing the sport 5-0.

The victory additionally secured a last-16 spot for Japan who beat Costa Rica 2-0 in an earlier fixture on Wednesday. Japan will meet Spain within the third spherical on Monday to determine the group winner.