Women’s World Cup group information and updates as Jorge Vilda makes shock adjustments

England Lionesses practice forward of Women’s World Cup conflict with Nigeria

The Women’s World Cup knockout phases get underway this morning as Spain face Switzerland within the last-16.

It’s been a match outlined by shocks and surprises to date, after a gaggle stage that noticed Germany, Brazil and Canada crash out whereas Jamaica, South Africa and Morocco superior to the knockout part for the primary time.

Switzerland will look to maintain the upsets coming as they tackle Spain in Auckland. The Swiss have been defensively resilient to date and didn’t concede a single objective as they topped Group A forward of Norway, New Zealand and the Philippines.

Spain, in the meantime, wish to reply to their 4-0 defeat towards Japan of their closing sport of Group C. That consequence elevated the strain on head coach Jorge Vilda, as Spain look to rediscover their early kind that made them contenders for the World Cup.

Follow stay updates from Switzerland vs Spain within the Women’s World Cup last-16, adopted by Japan vs Norway.


Women’s World Cup: Spain vs Switzerland

Switzerland have by no means reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup earlier than however have been one in every of three groups who didn’t condede a objective within the group phases. In distinction to Spain’s debutant goalkeeper, the expertise of 37-year-old Gaëlle Thalmann has been key for Switzerland’s defensive solidity. They must be ready to spend lengthy spells with out the ball right now.

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Women’s World Cup: Spain vs Switzerland

There is unquestionably no manner Jorge Vilda can survive this group choice ought to it backfire and Spain lose to Switzerland within the last-16.

Dropping Putellas and handing a debut to a rookie goalkeeper for what’s Spain’s second knockout match on the World Cup in historical past is a large name.

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Meanwhile, Fifa is investigating a criticism of misconduct in relation to Zambia on the Women’s World Cup.

It has been reported the alleged incident, stated to contain head coach Bruce Mwape, passed off throughout a coaching session forward of Zambia’s closing Group C match towards Costa Rica.

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), nonetheless, pressured the organisation had not obtained any formal criticism from gamers or officers.

“Fifa takes any allegation of misconduct extremely seriously and has a clear process in place for anyone in football who wants to report an incident,” a spokesperson stated.

“We can confirm that a complaint has been received in relation to the Zambian Women’s National team and this is currently being investigated.

“We cannot provide further details regarding an ongoing investigation for obvious confidentiality reasons.”

Jamie Braidwood5 August 2023 05:37


Women’s World Cup LIVE

Lauren James impressed England to an exciting Women’s World Cup victory over China and now the Lionesses are into the knock-out phases of the match.

The Chelsea ahead has produced some spectacular strikes already down below, with England rebounding from the damage lack of Keira Walsh.

Sarina Wiegman has reshuffled the pack spectacularly and England have regained their confidence, notably in entrance of objective.

Here’s every thing you have to know concerning the Lionesses’ subsequent problem in Australia:

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Women’s World Cup LIVE

England goalkeeper Mary Earps hailed “mastermind” Sarina Wiegman whose system switch-up stirred the Lionesses to life and ensured they launched themselves into the World Cup’s knockout part with an ideal file.

Wiegman’s transfer from a 4-3-3 to a 3-5-2 formation within the absence of injured midfielder Keira Walsh impressed a 6-1 victory over China to conclude the group stage and arrange a last-16 assembly with Nigeria in Brisbane.

And there was extra hopeful information for Lionesses followers on Friday morning after it was revealed Walsh stepped up her restoration from the knee damage she sustained towards Denmark, and was following a person programme while her 22 team-mates skilled collectively on the Central Coast Stadium.

Asked if the brand new system had been within the works for some time, Earps replied: “No, not really, I mean obviously Sarina is the mastermind behind all the tactics and the formations, so yes, we just do as we’re told, we get in formation, do our job to the best of our ability and it paid off for us.”

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The race for the Women’s World Cup golden boot is taking form because the group phases proceed in Australia and New Zealand.

Japan’s Hinata Miyazawa bagged a brace within the 4-0 victory over Spain to maneuver high of the top-scorer standings. Alexandra Popp, one of many pre-tournament favourites for the golden boot, joined her on 4 objectives however the Germany captain will probably be unable so as to add any extra after the two-time champions crashed out within the group phases.

Lauren James amongst these on three objectives after her beautiful double in England’s 6-1 win over China. If two or extra gamers end on the identical variety of objectives, the golden boot will probably be decided by assists after which on minutes performed.

Women’s World Cup golden boot standings

Hinata Miyazawa (Japan) – one help

Lauren James (England) – three assists

Ary Borges (Brazil) – one help

Kadidiatou Diani (France) – one help

Sophie Román Haug (Norway)

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Women’s World Cup LIVE: Team information!

The group information is in and the massive information for Spain is that Jorge Vilda has determined to drop Alexia Putellas and his goalkeeper as he makes 5 adjustments from the 4-0 defeat to Japan. Barcelona’s Cata Coll replaces Misa Rodriguez in objective for Spain and can make her worldwide debut within the knockout phases of the World Cup, whereas two-time Ballon d’Or Putellas drops to the bench.

There’s additionally a change at centre-back, with Laia Codina coming in for Rocío Gálvez. Mariona Caldentey and Olga Carmona are additionally changed, with Esther Hernandez, Oihane Hernández and Alba Redondo all coming in. Big adjustments.

Switzerland: Thalmann, Stierli, Maritz, Riesen, Aigbogun, Reuteler, Sow, Waelti, Crnogorcevic, Bachmann, Piubel.

Subs: Peng, Friedli, Marti, Felber, Arfaoui, Rey, Buehler, Mauron, Calligaris, Humm, Terchoun, Lehmann.

Spain: Coll, Batlle, Paredes, Hernandez, Codina, Abelleira, Bonmati, Hermoso, Gonzalez, Redondo, Paralluelo.

Subs: Rodriguez, Salon, Andres, Guerrero, Caldentey, Putellas, Navarro, Perez, Carmona, Galvez, Zornoza, del Castillo

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The two squads examine the pitch forward of kick-off. We ought to have some group information any second now…

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Switzerland supervisor Inka Grings on her group’s progress to the last-16 and the enhancements they will need to have to attain extra objectives:

“It feels very good to have made it through. There are a lot of things we can be satisfied with, and we are, but we’ve got to understand that the journey is not finished yet. I played in Germany long enough to see things differently. You’ve got to be able to instil a winning mentality. If you’ve got enough conviction, anything is possible.

“It was something that we analysed intensively, we talked through with the team and [we will look to] also take the offensive players, assertive players, bring them more into the team. Of course we have to be more assertive in that run towards the goal.”

Jamie Braidwood5 August 2023 04:49


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Spain head coach Jorge Vilda warned that his group received’t overlook the 4-0 defeat to Japan as they start their knockout stage marketing campaign towards Switzerland.

“These types of defeats leave a deep mark upon us,” he stated. “But they are also necessary in the evolutionary development of the team and process of growth.

“We haven’t forgotten about it and we will not forget about it.

“Switzerland have something very valuable, that in three games no-one scored a goal against them. That means that the defence is very solid.”

Spain are taking part in in simply their second knockout sport on the World Cup, after being knocked out within the last-16 by the USA 4 years in the past.

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Jamie Braidwood5 August 2023 04:40

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