In the first set, everything was still open before the final round of the match. But Norway shined and eliminated two teams from the tournament.
It was clear: Norway clawed its way into the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup with a confident 6-0 (3-0) victory over tournament newcomers Philippines. Switzerland, who played to a 0-0 draw with hosts New Zealand, finished Group A in the preliminary round as winners of the table. Norway is immediately behind by four points.
New Zealand also has four points, but lost on goal difference (three goals difference). The host nation, like the Philippines, was eliminated from the tournament.
Norwegian Sophie Hauge scored a 1-0 lead after just six minutes. A few minutes later, she scored a double with a header (17th minute). While Caroline Hansen increased the lead to 3-0 before the end of the first half (31 minutes), Alicia Parker from the Philippines scored an own goal shortly after the start of the second half (48 minutes). Guru Ritten scored from the penalty spot to make it 5-0. Hogue ended the match with her third goal (90+5). Sofia Harrison saw the newcomer red card for a dangerous foul (67th, according to video evidence).
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This is how the match for the co-hosts went
In Dunedin, the 25,000 New Zealand fans chanted in vain on Sunday: Only a win would have helped the hosts. Then the home team pressed for almost 90 minutes – but dangerous chances were missed and Switzerland, with German coach Enka Greings, remained without a goal in the third match. . The match ended in a 0-0 draw. Jackie Hand missed New Zealand’s best chance at the post (24 minutes).
Grings, who took over at the start of the year, led Switzerland directly to the round of 16, something the Swiss had only previously achieved in 2015. They will face former world champions Spain or Japan in Auckland on Saturday.