Match day two of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup concluded Sunday, featuring all four Group F teams. Sweden faced Thailand in the early match, easily taking a 5-1 win. The U.S. dominated Chile in its 3-0 victory.
Both Sweden and the United States earned enough points to advance to the knockout stage. The two face each other Thursday to determine who wins Group F.
See below for details of each match, full group standings through match day two and the upcoming schedules for match day three.
In front of another sellout crowd, the U.S. continued its World Cup dominance. With a solid performance, the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) took 3 points — securing enough to advance to the knockout stage with their 3-0 win over Chile. Each of the goals was scored in the first half.
The U.S. continued their dominance of play in the second frame. In total, they combined for 26 shots, dominating time of possession. Chile only saw the ball for 28% of the match, managing to muster only one shot.
The U.S. started a very different lineup of players that left out seven stars, including Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe. But the team that took the field started strong and never let off the gas. In the end, captain Carli Lloyd scored a pair of goals and narrowly missed a third to help seal the victory.
But the star of the match had to be Chile’s goalkeeper Christian Endler, who did what she could in the face of an onslaught of 26 shots. She made six point-blank saves on top-notch U.S. forwards. U.S. Men’s National Team defender Alexi Lalas believes she is the best keeper in the world and tweeted his praises after one of her incredible saves.