Tuesday evening is a large night of motion within the Women’s World Cup, with two of the competitors favourites the United States and England in motion.
Both sides need to safe their development from the group stage, however may nonetheless be eradicated if outcomes go in opposition to them!
The US face Portugal at 5pm AEST, the identical time as Vietnam faces the Netherlands.
The US and Netherlands are each on 4 factors, with Portugal on three and Vietnam zero.
But at halftime, the US have been held goalless by a outstanding efficiency from debutants Portugal, who’ve by no means even made it out of the group stage of a European Championships not to mention a World Cup. And the Netherlands are main Vietnam 5-0, which means they’ll progress in high spot because it stands.
Then at 9pm, England face China whereas Denmark play Haiti – with all 4 groups nonetheless capable of progress.
England have six factors and Denmark and China three, with Haiti on zero. The staff that finishes second within the group will play the Matildas subsequent Monday evening.
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Group E, 5pm AEST
Portugal vs United States, Eden Park (Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau)
Vietnam vs Netherlands, Dunedin Stadium (Dunedin/Ōtepoti)
Group D, 9pm AEST
People’s Republic of China vs England, Hindmarsh Stadium (Adelaide/Tarntanya)
Haiti vs Denmark, Perth Rectangular Stadium (Perth/Boorloo)
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AUSSIE STAJ STEPS DOWN
Philippines coach Alen Stajcic has left his put up after the nationwide staff’s exit from their first Women’s World Cup, the Philippine Football Federation stated on Tuesday.
The Philippines have shaken off their standing as regional minnows since Aussie Stajcic’s appointment as coach in late 2021 — they’ve jumped from 68 within the FIFA rankings to a best-ever forty sixth.
The Philippines weren’t anticipated to get out of their group, however brought about a significant upset by beating co-hosts New Zealand for a historic first World Cup win earlier than a 6-0 defeat to Norway on Sunday ended their journey.
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The Philippine Football Federation stated Stajcic and assistant coach Nahuel Arrarte had “determined to discover different choices” on the finish of the World Cup marketing campaign.
“Coach Alen Stajcic’s appointment as Philippine Women’s National Team head coach introduced ladies’s soccer within the Philippines to new heights and hope,” PFF president Mariano Araneta stated in a press release.
“Coach Alen confirmed full dedication to hone the Filipinas right into a preventing staff. He will lengthy be remembered because the coach who educated and dared the staff to win at any worldwide competitors,” Araneta stated.
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Under Stajcic, the Philippines made the semi-finals of the Women’s Asian Cup in early 2022, the place they misplaced to South Korea however secured a historic World Cup berth.
They adopted it up with bronze on the Southeast Asian Games final 12 months, then received the regional AFF Women’s Championship on residence soil.
Stajcic was a significant cause for the Philippines’ enchancment. He introduced a wealth of expertise after a enjoying and training profession in Australia.
He coached Australia on the 2015 World Cup and took the Matildas to as excessive as fourth within the FIFA rankings, however was dumped regardless of guiding them to the 2019 match.
After the Philippines’ loss to Norway, Stajcic stated he was “happy with the guts and spirit” of the staff, however ducked questions on his future as coach.
“We will replicate on that for now and within the coming days we are going to begin planning for the long run,” he stated.
Stajcic has been linked to a number of A-League Mens groups, the place he beforehand impressed on the Central Coast Mariners.