Women's World Cup • Quarter-final 
 
Women's World Cup  • Quarter-final 
    
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Commentary by Carrie Dunn
Highlights 
  
  • Matches
  • CHN - USA
  • GER - FRA
  • AUS - JPN
  • ENG - CAN
 
 
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Wow. What an evening - spectacularly fabulous result for England, if a rather nervy performance; hosts Canada crash out and can't deliver that final swansong for Christine Sinclair.

 
 
90'+5 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Massive clearance from England, back into the Canada half, and Sesselmann lumps that back forward - Chamberlain's alert and gathers.

90'+4 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Houghton's free kick is well over the bar, and England have five at the back ready for McLeod's kick forward.

90' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Corner is swung in, but Sinclair heads that wide, albeit in plenty of space in the middle of the box.

89' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Buchanan is basically thrown up front now, Rafferty's flat on her face on the floor, Houghton doesn't trust her keeper. Oh gosh.

88' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Buchanan's shot is blocked well by Jade Moore, then Siobhan Chamberlain does really well to hold the follow-up from range.

 
85' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

England looking a bit cross now - they put the ball out because Buchanan was down, and Canada didn't give the ball back.

84' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Why is Buchanan looking so angry with Laura Bassett? The Canadian ran into the English centre half in the middle of the park and knocked herself over.

82' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Leon is causing all sorts of problems with fresh legs and running round these tired England defenders.

79'
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Kyle replaces Scott for Canada, and Ellen White comes on for England, replacing the so-far ever-present Fara Williams.

77' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Karen Carney's back down the other end, helping out the defence, then lumps it long to nobody in particular.

75' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Carney is fouled on the edge of the box as she's bundled over by a pair of Canada defenders. Can England make this count?

 
73' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Poor free kick into the box from England, and McLeod releases that quickly to allow Canada to fire up the other end again.

63'
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Booking for Jade Moore, cheered by the crowd, for bringing down Chapman. Free kick just outside the box.

 
61' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

England are under a lot of pressure here. Laura Bassett is panicking, Steph Houghton's looking wobbly.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Siobhan Chamberlain's fiance can't take the pressure...

56' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

The ball's pinging about a bit from that corner but England can't connect with the decisive strike.

55' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

What a save from McLeod! Taylor's shot is curling across the box and she tips that away for a corner.

47' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Lucy Bronze and Melissa Tancredi tangle and look a bit cross with each other. Eventually it's all smiles again.

 
45' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

That's half-time. Well, England won't have wanted to concede at all, but just before half-time's never nice. Still, a one-goal advantage going into the break is not too shabby.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
41'
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

GOAL! And Christine Sinclair gets Canada back into this with a terrible mistake from Karen Bardsley, spilling Lawrence's cross at her feet.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
36' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

England are defending rather sloppily here - too many free kicks conceded, too many balls given away.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
34' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Jodie Taylor is holding her leg. Too many knocks to the Lionesses today - at least there's a strong bench available to draw from?

 
30' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Christine Sinclair is getting herself about in the area but not on target. The crowd are, obviously, cheering everything she does.

28' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Free kick to England, and the blonde heads of Steph Houghton and Katie Chapman go towards that in the box - it hits the bar and back into play.

25' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Williams gets a bit of treatment for a knock to her foot, and everyone else takes the opportunity for some water.

23' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Fara Williams takes the corner and again it's towards the back post, but not so successful this time.

21' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Apparently the folk at Glastonbury are watching this match on a big screen. Excellent. How festive.

 
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Oh, and of course I should have mentioned - Lucy Bronze went over to huge her bestie Jordan Nobbs on the touchline. Couldn't see the vice-captain's hamstring though.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
16' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Well, this is a heck of a start for England. Two very well-taken goals and Canada are huddling to try to regroup.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Free kick to Bronze at the back stick, and she loops her header over the keeper as her marker Chapman falls flat on her face.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

I was about to say that England needed to get a grip in midfield, and centre forward Jodie Taylor did that - capitalising on the mistake by Sesselmann to take it on calmly and slide that home.

 
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

On the break, Sinclair sets up Tancredi, who fires over as the full backs desperately run to get back.

8' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Karen Carney begins one of her runs into the area, and she's promptly dispossessed by Sophie Schmidt.

3' 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Those odd Vancouver shadows cast on the pitch again, with half of it in a disc of sunshine and the rest in shade.

