Group G: Argentina comeback denies South Africa first win at Women's World Cup
Dunedin: Romina Nunez scored the equaliser as Argentina roared back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with South Africa at the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023, denying them a landmark first-ever win at the tournament.
South Africa appeared to be cruising to a first ever win in five matches at the World Cup after goals by Linda Motlhalo and Thembi Kgatlana either side of half-time in Dunedin.
Kerr to be given until last minute to prove fitness
Brisbane: Australia's captain Sam Kerr will be given until the last minute to prove her fitness for their must-win FIFA Women's World Cup clash against Canada on Monday, head coach Tony Gustavsson says.
The prolific striker missed Australia's opening two games - a 1-0 win over Ireland and Thursday's shock 3-2 loss to Nigeria - with a calf injury.
With the co-hosts' hopes of reaching the last 16 now in jeopardy, Gustavsson is desperate to have the Chelsea forward available.
Hamilton: Vietnam's FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 hopes may have ended on Thursday but head coach Mai Duc Chung said the experience his players have gained can only mean good for the development of the sport in the Southeast Asian country.
Goals by Telma Encarnacao and Kika Nazareth secured Portugal a 2-0 win at the Waikato Stadium as Vietnam fell to their second defeat, having lost 3-0 to defending world champions the United States in their opening Group E match.
Brisbane: Australia fell to a 3-2 defeat against Nigeria in Group B of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 at the Brisbane Rectangular Stadium on Thursday.
Uchenna Kanu cancelled out Emily van Egmond’s opener in the first half before Nigeria stunned the home side in the second half with goals from Osinachi Ohale and Asisat Oshoala with Alanna Kennedy scoring a late consolation for Australia.
The result means Australia must defeat Canada on Monday to advance with Nigeria playing the Republic of Ireland. Nigeria and Canada are on four points with Australia one behind.
Adelaide: Shui Qingxia does not want her China PR team to rest on their status as AFC Women’s Asian Cup™ holders as they prepare to take on Haiti in a must-win clash at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 in Adelaide on Friday.
The Steel Roses go into the game needing all three points after a last-gasp defeat at the hands of Denmark in Perth in their tournament opener on Saturday, and Shui is urging her team to focus on their vital meeting with the Haitians rather than back at their continental success.
Hamilton: Debutants Vietnam fought hard from start to finish but fell to a 2-0 defeat against Portugal in Group E of the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 at Waikato Stadium on Thursday.
Both teams had suffered defeats in their opening matches of the tournament, with Portugal losing to the Netherlands 1-0 and Vietnam falling to a 3-0 reversal against the reigning champions the United States.