The 2 groups are out and about warming up.
Group C standings
Japan sit in primary spot within the Group C desk after the primary recreation with three factors. Spain are in second additionally on three factors however behind on objectives. Costa Rica are third and Zambia are on the backside.
It seems to be like there are extra Japanese followers for the time being, however there’s a few Costa Rican supporters round too!
Costa Rica 0-3 Spain match report
As Sid Lowe writes in his report from the opening Group C recreation final Friday – the match might be neatly summarised by the actual fact the Costa Rican goalkeeper bought cramp.
Spain have been so prolific with their pictures that Daniela Solera’s touches have been on par with these of her outfield teammates.
The world No 6 staff fully dismantled their Thirty sixth-ranked opponents, regardless of Solera’s unbelievable effort in purpose.
Costa Rica had simply 19% of possession and one shot fo the complete recreation.
The minute-by-minute element is right here if you happen to really feel the necessity.
The Japan staff have sussed out the pitch in Dunedin, as followers begin to head into the stadium.
Japan 5-0 Zambia match report
The previous champions Japan bought off to a flying begin in opposition to debutants Zambia on Saturday in New Zealand.
Hinata Miyazawa scored twice and ahead Mina Tanaka discovered the web within the second half, after having two earlier efforts referred to as again for offside.
The sport was not with out drama: a number of VAR selections interrupted play, and the Zambian goalkeeper Catherine Munsonda was despatched off in 90 + seventh minute for taking out a breaking Japanese ahead.
Zambia’s substitute goalkeeper Eunice Sakala then miraculously saved the penalty just for it to be dominated she moved over her line too quickly. The retaken penalty was transformed.
If you wish to test again on any of the element from that recreation check out Sarah Rendell’s minute-by-minute weblog.
Good day there! It’s day seven of the 2023 Girls’s World Cup and my goodness is the time flying. We’ve solely been ready for 4 years, after which it simply flashes by so quick.
There are three video games on the schedule at this time, the primary being the topic of this dwell weblog: Japan v Costa Rica in Dunedin, New Zealand. Stick with me, Jo Khan, for staff information and minute-by-minute motion, kick-off is 5pm native time/3pm AEST/2pm JST/11pm CST/6am BST. Sorry if I didn’t embody your time zone, please don’t take it personally.
Spain and Zambia play later in Auckland, after which Group B’s Canada and Eire face off in Perth.