China makes it through

It ad­vances with­out coach on side­line over up­start and will play the win­ner of U.S.-Colom­bia match.

Los Angeles Times - - WOMEN’S WORLD CUP - CHINA1, CAMEROON 0

ED­MON­TON, Canada— Wang Shan­shan scored early and China held on to stay a live at the Women’s World Cup with a 1-0 knock­out round vic­tory over up­start Cameroon on Satur­day.

China, ranked No. 16 in the world, will play the win­ner of Mon­day night’s game be­tween the United States and Colom­bia. A num­ber of play­ers from the U.S. team watched the match at Com­mon­wealth Sta­dium.

China was play­ing with­out its head Coach Hao Wei on the side­lines, af­ter he was sent off from the team’s fi­nal group stage match against New Zealand.

Cameroon, No. 53, was the low­est ranked of the 16 teams that ad­vanced to the elim­i­na­tion round. Many play­ers re­mained on the field sob­bing af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle.

As­sis­tant Chang Wei­wei stood in for Haoon the side­lines.

Wang scored in the 12th minute, tak­ing a feed from Li Donga off a cor­ner kick and pop­ping the ball past Cameroon goal­keeper An­nette Ngo Ndom.

Cameroon was run­ner-up at the 2014 African cham­pi­onship.

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