Women’s World Cup: USA Tops Group F with 100% Win Record


The United States continued their impressive start to their Women’s World Cup title defense as they beat rivals Sweden 2-nil to top Group F.

Both sides were already assured of their places in the last 16, but the USA added to their 13-nil and 3-nil wins over Thailand and Chile with another strong performance.

Unmarked midfielder Lindsey Horan poked in the opener from an early corner.

After which Tobin Heath’s strike deflected in off Chelsea defender Jonna Andersson as the USA added a controversial second after the break.

Meanwhile, Chile missed out on a last-16 tie against England despite beating Thailand 2-nil.

Chile needed to win by at least three clear goals.

And Netherlands beat Canada 2-1 to top group E.

The Dutch took the lead in the 54th minute

Canada equalized six minutes later.

But in the 75th minute the Dutch were back in front.

And Cameroon scored an injury time winner to beat New Zealand 2-1 to reach the last 16 where they’ll face England.

Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.

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