 
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Word from Vancouver is that Laura Bassett has just limped off in the warm-up. This isn't a good start to the day for England, is it?

 
00:10
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Mark Sampson: "It's great to have Jodie back from the start...we need to know she can play right the way through if required."

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
23:30 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

I'm told that Jordan Nobbs is indeed in the matchday squad - will be interesting to see whether she actually plays a part today.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
 
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada
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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

No Fran Kirby or Toni Duggan for England - and a start for Jodie Taylor. And Jill Scott's back in the midfield.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Teams - England: Bardsley, Rafferty, Williams, Houghton, Bassett, Scott, Carney, Moore, Bronze, Chapman, Taylor. /// Canada: McLeod, Buchanan, Wilkinson, Belanger, Sesselmann, Scott, Sinclair, Schmidt, Tancredi, Chapman, Lawrence.

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England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

First off, some breaking news - midfielder and vice-captain Jordan Nobbs tweeted earlier that her hamstring injury has deteriorated to such an extent that she will miss the rest of the tournament. She's since deleted the tweet.

 
23:00 
England - CanadaEngland (W)
2 - 1
Canada (W)England - Canada

Good evening, all, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Women's World Cup quarter-final between England and Canada.

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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

FULL-TIME. And that's it. How desperately disappointing for the Matildas, who held out against the world champions for 87 minutes, but Japan march on.

87'
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

GOAL! And from the corner, and the ensuing scramble, that's lashed home past the defenders on the line by Iwabuchi.

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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

Oh, and Ogimi has a golden chance! Great ball from Kawasumi, and it just powers off her shin at a difficult angle and height.

 
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

Ohno's worked really hard today and looked reasonably good but in this final 20 minutes Japan will want their customary single goal.

 
64' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

Ariyoshi looks for Ogimi in the box, but she can't quite time her run and Kennedy does well to stop that.

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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
61' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

And another shot for Japan, Ogimi not quite controlling it properly, and the world champions are threatening.

 
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
56' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

Great shot there from Van Egmond, firing just over Kaihori's top-left corner and the keeper has to scramble to get that covered.

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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
54' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

The ball holds up in midfield, tripping up Sakaguchi, and Sam Kerr tries to side-foot that home. Not enough fizz on that.

 
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
 
 
29' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

Ohno volleys what I can only presume to be a cross in from the left, and Catley puts that out for the corner.

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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
20' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

Australia look good on the break there from Sam Kerr but the pass isn't good and that puts a stop to that.

 
17' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

Australia are trying to chase Japan down in midfield but the champions look stronger in possession at the moment.

14' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

A few hopeful long balls forward - the players haven't quite worked out the right pace to be going at yet.

13' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

It really does look blazing hot out there. Suspect the ball is going to be doing a lot of running today.

12' 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

Ooh, and a late slip from Simon as she shapes to shoot in the box, Iwashizumi coming into the challenge.

 
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
 
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
20:45 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

By the way, expect the stands to begin filling up with Australia fans in the second half - the flights out of Montreal to Edmonton were delayed today so lots of them will miss kick-off.

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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan
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Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

TEAMS: Japan - Kaihori, Iwashimizu, Kumagai, Sameshima, Sakaguchi, Miyama, Kawasumi, Ohno, Utsugi, Ogimi, Ariyoshi. /// Australia - Williams, Alleway, Catley, Kellond-Knight, Foord, Van Egmond, De Vanna, Kennedy, Simon, Gorry, Kerr.

20:00 
Australia - JapanAustralia (W)
0 - 1
Japan (W)Australia - Japan

Good evening, all, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Japan v Australia in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals.

 
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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

And that's it. USA through to the semi-finals, China go home. Join me tomorrow for the final two quarter-finals!

89' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Press opts for a gallop down the right and into the box, ignoring the lurking Wambach, but her shot is wide.

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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA
 
73' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

BOOM! What a shot! Edge of the box and Brian hits that against the woodwork - Lloyd looks to get to the rebound but she's offside.

69' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Corner for China and that's easily punched away by Hope Solo, who's had very little to do. She had so much space she could probably have caught that if she'd wanted.

68' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Lloyd's lucky to get away with that firm challenge on Pang. Even the partisan crowd winced.

66' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

O'Hara is now sitting on the bench next to Wambach, and applying ice to her mashed-up face.

 
62' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe are sitting in the stands as the camera pans over to them and they get a big cheer.

60' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

They've shoved a load of cotton wool in her face. I don't think that's a long-term solution, guys.

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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Hmm, why is nobody in the middle to meet Rodriguez's cross in? There's oodles of space and nobody there.

 
51' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

GOAL! Carli Lloyd gets her head to it, just like Abby Wambach told her to. Klingenberg played the free kick back to Julie Johnston, and lifted the ball forward into the box.

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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA
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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA
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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Morgan finds herself in acres of room with the goal opening up before her, but three defenders align to close her down and block her shot.

45' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Back up the other end, and Wang Lisi on the right finds herself in space but fires past the near post.

44' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

China end up playing it all the way back to the goalkeeper after being on the verge of having a shot at the other end.

 
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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA
41' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Another deep ball swung into the box, this time from Krieger on the right, and Morgan can't quite get there.

40' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Long throw from the USA, into the box, and Johnston's ponytail flies towards that, but no real contact.

36' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Wang Fei is scolding her entire team, getting them in place before Carli Lloyd takes this free kick, about 45 yards out.

 
30' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

More good stuff from Rodriguez on the right, but more good defending from China. This is going to be a tough 90 minutes if that's their plan.

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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Another poor attempted clearance from Wang Fei, trying to punch but getting nowhere near it, but her defenders are covering on the line.

24' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Where's Wang Fei going? She charges off her line and fails to get anywhere near the ball she's presumably trying to deal with. Her defence help her out.

23' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Rodriguez does really well down the right, but her cross is too long for Morgan. Still much better from the USA but they need to sort out that final ball.

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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA
 
21' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Heath does well to keep the ball in play by the corner, and her cross is too high for Lloyd and off-target from O'Hara.

16' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Lisi is trying to put her foot on the ball in the middle of the park and start building something.

11' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

But they're going to need to get into the box, one would think - just those runs down the flank aren't going to get you goals.

 
9' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Whether that's those changes or the knowledge that the weight of expectation is upon them now, who can say?

7' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

And there's O'Hara! Another beautiful curling shot, and that's over Wang Fei's head but also over the bar.

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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA
2' 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Rodriguez is through on goal, great run through the centre, but her finish is poor and past the far post.

 
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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Notwithstanding the enforced changes (Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday both suspended), the biggest omission is Abby Wambach, dropped and on the bench. Still no sign of Heather O'Reilly. She's still IN Canada, right?

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China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

TEAMS: China - Wang Fei, Liu, Wu, Li; Wang Shanshan, Zhao, Lou, Han, Tan, Wang Lisi, Ren. /// USA - Solo, Sauerbrunn, O’Hara, Rodriguez, Lloyd, Krieger, Morgan, Brian, Heath, Johnston, Klingenberg.

00:00 
China PR - USAChina PR (W)
0 - 1
USA (W)China PR - USA

Good evening/good morning all! After the drama of France v Germany, China and the USA have a lot to live up to.

 
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Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

GOAL - GERMANY 4-3 FRANCE. Marouzsan fires it low into the corner and Bouhaddi can't get close enough.

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Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

GOAL - GERMANY 3-2 FRANCE. Peter races forward and fires it high into the corner as Bouhaddi gets a finger on it.

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Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

GOAL - GERMANY 2-1 FRANCE. Laudehr thumps her attempt confidently into the right corner with the keeper going the wrong way.

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Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

GOAL - GERMANY 1-1 FRANCE. Thiney puts that miss behind her with a fine penalty into the bottom corner.

120+1' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Good effort. Hamraoui chests down the punch clear and volleys a dipping left foot effort just over.

 
117'
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

WHAT A MISS! Thiney is left unmarked six-yards out at the far post but puts it wide. She looks for a flag but it stays down. Incredible let off for Germany.

115' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Five minutes left... Is there a moment of magic or a tired error that will decide this before we face pens?

 
108' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Necib's right-wing corner comes to nothing. France currently down to 10 as Hamraoui receives treatment for a bloody injury.

105' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France
 
93' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France
 
90' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France
83' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

Maier's attempted cross hits an arm and the ref points to the spot. Looked harsh... Sasic to take the spot kick...

 
74' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France
 
68'
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

Goessling with a cynical drag back on Le Sommer. A deserved booking after she halted a France counter.

