The Netherlands didn’t falter in the face of the South African flurry.
In the ninth minute of the first half, a rush into the box allowed Root to get his head on a ball that was cleared by the defense and rattle the net.
Energized by the goal, the Netherlands continued to press South Africa.
In the 23rd minute, they got lucky.
Beurensteijn’s left-footed shot from the edge of the box was tipped over the bar by the South African goalkeeper as he tried to chest it away.
The Netherlands advanced to the quarterfinals by beating South Africa, who eliminated Italy and Argentina from the tournament.
The Netherlands will play Spain in the quarterfinals on Nov. 11.
[Linut Beurenstein/Netherlands women’s national team: “Spain is a very strong team, but we are also a very strong team, it will be like a final, and it will be a lot of fun for the fans watching the game.”]
Threatening shots from the U.S. are repeatedly blocked by Swedish goalkeeper Musovic.
After 90 minutes of regulation and then overtime, no goals were scored, sending the teams into penalty kicks.
As everyone held their breath, 먹튀검증 Sweden’s seventh kicker Hurtig’s shot was ruled a goal after VAR, sending Sweden through to the quarterfinals against world No. 1 USA.