Germany should beat South Korea on Thursday to ensure a spot within the Ladies’s World Cup final 16 whereas Colombia and their teenage phenomenon Linda Caicedo want solely a degree in opposition to Morocco to prime the group. The motion in Group H brings the curtain down on a gaggle section in Australia and New Zealand which has thrown up loads of surprises. The US are into the knockout rounds and a date with third-ranked Sweden on Sunday, however the People have regarded something like a group able to successful a 3rd World Cup in a row.
European champions England had been touted earlier than the match as the most important menace to the US and after an detached begin, they thrashed China 6-1 to progress in fashion.
Sarina Wiegman’s aspect face Nigeria, who together with South Africa and Jamaica confounded expectations by getting out of the group stage.
One other of the pre-World Cup favourites was Germany, however they had been on the tip of a shock 2-1 defeat to a Colombia aspect who’ve loved sturdy backing from their vibrant followers in Australia.
Colombia are prone to pack out the 20,000-capacity Perth Rectangular Stadium after they meet Morocco on Thursday.
And within the 18-year-old Actual Madrid attacker Caicedo, they’ve one of many stars of the match up to now.
Going into Thursday’s matches, Colombia prime Group H and solely want a degree in opposition to Morocco to undergo as group winners.
That will keep away from France within the subsequent spherical and as an alternative arrange a gathering with Jamaica.
Germany face South Korea in Brisbane figuring out that victory will assure their progress. A draw would even be sufficient for the Germans, except Morocco beat Colombia.
Wolfsburg midfielder Lena Oberdorf, considered one of Germany’s most influential gamers, is assured they are going to deal with the strain.
“Since we misplaced 2-1 we have now to win, however strain is a part of it and may make you higher,” she mentioned.
“Now we have a whole lot of skilled gamers who’ve been in