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World Cup Daily: Last 16 quest hots up

World Cup Daily:  Last 16 quest hots up
The action continues thick and fast in the Women’s World Cup with two more sides today seeking to become the latest to secure their ticket through to the last 16.

The second batch of games in Group F take place this afternoon with both Sweden and the United Sates knowing victories would seal their places in the knockout stages.

Sweden take on Thailand at 2pm in Nice before defending champions the United States then lock horns with Chile at 5pm.

The Americans will be looking to build on their 13-0 win over Thailand in their opening encounter – which was the biggest-ever margin of victory in World Cup history.

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Sweden meanwhile overcame Chile 2-0 in a game which was interrupted by lightning.

In Saturday’s action, Canada – featuring Manchester City’s Janine Beckie - secured their ticket through to the last 16 with a 2-0 win over New Zealand.

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In the other match in Group E, the Netherlands also made it through to the knockout stages with a game to spare thanks to a 3-1 win over Cameroon.

Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema stuck twice for the Dutch with Dominique Bloodworth also on target after Gabrielle Onguene had earlier drawn Cameroon level. 

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Meanwhile England’s Jodie Taylor has hailed the special bond and team spirit in Phil Neville’s Lionesses squad.

Taylor, who scored the only goal in England’s 1-0 win over Argentina on Friday, said: “She added: “I do believe the closer you are as a team the better your performance will be on the pitch.

“We’ve got a really good team togetherness. The camaraderie in the group is good and we just go from strength to strength.

“I’m the first one to admit that I score goals because of my team-mates. At the Euros I won the Golden Boot because of the quality of my team-mates.

“I think the ball from Beth Mead (against Argentina) absolutely shows that.”

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