Hold­ers to de­fend tI­tle

World Soccer - - Women's Football -

World Cup hold­ers USA booked a place at the sum­mer’s fi­nals, beat­ing Canada 2-0 in the CON­CA­CAF Women’s Championship Fi­nal, with goals from Rose Lavelle and Alex Mor­gan.

Canada also qual­i­fied along with Ja­maica, who are off to their first fi­nals af­ter tak­ing third-place from Panama in a penalty shoot-out. Panama, who sprang a big sur­prise by knock­ing out Mex­ico, face a play-off with Ar­gentina in Novem­ber for a slot in France.

In Europe the last qual­i­fy­ing place is be­tween Hol­land and Switzer­land af­ter the Dutch beat Den­mark in a re­peat of the Euro 2017 Fi­nal and the Swiss saw off Bel­gium.

The Africa Women’s Na­tions Cup will

debu­tants...Ja­maica

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