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Women’s World Cup roundup: Spain, Japan attain knockout stage

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Jennifer Hermoso and Alba Redondo every scored twice Wednesday to assist Spain advance to the knockout stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 romp over Zambia in Auckland, New Zealand.

Teresa Abelleira opened the scoring within the ninth minute earlier than Hermoso and Redondo transformed their respective braces for Spain (2-0-0). Hermoso scored within the thirteenth and seventieth minutes, and Redondo tallied within the 69th and eighty fifth minutes.

Misa Rodriguez made two saves for Spain, which can battle Japan (2-0-0) on Monday for the highest spot in Group C.

Eunice Sakala completed with eight saves for Zambia (0-2-0), which can conflict with Costa Rica (0-2-0) on Monday for third place.

Japan 2, Costa Rica 0

Hikaru Naomoto scored within the twenty fifth minute and Aoba Fujino tallied two minutes later to assist Japan punch its ticket to the knockout spherical in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Naomoto took benefit of a slip from Maria Paula Coto and unleashed a shot that sailed previous goalkeeper Daniela Solera.

Fujino transformed from a pointy angle simply two minutes later for Japan.

Ayaka Yamashita made two saves for Japan, whereas Solera completed with 10 stops for Costa Rica.

Canada 2, Ireland 1

Adriana Leon scored within the go-ahead objective between two defenders within the 53rd minute to carry the Canadians to victory in a Group B conflict in Perth, Australia.

Canada (1-0-1) additionally benefited from an personal objective in first-half stoppage time to forge a 1-1 tie after Katie McCabe scored off a nook kick within the fourth minute for Ireland (0-2-0).

Kailen Sheridan made 5 saves for Canada, whereas Courtney Brosnan completed with six stops for Ireland.

Canada returns to motion towards Australia on Monday in Melbourne. Ireland, in flip, will tangle with Nigeria on Monday in Brisbane, Australia.

–Field Level Media