The United States finished as runners-up in Group E and advances to Women’s World Cup round of 16 after being held to a 0-0 draw with Portugal on Tuesday.
Vlatko Andonovski’s side was frustrated by a well-organized Portugal team that almost snatched victory in stoppage-time when striker Ana Capeta hit the post — a strike that, had it gone in, would have sent the USWNT crashing out of the tournament.
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The USWNT will face the winners of Group G in the first knockout, likely to be Sweden who needs just a point against bottom-placed Argentina to confirm top place and the matchup.
Meanwhile, Netherlands progresses as Group E winners with a dominant 7-0 victory over Vietnam.