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2019 Women's World Cup

Day 13: Argentina make major World Cup comeback against Scotland

Argentina vs. Scotland
PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 19: during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group D match between Scotland and Argentina at Parc des Princes on June 19, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Daniela Porcelli/Getty Images)

Argentina 3, Scotland 3

It all came down to holding the fort and keeping defense loose, but aggressive. However, Scotland couldn’t quite keep Argentina away from their net. The end result? Scotland giving up three goals to the Argentineans and crashing out of their first FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Scotland found the back of the net early when Kim Little blasted a shot in the 19th minute. The Scots got off to a hot second half, with Jenny Beattie scoring in the 49th minute. Erin Cuthbert looked to put the final nail in the coffin, but Argentina had different plans. In the span of five minutes, Argentina found the back of the net twice to give life to their side. Milagros Menéndez was the first to strike, with Flor Bonsegundo following right behind her.

Chaos ensued when Bonsegundo was awarded a penalty kick after Sophie Howard brought her down in the box. On her first penalty attempt, Bonsegundo saw her shot saved by Lee Alexander. However, a check from VAR found that Alexander came off her line too early, thus resulting in another take for Bonsegundo.

This time she slotted it home.

Argentina are now hoping for a miracle in from the other groups. Out of the third place teams, China and Brazil are already guaranteed to go through. However, for Argentina to go through, Cameroon and New Zealand have to draw and if one team wins, that knocks Argentina out completely, as they only have two points. Meanwhile, Chile also has to lose or draw against Thailand.

Goal Summary

  • Scotland (Kim Little, 19′)
  • Scotland (Jenny Beattie, 49′)
  • Scotland (Erin Cuthbert, 69′)
  • Argentina (Milagros Menéndez, 74′)
  • Argentina (Flor Bonsegundo, 79′)
  • Argentina (Flor Bonsegundo, 90’+4′)

Caution Summary

  • Argentina (Mariana Larroquette, 75′)
  • Scotland (Caroline Weir, 85′)
  • Scotland (Erin Cuthbert, 85′)
  • Scotland (Lee Alexander, 90’+3′)

Rachael McKriger 

England 2, Japan 0

There was less drama across France in Nice. England swept the group with a perfect nine points after a 2-0 victory over Japan. Ellen White, the newest member of Manchester City, found the back of the net twice. Her goals came in the 14th and 84th minute. England now awaits a third-place opponent from either Group B, E or F.

Meanwhile, Japan took second place in the group. They will face off with the winner of Group E. As of right now, the Netherlands leads Group E with six points. However, Canada is right on their heels with six points as well. Both teams will face off with each other tomorrow morning.

Goal Summary

  • England (Ellen White, 14′)
  • England (Ellen White, 84′)

Caution Summary

  • NONE

— Rachael McKriger 

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