USA advances to round of 16 of 2023 Women World Cup after draw with Portugal

The Americans achieve their pass to the eighth round in the Women's World Cup after draw against Portugal


The U.S. women's national soccer team, two-time champion Defending champion, she managed to get her pass to the knockout stages in the Women's World Cup 2023. This achievement was consolidated after his draw without goals against Portugal in a match played at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. This result places U.S. women as the second in Group E.

It was a tense match until the last minute. In discount time, the Portuguese player Ana Capeta had the opportunity to change the history of encounter, but his shot hit the right post, keeping the tie.

During the first half, the Americans experienced difficulties in overcome Portugal's defense. The Portuguese team controlled the game in the First half, limiting the U.S. team's goal attempts, Known for its great offensive power. However, despite the opportunities, the first half ended goalless.

A prominent figure in the meeting was Alex Morgan, who had the Chance to break the tie for the Americans, but their shot was intercepted by Portuguese goalkeeper Inés Pereira. In an attempt to change the course of the game, Megan Rapinoe entered the field in the 61st minute, But it failed to make a difference. This match marked his 201st match. with the U.S. National Team.

In bad news for Team USA, star Rose Lavelle he received a yellow card for a late tackle on Dolores Silva. How result, will be absent in the knockout stages.

In the other Group E match, the Netherlands proved their supremacy by defeating Vietnam 7-0, thus securing the first position in the group.

The next phase for the U.S. team looks challenging, as will face the winner of Group G. The game is scheduled for 5 a.m. ET next Sunday, August 6. Sweden, which currently leads that group, It is emerging as the most likely rival for the Americans.

It's important to remember that the only time the U.S. women's team didn't won their group at a Women's World Cup in 2011. In that They lost in the final against Japan in a penalty shootout.

Despite their elimination, Portugal had an outstanding performance in their first appearance at the FIFA Women's World Cup. Your participation concludes with a sum of 4 points, which left them one step away from advancing to the next phase.

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