Chile 2-0 Thailand
Chile missed out on a Women’s World Cup last-16 tie against England by the width of the woodwork in their dramatic 2-0 win over Thailand.
Needing a three-goal win to advance, Chile were 2-0 up when they were awarded a penalty after keeper Waraporn Boonsing fouled Maria Jose Urrutia.
However, Francisca Lara stepped up and struck her effort against the bar.
They took the lead when Boonsing inadvertently fired into her own net before Urrutia’s header made it 2-0.
At full time there were tears among the Chile players who made history with their first goals in the competition, but ultimately fell short against a side who had conceded a total of 18 goals in their previous two Group F games.
USA 2-0 Sweden
The United States continued their impressive start to their Women’s World Cup title defence as they beat rivals Sweden to top Group F.
Both sides were already assured of their places in the last 16, but the USA added to their 13-0 and 3-0 wins over Thailand and Chile with another strong performance in Le Havre.
Unmarked midfielder Lindsey Horan poked in the opener from an early corner, before Tobin Heath’s strike deflected in off Chelsea defender Jonna Andersson as the USA added a controversial second after the break.
Jill Ellis’ side face Spain in the next round while Sweden meet Canada, with both of those matches to be played on Monday.
Cameroon 2-1 New Zealand
Ajara Nchout scored two superb goals, including an injury-time winner, as Cameroon dramatically beat New Zealand 2-1 to reach the last 16 of the World Cup, where they will face England.
Nchout turned inside Ria Percival in the 95th minute and superbly curled in the winner to put Cameroon through.
They were heading out after Aurelle Awona sliced a volley into her own net with 10 minutes remaining for 1-1.
Nchout had put her side ahead in the second half with a lovely, dinked goal.
Although Cameroon finished on three points, the same as Nigeria from Group A, they went through courtesy of having scored just a single goal more (3) than their African counterparts.
They will now face Phil Neville’s Lionesses in the first knockout round on Sunday (16:30 BST) in Valenciennes.
Netherlands 2-1 Canada
Substitute Lineth Beerensteyn scored a second-half winner as the Netherlands beat Canada 2-1 to take top spot in Group E of the Women’s World Cup.
Anouk Dekker gave the Dutch the lead when she headed in before Christine Sinclair equalised to achieve the feat of scoring in five World Cups.
Beerensteyn’s close-range finish ensured the Dutch finished their group campaign with a 100% record.
They will now play Japan while Canada will face USA or Sweden.
FIFAWWC Round of 16 fixtures
Norway vs Australia
England vs Cameroon
France vs Brazil
USA vs Spain
Italy vs China
Netherlands vs Japan
Germany vs Nigeria
Sweden vs Canada
By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde