Minnows Thailand were hammered 5-1 by Sweden but celebrated their first ever World Cup goal, while tournament favourites USA and Sweden registered one-sided victories.
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UNITED STATES 3-0 CHILE
Carli Lloyd became the first player to score in six consecutive women’s World Cup matches as the United States brushed aside Chile 3-0 to secure their passage to the last 16.
The winning margin might not have been near to their record-breaking 13-0 hammering of Thailand in their opening Group F game, but this was still an extremely one-sided victory for the holders in Paris.
Lloyd netted twice in the first half either side of a Julie Ertz goal, as the USA joined Sweden – who beat Thailand 5-1 earlier – in qualifying for the knockout phase from Group F.
Their goal difference is such that a draw when they face the Swedes in Le Havre on Thursday will see them advance in first place, which increases the chances of a heavyweight quarter-final showdown back in Paris with hosts France.
Hat-trick hero in the 2015 final win over Japan, Lloyd squandered the chance to get a third goal in this game as she missed a late penalty, but her double here at the Parc des Princes still took her into the record books.
SWEDEN 5-1 THAILAND
Sweden cruised into the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday after comfortably seeing off Thailand 5-1 to move top of Group F.
Peter Gerhardsson’s side are three points ahead of tournament favourites the USA, who take on Chile later on Sunday in Paris, after a routine win that however saw emotional scenes when Kanjana Sung-Ngoen scored a late consolation goal for the Thais.
Linda Sembrant and Kosovare Asllani put the Swedes two up after 19 minutes with Fridolina Rolfo rifling a long-range finish three minutes before the break.
Lina Hurtig headed home at the end of a flowing move with nine minutes left before the Thais, reeling from a humiliating record 13-0 defeat to the Americans in their opening match, restored pride through captain Sung-Ngoen’s drilled near post finish.
The goal sparked wild celebrations and even tears from the Thai players and coaching staff, but VAR stepped in to dampen their mood when Natthakarn Chinwong was judged to have handled in the area deep into stoppage time.
Elin Rubensson made no mistake from the spot to complete an easy win and her side’s qualification from the group.
CANADA 2-0 NEW ZEALAND
Canada beat New Zealand 2-0 in Group E game in Grenoble to cement a place in the second round and leave the Kiwis on the brink of elimination.
Canada again dominated and bombarded the New Zealand goal with 22 total strikes, 11 of them on target.
The Canadians took the lead after 48 minutes.
Nichelle Prince raced down the left wing, where the New Zealand defence had struggled even before right back C.J. Bott went off injured in the 17th minute.
Prince cut in along the goal line and then pulled a precise pass back to Jessie Fleming who side-footed the ball inside the far post.
Prince added a second after 78 minutes, poking home a rebound from close range after Christine Sinclair’s powerful downward header hit the inside of the post.