Canada moves on af­ter 1-1 draw

Los Angeles Times - - WOMEN'S WORLD CUP - As­so­ci­ated press

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.

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