Canada moves on after 1-1 draw
Substitute Kirsten Van De Ven scored in the 87th minute, and the Netherlands earned a 1-1 draw with host Canada at the Women’s World Cup on Monday in Montreal.
Canada still finished first in Group A, with a win and two draws, and will begin single-game knockout play Sunday in Vancouver against an opponent still to be determined.
China was second in the group.
Ashley Lawrence scored early for Canada, but the Dutch were a threat all night with their counterattacking game and got the equalizer with three minutes left in regular time.
A crowd of 45,420 at Olympic Stadium saw Canadian Coach John Herdman make four lineup changes.
China 2, New Zealand 2: Wang Shanshan scored on a perfectly timed header and China benefited from a questionable called penalty to earn a draw against New Zealand in Winnipeg.
New Zealand (0-1-2) went up 1-0 on a goal by Rebekah Stott in the 28th minute, but China tied the game on a penalty kick by Wang Lisi. The penalty came after New Zealand’s Betsy Hassett was called for a hand ball in the penalty box, though replays showed the ball hit her chest and head.
China (1-1-1) went ahead 2-1 on Wang’s goal in the 60th minute, with New Zealand tying the game five minutes later on a goal by Hannah Wilkinson.