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