Group USA has superior to the knockout stage in girls’s soccer on the Tokyo Olympics, regardless of sleepily and sloppily successful simply considered one of its three round-robin video games in Group G.
The U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Group secured the purpose it wanted to achieve the quarterfinals Tuesday morning with a lackluster and largely uneventful scoreless draw towards Australia in Kashima.
The highest-ranked People, who acquired two saves from goalie Alyssa Naeher within the twin clear sheet, completed the group stage with the identical 1-1-1 report because the Aussies. The U.S. superior to the quarterfinals because the second-place finisher based mostly on a greater aim differential.
The USWNT dropped its opening match to group winner Sweden final week (3-0) earlier than rebounding with a 6-1 victory over New Zealand. The highest two finishers in every group and the 2 finest third-place finishers advance to the quarters starting Friday. Because the second-place group in Group G, the People will face the winner of Group F, seemingly both Brazil or the Netherlands, at 7 a.m. ET Friday in Yokohama.
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Australia, ranked ninth within the FIFA world rankings, nonetheless might advance as one of many third-place finishers.
The U.S. squad was knocked out by Sweden in penalty kicks within the Olympic quarterfinals in 2016 in Brazil earlier than capturing its fourth World Cup title in 2019.