‘First no matter who wins’ Sweden-Spain, Australia-England… Women’s World Cup quarterfinal clash

The U.S., which had attempted to win the championship three times in a row, was eliminated in the round of 16, and the championship candidate, Japan, lost in the quarterfinals. 안전놀이터

In the quarterfinals of the tournament held at Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on the 12th, Australia, ranked 10th in the FIFA rankings, was tied 0-0 for 120 minutes until overtime with France, ranked 5th in the FIFA rankings, and won 7-6 in a penalty shootout to advance to the semifinals. .

Australia, which reached the quarterfinals three times in 2007, 2011 and 2015, had the best record, but made history by reaching the semifinals for the first time in history.

France, which finished fourth in the 2011 tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2015 and 2019 tournaments, was eliminated in the quarterfinals in three consecutive tournaments.

France pushed hard from the start against Australia, backed by the one-sided support of the home crowd.

France and Australia had several crucial scoring opportunities, but the goalkeepers of both teams made brilliant saves and the first half was fruitless.

Australia’s best star Sam Kerr, who had stepped on the ground for the first time due to a calf injury in the match against Denmark in the round of 16, entered the ground wearing the captain’s armband in the 10th minute of the second half.

Neither team scored in the second half and the game went into overtime.

The match between the two teams was scoreless for 120 minutes until extra time, leading to a penalty shootout.

France missed the fifth kicker, Selma Bacha and Eve Perisse, and Australia, Stephanie Catley and Mackenzie Arnold, side by side.

The two teams, who successfully succeeded up to the eighth kicker, also missed the ninth kicker, making the score 6-6.

France’s Vicky Becho, who started as the 10th kicker, missed the ball, while Australia’s Courtney Vine succeeded and led Australia to the semifinals.

Stadium in Sydney, Australia In Australia, England (ranked 4th in the FIFA rankings) defeated Colombia (ranked 25th in the FIFA rankings) 2-1 and advanced to the semifinals.

In the round of 16, after defeating Nigeria in a penalty shoot-out, England, the ‘championship candidate’ who advanced to the quarterfinals, showed a level above Colombia in the quarterfinals.

England, which has made it to the quarterfinals or higher in all six tournaments that have advanced to the finals up to this tournament, will advance to the semifinals three times in a row, following Canada in 2015 and France in 2019, to challenge its first ever World Cup victory.

Colombia defeated Jamaica in the round of 16 and advanced to the quarterfinals, recording its best record ever, but fell to its knees in front of England.

Colombia took the lead in the 44th minute through Lacey Santos’ goal.

Not to be outdone, England scored the equalizer right before the end of the first half when Lauren Hemp pushed the ball in with his left foot, which the Colombian goalkeeper failed to catch properly in a chaotic situation in the goal area.

In the 18th minute of the second half, Alessia Russo shook the other net with a strong right-footed shot from the right side of the penalty area, and England succeeded in turning it around.

Australia and England face off in the final on the 16th.

The quarterfinals of this tournament were held between Sweden and Spain (on the 15th) and Australia and England.

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