England and Denmark have advanced to the round of 16 after finishing 1-2 in their respective groups at the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) 2023 World Cup Australia-New Zealand.
England, ranked No. 4 in the FIFA World Rankings, defeated No. 14 China, 6-1, in the third match of the tournament’s Group D on Monday at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide, Australia.
The Three Lions advance to the round of 16 after topping Group D with nine points.
Meanwhile, women’s soccer powerhouse China was humiliated by failing to advance out of the group stage for the first time in its history.
In their seven previous World Cup appearances, China have reached the round of 16 in every tournament.
Six times, they made the quarterfinals or better, including as runners-up in 1999. However, in their eighth appearance at the tournament, they were sent 메이저사이트 packing early with a 1-2 record.
Despite the loud ‘cheers’ from the Chinese supporters, England dominated China throughout the match.
England took the lead in the fourth minute of the first half with a goal from Alessia Russo.
In the 26th minute, England won the ball in the midfield and converted a counter-attack opportunity, breaking down the defense and penetrating into the penalty area, where Lauren Hemp finished with a left-footed inside kick.
The third goal came in the 41st minute from a set piece situation.
Winning a free kick on the left flank, England cut the ball backwards instead of up the middle, and from near the penalty spot, Loren James unleashed an unstoppable right-footed shot that rattled the net.
A desperate China tried to turn the tide with a late attack.
Wang Shuang neatly converted a penalty kick 12 minutes into the second half after a video assistant referee (VAR) awarded England a handball in the penalty area.
However, England threw cold water on China’s chase in the 21st minute of the second half when James made it a multi-goal game with a left-footed volley.
In the 32nd minute, the goalkeeper, who had come forward to clear a long England pass, failed to handle the ball properly, leaving the goal empty, and Chloe Kelly 먹튀검증 calmly finished for the fifth goal.
Then, in the 39th minute, Rachel Daly scored England’s sixth goal with a right-footed volley.
England’s six goals against Argentina equaled their most in a World Cup knockout stage since the 2007 tournament.
In the other Group D match at Rectangular Stadium in Perth, Australia, FIFA No. 13 Denmark punched its ticket to the Round of 16 with a 2-0 win over No. 53 Haiti.
The Danes opened the scoring in the 21st minute when striker Pernille Harder, who has scored 70 goals in 143 matches at the A-match level, slotted home a penalty kick awarded for a handball foul by Haiti.
Sane Trollsgår then scored a wedge in second-half stoppage time.
Denmark advances to the round of 16 with six points and second place in Group D.
China (3 points) and Haiti (0 points) tasted the bitter taste of group stage elimination.