Canada manages only a draw
Women’s World Cup host Canada played to a 0-0 tie with New Zealand on Thursday in Group A game in Edmonton.
Canada’s mark of 1-0-1 with four points has it atop the group with one game to play
New Zealand (0-1-1) has never won a World Cup game in 11 chances.
The game was delayed for about 30 minutes after the fourth minute because of heavy storms and lightning.
Canada had a couple of quality chances midway through the first half, but New Zealand goalkeeper Erin Nayler turned aside Jonelle Filigno and Christine Sinclair in the 22nd and 23rd minutes.
In the 31st minute, New Zealand was awarded a penalty kick after a hard tackle in the area, but Amber Hearn — New Zealand’s alltime leading international goal scorer — hit the crossbar.
China 1, Netherlands 0: Wang Lisi scored in the first minute of stoppage time to give China a victory over the Netherlands in a Group A game in Edmonton.
Wang took a pass from midfield by Tan Ruyin in the penalty area and was able to tap the ball just inside the far post past Sari van Veenenedaal, who was charging forward to challenge the play.
Thailand 3, Ivory Coast 2: Thanatta Chawong scored an insurance goal in the 75th minute that proved the difference and Thailand beat Ivory Coast in a Group B match in Ottawa.