Day ten of the Women’s World Cup featured two games from Group F, with all four teams in their second appearances of France 2019.

 

SWEDEN v THAILAND

Sweden have clinched a place in the Round of 16 with an attacking display that made the most of their aerial advantage, overcoming Thailand 5-1 in Nice.

It was 3-0 at the break for the Swedes, but Thailand were able to show far more resilience in the second half compared to their previous outing against the USA. Despite weathering 34 attempts on goal over the course of the match, Thailand were able to score their first goal of the tournament in the 91st minute after their captain Kanjana Sungngoen scored on the fast break.

There were five different scorers for Sweden, and this will doubtless buoy them come match day 3 when they take on the USA.

Sweden 5 (Sembrant 6′, Asllani 19′, Rolfö 42′, Hurtig 81′, Rubensson 90+6′)

Thailand 1 (Sungngoen 90+1′)

 

USA V CHILE

Carli Lloyd scored twice for the USA as they comfortably defeated Chile 3-0 in Paris in front of 45,594 fans, advancing to the Round of 16. Taking the field in one of seven changes under coach Jill Ellis’s rotation policy, Lloyd became the oldest player to score twice in a World Cup game, and the only player to score in six consecutive Women’s World Cup matches.

The USA troubled Chile with set pieces throughout the game, Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan and Lloyd all proving difficult to contain.

Chilean goalkeeper Christiane Endler was awarded player of the match after an outstanding performance without which her team would have easily conceded five or six goals. Thanks to her nine second half saves and a missed Lloyd penalty at the back end of the game, Chile were able to keep the USA scoreless in the second half.

USA 3 (Lloyd 11′ 35′, Ertz 26′)

Chile 0