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2023 Women’s World Cup: July 25 daily game thread — Switzerland vs. Norway; Japan vs. Costa Rica

Matchday 2 continues!

Zambia v Japan: Group C - FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

One matchday in the books! Every team at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has now played their first match and we’re circling back around today.

Norway were undone by a 48th-minute goal from New Zealand’s Hannah Wilkinson last Thursday to go down 0-1 to one of the host nations in an even affair. Switzerland meanwhile scored a 2-0 win against the Philippines that day off of goals from Ramona Bachmann (45’ — P) and Seraina Séverin Piubel (64’).

Japan last played on Saturday. The 2015 finalists and 2011 champions scored a 5-0 win over Zambia. Hinata Miyazawa (43’, 62’) earned a brace and Mina Tanaka (55’), Jun Endō (71’), and Riko Ueki (90+11’ — P) supplied the remaining goals. They’ll face a Costa Rica team who surrendered three goals to Spain on Friday — but, incredibly, in the face of 46 shots (12 on target).

Today’s lineup

  • Group A: Switzerland vs. Norway | 3:00 AM EST
  • Group C: Japan vs. Costa Rica | 1:00 AM EST (July 26)

TV/Streaming: Fox/FS1 (US); NBC Universo/Peacock (US - Spanish); BBC/ITV (UK); Find Your Country

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