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Portugal 0-0 United States (Aug 1, 2023) Sport Evaluation – ESPN Receive US

The United States completed as runners-up in Group E and advances to Girls’s World Cup spherical of 16 after being held to a 0-0 draw with Portugal on Tuesday.

Vlatko Andonovski’s aspect was annoyed by a well-organized Portugal crew that nearly snatched victory in stoppage-time when striker Ana Capeta hit the publish — a strike that, had it gone in, would have despatched the USWNT crashing out of the event.

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The USWNT will face the winner of Group G in Melbourne on Sunday in its first knockout match, more likely to be Sweden who wants only a level in opposition to bottom-placed Argentina to verify prime place and the matchup.

In the meantime, Netherlands progresses as Group E winners with a dominant 7-0 victory over Vietnam.

Defender Lynn Williams had a headed likelihood after 13 minutes, however watched on as Portugal goalkeeper Ines Pereira smothered the try. Whereas the U.S. managed possession within the first half and had the higher probabilities, it couldn’t discover the precise end and the sport was scoreless on the break.

The USWNT stay unbeaten within the Girls’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

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Rose Lavelle picked up a yellow card within the thirty eighth minute, her second of the group stage, meaning she won’t be out there for the round-of-16 conflict.

Early within the second half, a malfunctioning sprinkler prompted a hearth alarm to go off within the stadium however play continued because the U.S. continued to be annoyed.

Megan Rapinoe got here on as an alternative within the after 60 minutes however couldn’t make an impression on the scoreline.

Capeta’s effort in stoppage time capped a spirited late assault from Portugal, who exit the competitors.

The end result means the U.S. finishes in second-place in Group E on 5 factors — two behind Netherlands — however may have the chance proceed its bid for an unprecedented third consecutive Girls’s World Cup title.

Data from the Related Press contributed to this report.

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