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2023 Women’s World Cup: Round of 16 game thread — Switzerland vs. Spain; Japan vs. Norway

The knockouts begin!

Japan vs Spain - FIFA Women’s World Cup Photo by Jose Hernandez/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

We’ve reached the Round of 16 at the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup. Several nations aren’t here that might have been expected to be — Germany, Brazil, Canada among them. It’s been an exciting tournament with lots of twists.

Are there more upsets in store? Here’s who we have in the opening day of the knockouts:

Today’s lineup

  • Switzerland vs. Spain | 1:00 AM EST (Saturday)
  • Japan vs. Norway | 4:00 AM EST (Saturday)

Switzerland is coming off two straight 0-0 draws (including against Norway). Japan, meanwhile, blasted Spain 4-0 despite just 22% possession in a masterclass of efficiency.

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

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