64'
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

GOAL! France lead. A long ball over the top is only half cleared to Necib who sees her 20-yard strike take a deflection on its way into the net.

62' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Necib fizzes another raking free kick into the area but this time it has too much pace on it for Renard to attack the ball at the far post.

60' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France
 
52' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Oooh. A shout was needed there. Necib drills the free kick to the far post but Delie heads over on the stretch with Renard better placed just behind her.

48' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

Necib tries to sneak a corner next to the left byline but Laudehr is having none of it. Solid defending.

 
43' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

Germany will be delighted to get in at the break all square. Can France nick a goal in the last few moments of this half?

41' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Henry feeds Thomis on the right who hangs a high cross into the middle. Angerer comes off her line and just about beats Delie to it before diving bravely upon the loose ball.

40' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Mittag and Sasic try to lead a Germany break but it all falls to pieces on the halfway line. It sums up the game so far. France far superior.

39' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Another France corner is only half cleared with Majri arriving to flash a left-foot attempt just past the near-post upright.

38'
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

Necib with some great chest control and a volley that is brilliantly tipped past her near post by Angerer.

 
36' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Henry drifts into space and fizzes in a swerving right-foot drive from distance that Angerer is able to get down and smother.

34' 
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France (W)Germany - France
31' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

No goals, but it's been an intriguing opening half an hour. France definitely the better side but could well rue those misses.

29' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

Back up the other end and it's more desperate defending from Germany. Le Sommer almost ghosts in on the left of the area but a last-ditch challenge denies her a shot on goal.

28' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

The free kick causes chaos in the France area. Mittag sees two efforts blocked before Bouhaddi claims Maier's weak effort from 25 yards.

25'
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Thomis arcs a lovely cross into the middle for Delie who can only guide her header over from six yards out.

 
22' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France

Thomis causes more problems on the right of the area but this time her cut back is way behind Le Sommer who had moved towards the far post.

21' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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France (W)Germany - France
18' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Germany manage to clear and look to have settled into this a bit more now. Will France live to regret the early chances they wasted?

16' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

Lots of niggle in this one so far.

 
12' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
1 - 1
France (W)Germany - France

A first sniff of goal for Germany as Bouhaddi comes to punch a free kick clear and makes a mess of it. The French can't nudge it back into the mixer and Germany manage to clear.

11' 
Germany - FranceGermany (W)
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It's one-way traffic. Germany can't get out of their own half. A corner is half cleared to Necib who lashes a 30-yarder off target.

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A clever free kick is cut back to Majri on the edge of the area but the referee gets in the way and when she eventually fires in the shot it is a hurried one that drags wide of the far post. The official inadvertently helped Germany there.

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The free kick is blocked and so is the follow up, but another poor challenge provides France with another opening on the left.

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Germany have not got going at all here. Another free kick to France. This one is within shooting range, approximately 30 yards out...

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Another half chance for France as the free kick bobbles around the area and drops towards Georges who drags wide on the stretch.

 
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WHAT A MISS! Thomis breaks free on the right and cuts it across for Necib who rolls it wide of target from eight yards out. Huge opportunity goes begging for France inside 60 seconds.

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DID YOU KNOW? Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has kept nine World Cup shut outs and needs just one more to equal Briana Scurry’s record haul for the USA.

Nadine Angerer
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France won 2-0 in Germany back in October as part of both teams' warm-up for this tournament. France winger Elodie Thomas remains confident they can repeat the trick but is wary that the Germans will be out for revenge."We know Germany's mentality and how much that defeat on home soil will have hurt," she said. "Maybe that makes things even worse, and I'm sure we scared them. But this will be different, as this is an elimination game. Germany is a good team, but France is a good team, too, and we've made a lot of progress."  

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TEAMS - GERMANY: Angerer, Maier, Krahn, Laudehr, Mittag, Sasic, Peter, Leupolz, Popp, Goessling, Kemme /// FRANCE: Bouhaddi, Renard, Georges, Henry, Houara, Le Sommer, Abily, Thomis, Necib, Delie, Majri.

 
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Good evening and welcome to arguably the most mouthwatering clash of the WWC so far. It's Germany versus France in a heavyweight quarter-final between two of the favourites for the tournament. It's the world number one versus the number three and it all kicks off at 9pm BST.