Canada eliminated, USWNT play Portugal next: Today's Lineup, July 31
Canada crashed out of the Women's World Cup this morning, losing 4-0 to the hosts Australia in a match where they only needed a draw to advance. It's the first time the defending Olympic gold medalists have failed to qualify for the quarterfinals at the next World Cup, let alone the first time they've failed to get out of the group stage.
Nigeria advanced as the second team out of the group with a 0-0 draw against Ireland. With Australia's win catapulting them to the top of the group, the Super Falcons will likely face the defending European champions England in the Round of 16.
Spain had been one of the most dominant teams at the World Cup, but so had their opponents this morning Japan. Just like the men did at the last World Cup, Japan used their counter attack to break Spanish hearts. With 23% of the possession, Japan defeated Spain 4-0 this morning. That means Japan will play Norway in the Round of 16 while Spain will face Switzerland.
Aitana Bonmatí said Spain are "pissed off" after the loss, but she is hopeful that they can use the game as a launching pad in the knockout round. (ESPN)
Orlando City prepares to face Inter Miami in the Round of 32 in the Leagues Cup. (AS)
The English leagues are taking a stronger stance over poor behavior from players, managers, coaches, and fans this season. (BBC)
Inter chasing USMNT and Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun. (Football Italia)
Edinson Cavani will be presented to the supporters of Boca Juniors today after signing with the club. (Goal.com)