Norway ran revolt to qualify for the closing 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, a 6-zero demolition of the Philippines taking them through and getting rid of co-hosts New Zealand, who drew zero-zero with Switzerland.
The Swiss needed only a factor towards New Zealand in Dunedin to make certain progress to the knockout section and a 2d successive goalless draw allowed them to complete pinnacle of Group A.
Meanwhile, Norway needed to beat debutants the Philippines simply to face a risk of qualifying and they cruised to victory at Eden Park in Auckland with Sophie Roman Haug scoring a hat-trick.
Roman Haug netted two times early on and Caroline Graham Hansen were given the third earlier than 1/2-time.
Alicia Barker scored an own aim and Guro Reiten introduced a penalty before Roman Haug completed her hat-trick as a Norway group that had now not scored of their first two outings at this World Cup came to lifestyles.The scoreline allowed the 1995 World Cup winners to skip in the front of New Zealand into 2d location on intention difference.
The Football Ferns, who beat Norway of their starting recreation to document a ancient first ever World Cup win, will no longer go any further of their home match.
The Philippines, who themselves marked their World Cup debut with a famous win against New Zealand, are out too after a heavy defeat in a sport they completed with 10 players.
Norway, in assessment, increase to a final-sixteen tie in Wellington next Saturday against whoever tops Group C between Japan and Spain.
Switzerland will head to Auckland to face the Group C runners-up the identical day.
Norway have been again with out star striker Ada Hegerberg, with the former Ballon d’Or winner nevertheless recovering from a groin harm.
However, educate Hege Riise recalled Graham Hansen after controversially losing the Barcelona winger in the remaining match.
Roman Haug, the 24-12 months-old Roma ahead, again stuffed in for Hegerberg and it took her simply six minutes to open the scoring.
Thea Bjelde brought a high, striking move from the right to the back post for Roman Haug to hook the ball returned over goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel and in.
The second intention arrived in similar fashion within the 17th minute.
This time Vilde Boe Risa brought a excessive ball into the container for Roman Haug to ship a header looping over the goalkeeper.
Graham Hansen made it three-0 in the thirty first minute with a incredible long-variety strike after she pounced on Hali Long’s clearance.
The Philippines, with 8 US-born gamers of their beginning line-up, had most of the 34,697 crowd on their side, however they had been absolutely outclassed.
The fourth aim arrived 3 mins after half-time when Barker turned Frida Maanum’s low pass into her own internet.
Moments later the Canadian referee presented a penalty after reviewing a undertaking on Reiten through Jaclyn Sawicki. Reiten easily stroked domestic the spot-kick.
Salt was rubbed into Filipino wounds as substitute Sofia Harrison, any other of their US-born contingent, became shown a red card following a VAR overview for a past due mission on Bjelde.
Roman Haug then were given her 0.33 and Norway’s sixth whilst she headed domestic a Reiten go in damage time.
In Dunedin, New Zealand had the better of the first half with a string of chances, the pick of which noticed ahead Jacqui Hand rattle the post on 24 mins.
As Norway chalked up the goals in Auckland, the New Zealanders upped the intensity understanding only a win would be top sufficient to develop.
The surroundings a number of the sell-out crowd grew greater heated as each groups pushed for a goal and New Zealand goalkeeper Victoria Esson would possibly have gained it with a header from a nook in introduced time that went extensive.