Football Action Resumes at Women's World Cup in China
Four teams, two from Group C and two from Group D, were sent to the single-elimination quarterfinal round.
Norway trounced Ghana, 7-2 to finish as the top team from Group C. Australia also advances to the quarterfinal round after playing Canada to a 2-2 draw. Brazil became the only team to win all three of its first round games with a 1-0 victory over Denmark. The other team to advance to the quarterfinal round from Group D is host China, which scored an impressive 2-0 win over New Zealand.
Among those teams going home is Sweden, the 2003 runner-up. This tournament marks the first time the Swedes have failed to reach the quarterfinals at a World Cup.
The quarterfinal round opens Saturday with the United States facing England in Tianjin, while defending champion Germany plays North Korea in Wuhan. The other two quarterfinals are on Sunday, and feature Brazil against Australia, while Norway plays China. The final is September 30 in Shanghai.