Norway holds off South Korea 2-1
[Update 5:00PM EST]: Norway’s Isabell Herlovsen added another penalty conversion in the 51st minute before Yeo Min-ji scored the lone goal for South Korea in the 78th minute.
Yeo Min-ji takes one back for South Korea!!!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 17, 2019
Peep that back-heel nutmeg to set it up pic.twitter.com/oWn4HnOeNC
[Update 3:25PM EST]: Caroline Graham Hansen converted a penalty in the 5th minute to give the Norwegians an early lead.
A penalty is awarded and Norway take the lead!!!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 17, 2019
Hansen sends it home and puts Norway out in front just five minutes into the match. pic.twitter.com/8WSTW9N5vz
France sneaks by Nigeria 1-0
[Update 5:00PM EST]: Wendie Renard’s 79th minute penalty kick conversion was the difference in this game.
Renard takes advantage of the second chance penalty and gives France the late lead! #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/sdys2TRqso— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 17, 2019
[Update 3:25PM EST]: France is controlling play, but has not been able to break through as of yet.
Germany 4, South Africa 0
[Update 1:30PMEST]: Lina Magull’s 58th minute tally extends the Germany lead to 4-0!
The goals keep coming for Germany!!!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 17, 2019
Lina Magull is there to collect the rebound off the post and put Germany up by 4! pic.twitter.com/JVHVHj7mDm
[Update 12:40PM EST]: Alexandra Popp drilled home a header in the 40th minute for a 3-0 Germany lead. This game has quickly gotten out of control. It really should be at least 5-0 give all of the opportunities that the Germans have had.
REDEMPTION!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 17, 2019
This time Popp makes no mistake and heads in her 1st goal at this #FIFAWWC to make it 3-0. pic.twitter.com/eXC3xJxKpQ
[Update 12:30PM EST]: Former Bayern Munich midfielder Sara Dabritz perfectly placed a rebound into the corner to give Germany a 2-0 advantage in what has been a pretty dominant effort.
2-0, Germany!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 17, 2019
South Africa goalkeeper Andile Dlamini makes it rather easy for Sara Daebritz to slot home her 2nd goal of the #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/njPliqmSuD
[Update: 12:17PM EST]: Bayern Munich’s Melanie Leupolz perfectly placed a header into the back of the net to give Germany an early 1-0 lead in the 14th minute.
Germany strike first! Melanie Leupolz heads in a corner to make it 1-0. #GER would win Group B with a win or draw. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/vIOgFYQirq— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 17, 2019
Spain 0, China 0
[Update: 1:30PM EST]: Spain is getting chances, but can’t convert!
Peng with ANOTHER huge save!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 17, 2019
She blocks the shot and keeps China's hopes of advancing alive as things remain scoreless vs Spain. pic.twitter.com/VCjWCePxQx
[Update: 12:17PM EST]: Nothing to see here...yet.
Group B: South Africa vs Germany (12:00 pm EST)
Group B kicks off the action today, as South Africa hosts group-leader Germany in Montpellier. Germany is already through to the knockout stage with 6 points and can win the group with only a draw. South Africa, meanwhile, is fighting for survival. Realistically, only a win against Germany might put them in the top four third-place teams, allowing them to advance to the round of 16. Germany may rest some players, but should still handily win.
Group B: China vs Spain (12:00 pm EST)
While Germany is likely to win the group, second and third in group B is up for grabs: Spain and China will be playing at the same time. They are both tied for points at 3, and Spain currently sits in second place on +1 goal difference. Spain is favored to win, but China could well surprise them.
Group A: South Korea vs Norway (3:00 pm EST)
South Korea almost certainly will not advance beyond the group stage, unless they somehow beat Norway by multiple goals. Norway could solidify its position in second place in Group A behind France with a win.
Group A: Nigeria vs France (3:00 pm EST)
France, one of the favorites to go all the way, faces third-place Nigeria. A win would make three of three for them, while Nigeria will have all they can do to stop France from scoring several goals against them to keep their round-of-sixteen hopes alive.
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