USA remain top of Group
D of the Women’s World Cup
despite being held to a goalless
draw by Sweden in Winnipeg.
Swedish goalkeeper
Hedvig Lindahl made a
string of fine stops, saving a
late header from USA captain
Abby Wambach.
At the other end, Sweden
went close as Meghan
Klingenberg cleared Caroline
Seger’s effort from under the
Fabienne Humm hit the
fastest hat-trick in tournament
history as Switzerland beat
Ecuador 10-1, equalling the
event record for most goals in
a match.
She struck between the
47th and 52nd minutes for the
Swiss, who are joint second
with Cameroon in Group C.
Ramona Bachmann
also scored three times for
Switzerland, while there was a
hat-trick of sorts for Ecuador’s
Angie Ponce – who was
credited with two own goals,
but also scored Ecuador’s
consolation from the penalty
Aya Sameshima and Yuika
Sugasawa scored early goals
as defending champions
Japan beat Cameroon 2-1.
Cameroon pulled a goal
back through Ajara Nchout
in the 90th minute and had
chances in the final stages,
but Japan held on to maintain
their 100% record with two
wins from two.
In Tuesday’s final Group D
games, USA plays bottom side
Nigeria and the Swedes meet
second-placed Australia

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