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Women’s World Cup roundup: Denmark, England eke out wins

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Amalie Vangsgaard scored within the 89th minute, giving Denmark a 1-0 win in opposition to China in its first Women’s World Cup match since 2007 on Saturday in Perth, Australia.

The two groups, paired in Group D, performed a thriller, regardless of the shortage of scoring. Vangsgaard’s aim got here on a header that goalkeeper Huan Xu could not attain earlier than the ball landed within the nook of the aim.

The rating got here on Denmark’s first shot on course within the match. The Danes held possession of the ball for 56 % of the time.

The match was the opening recreation for each groups, who return to motion Friday. Denmark (1-0-0) will face England (1-0-0), whereas China (0-1-0) will meet Haiti (0-1-0).

England 1, Haiti 0

Georgia Stanway transformed her second-chance penalty shot to offer England the win in a Group D conflict in Brisbane, Australia.

England possessed the ball 72 % of the sport and had probabilities to attain, however Haiti goalkeeper Kerly Theus made 9 saves. And Theus stopped Stanway’s first penalty shot within the twenty ninth minute, however after the referee ordered a retake, that kick slipped previous Theus.

England entered the sport thought of a favourite to win the Cup however had all it may deal with from Haiti, which made its debut in World Cup play.

Japan 5, Zambia 0

Japan shut out Zambia, making its Women’s World Cup debut, in Group C play in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Hinata Miyazawa scored twice for the skilled squad from Japan, which received the 2011 World Cup and was the runner-up in 2015.

Miyazawa began the scoring within the forty third minute, and Team Japan stored the stress on Zambia after the half. Mina Tanaka added a aim within the fifty fifth minute earlier than Miyazawa scored once more 16 minutes later.

Jun Endo and Riko Ueki added objectives for Japan. Ueki’s rating got here following a penalty in stoppage time after Zambia goalkeeper Catherine Musonda was despatched off for 2 yellow playing cards and backup Eunice Sakala entered the sport.

Zambia didn’t publish a shot on aim whereas Japan had 11.

Japan and Spain sit on the prime of the Group C desk at 1-0-0. Japan will face Costa Rica (0-1-0) on Wednesday in Dunedin, New Zealand.

–Field Level Media