The United States completed as runners-up in Group E and advances to Ladies’s World Cup spherical of 16 after being held to a 0-0 draw with Portugal on Tuesday.
Vlatko Andonovski’s facet was annoyed by a well-organized Portugal crew that nearly snatched victory in stoppage-time when striker Ana Capeta hit the put up — a strike that, had it gone in, would have despatched the USWNT crashing out of the event.
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The USWNT will face the winners of Group G within the first knockout, more likely to be Sweden who wants only a level towards bottom-placed Argentina to verify high place and the matchup.
In the meantime, Netherlands progresses as Group E winners with a dominant 7-0 victory over Vietnam.