Women’s World Cup last-16 draw: Cameroon win late to set up England clash
The Indomitable Lionesses will take on the Lionesses in Valenciennes on Sunday
The 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup round of 16 line-up is now confirmed following the conclusion of the group games on Thursday.
Ajara Nchout scored twice, including an injury-time winner, as Cameroon beat New Zealand 2-1 to finish third in group E. The Indomitable Lionesses will now face England’s Lionesses on Sunday at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes (4.30pm).
The Netherlands finished top of group E with three wins out of three and Canada were second with six points. In the last 16 Canada play Sweden on Monday and the Netherlands take on Japan on Tuesday.
Group F’s final fixtures saw defending champions United States beat Sweden 2-0. The US topped the group with nine points to set up a last-16 tie with Spain on Monday.
Chile beat Thailand 2-0 but a missed penalty meant that they are out of the World Cup. Chile needed to win by a three-goal margin to qualify from group F as one of the best third-placed teams.
Hosts take on Brazil
Saturday’s last-16 ties see Germany face Nigeria and Norway take on Australia. On Sunday the England vs. Cameroon match is followed by a clash between host nation France and Brazil.
Spain vs. the United States and Sweden vs. Canada is on Monday while Italy vs. China and the Netherlands vs. Japan is on Tuesday.
Stanway: we’re here to win
After England finished top of group D with three wins out of three Georgia Stanway declared that the Lionesses have their eyes on the silverware.
The 20-year-old Manchester City star told Goal.com: “We came here wanting to get the nine points and wanting to win the three games because that gives us the momentum to progress from there.
“That’s important for us and now we’ve come top, nothing changes. We’re still eyes on silverware and we’ll do what we can to lift the trophy at the end.
“We’re not afraid to say that because what’s the point in coming to a major tournament and not saying that you want to win?”
With England now set to play Cameroon on Sunday Stanway urged her team-mates to show their creativity in the last-16 clash.
“We’d hope that they fear us,” she said. “We’d hope that nobody wants to play England. We’re just excited to showcase what we can do.
“We’ve got the confidence to do it. We’ve got the freedom to do it. We’re just going to go out there and showcase our creativity.”
Women’s World Cup round of 16 draw and TV guide
BBC Sport will show live coverage of the World Cup. All times are BST.
Saturday 22 June
- Germany vs. Nigeria (4.30pm; Stade des Alpes, Grenoble; BBC Two, iPlayer, website and app)
- Norway vs. Australia (8pm; Stade de Nice, Nice; BBC Two, iPlayer, red button, website and app)
Sunday 23 June
- England vs. Cameroon (4.30pm; Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes; BBC One, iPlayer, website and app)
- France vs. Brazil (8pm; Stade Océane, Le Havre; BBC Four, iPlayer, red button, website and app)
Monday 24 June
- Spain vs. United States (5pm; Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims; BBC Two, iPlayer, red button, website and app)
- Sweden vs. Canada (8pm; Parc des Princes, Paris; BBC Two, iPlayer, red button, website and app)
Tuesday 25 June
- Italy vs. China (5pm; Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier; BBC Two, iPlayer, red button, website and app)
- Netherlands vs. Japan (8pm; Roazhon Park, Rennes; BBC One, iPlayer, red button, website and app)