3-0! USA beat Chile, Advances: FIFA Women’s World Cup

by Samuel Abasi Last updated on June 20th, 2019,

In front of another sell-out croud, the United States continued their World Cup dominance. With a solid performance, the USWNT took three points securing enough to advance to the knockout stage with their 3-0 win over Chile.

With avery different starting lineup that left out seven stars including Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe, the USWNT started strong and never let off the gas. Instead, captain Carli Lloyd scored a pair and narrowly missed a hat trick to help seal hte victory.

But the star of the match had to be Chile’s goalkeeper Christian Endler who did everything but stand on her stopping the onslaught of 25 shots by the United States.

The United States continued their dominance of play in the second frame. In total, they combined for 26 shots, dominating possession. Chile only saw the ball for 28% of the match, only managing to muster one shot.

But it was the Chile goalkeeper, Christiane Endler, who was the star of the match. With six incredible point-blank saves, Endler did all she could to try to keep her side in the match.

Match day two of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup concluded Sunday, featuring all four Group F teams. Sweden faced Thailand in the early match, easily taking a 5-1 win. The United States dominated Chile in their 3-0 victory.

Both Sweden and United States earned enough points to advance to the knock0ut stage. The two face face each other Thursday to determine who wins Group F.

Sweden 5 – 1 Thailand

Sweden advanced to the knockout stage, beating Thailand 5-1. But it was tears of joy on the bench as Kanjana Sungngoen scored Thailand’s first-ever World Cup goal late in the game.

After stealing the ball from Sweden in their own half of the field, team captain Sungngoen took a long through ball down the right side and made a fantastic run past the Sweden defence, putting the ball just over Lindahl’s left shoulder with a blistering stike near-post.

With six points, Sweden will advance to the round of 16. Final standings in Group F are far from finalized, however, with United States having to play their second match against Chile today. Both Sweden and the U.S. will face each other on Thursday in a match that will likely decide first and second place.

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