FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter-finalists confirmed for Auckland and Wellington

A drama-laden penalty shootout has determined that Sweden will play Japan at Auckland’s Eden Park on Friday, and not the world champion United States.

After the sides were tied 0-0 in Melbourne, Sweden and the United States faced off in a penalty shootout, won when goalline technology helped prove a Swedish spot kick had crossed the line, despite the efforts of goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.

The Netherlands’ 2-0 win against South Africa means they will face Spain in the quarter-final at Wellington’s Sky Stadium in the lunchtime match on Friday.


Round of 16

Netherlands 2 (Jill Roord 9′, Lineth Beerensteyn 68′)
South Africa 0

Sweden 0
United States 0
*Sweden won 5-4 on penalties after extra time

Netherlands 2 South Africa 0

Sweden 0 United States 0



Games to be played on Friday August 11, 2023

Spain v Netherlands
Sky Stadium, Wellington, 1pm (NZT)

Japan v Sweden
Eden Park, Auckland, 8pm (NZT)


Game to be played on Tuesday August 15, 2023

Eden Park, Auckland, 8pm (NZT)

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