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2019 Women's World Cup

Day 5: Netherlands, Sweden win late

Photo courtesy of UEFA

Netherlands 1, New Zealand 0

Jill Roord made an impact as soon as she entered the match for the Netherlands. Arriving in the 76th minute, Roord used her fresh legs to create chances and found her opportunity to be the hero in second-half stoppage time. Roord, who features for Bayern Munich, scored the game-winning goal on a header, tucking it into the corner of Erin Nayler’s net. The Netherlands claimed three major points in Group E with a final of 1-0.

Meanwhile, New Zealand had their chances. The Football Ferns were able to keep Lieke Martens, Shanice van de Sanden and Vivianne Miedema at bay — and off the scoresheet. However, they had some chances of their own, with Sarah Gregorius leading the way up top. New Zealand took five shots, with three registering on goal. Goalkeepers Erin Nayler of New Zealand and Sari van Veenendaal of the Netherlands were busy today. Nayler finished the match with two saves, while van Veenendaal collected three attempts.

The Netherlands will look to continue collecting points with a Saturday contest against Cameroon at 9 a.m. ET. A few hours later, Canada will take on the Football Ferns, as Christine Sinclair looks for her first goal of the World Cup.

Goal Summary

  • Netherlands (Jill Roord, 90’+2′)

Caution Summary

  • None

— Rachael McKriger

Sweden 2, Chile 0

Chile held Sweden scoreless for most of the match…and then came the delay for severe weather. Play was halted in the 72nd minute, and Sweden scored twice after the impromptu break.

Kosovare Asllani broke the deadlock in the 83rd minute, and Madelen Janogy scored on a brilliant effort in stoppage time to seal the victory.


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