Day six of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is one fans in the Philippines are unlikely to forget, and fans in New Zealand are hoping it won’t cost them a spot in the round of 16.
Here’s a recap of everything that happened on Day 6 of the tournament and a preview of what’s at stake on Day 7.
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
— Linda Caicedo, a cancer survivor, scored in Colombia’s 2-0 win over South Korea. the 18 year old real Madrid The forward was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 15 years old. Her goal also made her the first teenager to score in this year’s tournament, according to FIFA.
Summary of Colombia vs. South Korea | FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
— South Korea’s Casey Phair also became the youngest player to accumulate minutes in a Women’s World Cup match at just 16 years and 26 days. The previous record was held by Ifeanyi Chiejine, who was 16 years and 34 days old when she played for Nigeria in the 1999 Women’s World Cup.
Read more: Highlights Colombia vs. South Korea: Colombia defeats South Korea, 2-0
— Sarina Bolden scored the only goal in the Philippines’ historic victory over co-hosts New Zealand on Tuesday. Bolden’s goal was the first goal the Philippines has scored in a World Cup, men’s or women’s, and earned his country its first victory at the tournament.
Read more: Summary of New Zealand vs. Philippines: Philippines take their first World Cup victory
Summary of New Zealand vs. Philippines | FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
— Star forward Ada Hegerberg was a late scratch for Norway against Switzerland after picking up a groin injury during pre-match warm-ups. The last time Norway started a Women’s World Cup match without Caroline Graham Hansen or Hegerberg was in 2011, according to FIFA.
Read more: Ada Hegerberg hurts her groin in warm-ups and withdraws from the Norway-Switzerland match
Norwegian star Ada Hegerberg was seen walking back to the tunnel before the match against Switzerland.
— This is Alex Morgan’s fourth Women’s World Cup, but it’s her first as a mother, which has presented new challenges for the proven veteran. “It’s hard, because every day I miss her so much,” Morgan said of her daughter. “But when she’s here, I know I’m playing two roles, as a mom and a soccer player.”
Read more: Alex Morgan embracing the first World Cup as a mother: ‘I’m playing two roles’
— Morgan missed a penalty kick in the United States’ World Cup opener against Vietnam, a rare occurrence but one that could bite the United States if it happens against the Netherlands. If he gets a chance to take another, he has the unwavering support of his USWNT teammates. “We’re behind Alex, and we have full confidence in her when she takes another PK,” USA defender. Sofia Huerta saying.
Read more: Alex Morgan on rare missed penalty kick: ‘Glad to put that behind me’
— How does the USA compare to the Netherlands four years after they met in the 2019 Women’s World Cup final? FOX Sports’ Doug McIntyre breaks it all down in his scouting report.
Read more: Netherlands says they are not afraid of the USWNT ahead of massive World Cup rematch
Help of the Day: Patience Pays Off
Sara Eggesvik had to work hard for her assistance. After winning a 50/50 ball in the New Zealand box, Eggesvik had to quickly play the ball towards goal. The fact that she made the cross is impressive, but her pinpoint accuracy in those conditions is what makes her our assist of the day.
Sarina Bolden of the Philippines scores against New Zealand in 24′
Save of the Day: McDaniel’s Massive Save
Forget the Save of the Day – this is one of the early candidates for a Tournament Save. In the 93rd minute, Filipino goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel dove to save a shot from New Zealand substitute Grace Jale that looked like a sure shot. McDaniel’s save clinched all three points for the Philippines, making him the first World Cup rookie to score or win at this year’s tournament.
Goal of the day: Caicedo does it alone
Was Caicedo the beneficiary of a terrible mistake by South Korean goalkeeper Young-Geul Yoon? Definitely. But you can’t score a goal without shooting, and the run that led up to Caicedo’s was an exceptional display of individual brilliance.
Linda Caicedo of Colombia scores against Korea Republic in 39′ | FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
Must-See Moment: History of the Philippines
The Philippines players understood the weight of the moment on Tuesday and took time to absorb it all after the final whistle. Their places in the country’s soccer history are cemented.
The Philippines celebrates after earning their country’s first ever World Cup victory against New Zealand
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
FOX Sports Investigation Numbers to Know
5 — Number of goals scored by Japan vs. Zambia. He Nadeshiko he scored more goals in his first game than in his four games at France 2019 (3).
Group C: Japan vs. Costa Rica (coverage begins at 12 am ET and begins at 1 am on FS1)
100 — The salary cap that the Spanish striker Jennifer Hermoso will reach if she plays against Zambia. Top scorer in the history of Spain (48 goals) she will become The RedSecond centurion after Alexia Putellas.
Group C: Spain vs. Zambia (coverage begins at 3am ET, starting at 3:30am on FS1)
70 — Touches of the Irish Katie McCabe vs. Australia to lead the team. The Arsenal star led Ireland with seven goals and four assists in qualifying for the Women’s World Cup.
Group B: Canada vs. Ireland (coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. ET, starting at 8 a.m. on FS1)
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