25 June 2019 – The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup continues in France with Italy taking on China while the Netherlands will be up against Japan in the final matches of the last 16 stage.

Both matches will take place today (Wednesday, 25 June) at 16h00 and 19h00 in Montpellier and Rennes respectively.

Italy finished top of Group C with China (from Group B) proceeding to the next round as one of the best third-placed teams.

The Europeans are ranked 15thin the world, while the Asians are 16th.

The Netherlands, who are the EUFA Champions, won Group E with three wins, while Japan, the AFC champions, came second in Group D.

Netherlands is in position 8 on the FIFA Women’s World rankings, with Japan one notch above in seventh place.

The winners of the two matches will face each other in the quarterfinals on Saturday, 29 June.

Here’s a quick look of what has happened so far:

 

MATCH DAY 17 RESULTS:

(PLAYED MONDAY, 24 JUNE)

Spain                       1 – 2 USA

Sweden                  1 – 0 Canada

 

(PLAYED SUNDAY, 23 JUNE)

England                  3 – 0 Cameroon

France 2 – 1 Brazil (after extra time)

 

(PLAYED SATURDAY, 22 JUNE)

Germany               3 – 0 Nigeria

Norway                  1 – 1 Australia

(Norway won 4-1 on penalties)

 

ROUND OF 16 FIXTURES:

Match Day 18

(TUESDAY, 25 JUNE)

Italy vs China                       16h00 (Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier)

Netherlands vs Japan          19h00 (Roazhon Park, Rennes)

 

TOP SCORERS: 

Morgan Alex (USA) 5

Sam Kerr (Australia) 5

Christiane Rozeira (Brazil) 4

Ellen White (England) 4

Cristina Girelli (Italy) 3

Carll Lloyd    (USA) 3

Wendle Renard (France) 3

Sara Daebritz (Germany) 3

Megan Rapinoe (USA) 3

Jennifer Hermoso (Spain) 3

Rose Lavelle (USA) 2

Samantha Mewis (USA) 2

Eugenie Le Sommer (France) 2

Aurora Galli  (Italy) 2

Barbara Bonasea (Italy) 2

Miedema (Neth.) 2

Kosovare Asllani (Sweden) 2

Marta (Brazil) 2

Ajara Nchout (Cameroon) 2

Lindsey Goran (USA) 2

Herlovsen (Norway) 2

Alexandra Popp (Germany) 2

Amandine Henry (France) 2

Valerie Gauvin (France) 2

NB: 57 players have a goal each

 

The following teams are in the Quarterfinals:

Germany

Norway

France

England

USA

Sweden

 

STATISTICS:

MATCHES PLAYED = 42/52

TOTAL GOALS SCORED = 121

YELLOW CARDS = 104

RED CARDS = 3

AVERAGE GOAL PER MATCH = 2.9

  • There will be at least five European nations in the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1995
  • There have been 22 penalties in 42 games so far at the 2019 Women’s World Cup; as many as in the 52 games in the 2015 edition
  • Sweden’s Stina Blackstenius scored with the first shot on target of the match between Sweden and Canada
  • Canada has lost 11 of their 13 previous meetings with European sides at the Women’s World Cup (W1 D1) – they have only scored more than one goal in these matches once before, a 2-3 defeat to England in 1995

 

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