Women's World Cup - Group A
Netherlands Women1Canada Women1

Netherlands Women 1-1 Canada Women

Media playback is not supported on this device

Women's World Cup Catch-Up: Hosts Canada through to last 16

Hosts Canada reached the second round of the Women's World Cup by finishing top of Group A despite drawing 1-1 with the Netherlands.

Coached by Englishman John Herdman, Canada went ahead when Ashley Lawrence scored early on.

But Kirsten van de Ven struck a vital equaliser with three minutes left.

China drew 2-2 with New Zealand to finish second, but the Dutch are likely to qualify as one of the best third-placed teams.

Women's World Cup 2015
Results,fixtures,tables
Video, features and latest news
How to watch on the BBC
Women's WC on the World Service

The top two from each group go through but with four of the six groups seeing a third-placed team progress, the Netherlands have four points and should advance.

The late leveller meant the game ended in subdued fashion from the hosts' point of view and despite finishing top of the group they could still face a tricky second round tie against a team from the group of death, featuring the United States, Sweden, Australia or Nigeria.

But a crowd of 45,420 were in fine voice in the covered stadium that held the 1976 Montreal Olympics as Canada reached the knockout stages for the first time since 2003.

Their progression will be a relief for tournament organisers with some stadiums struggling to fill up during the group stages.

The Netherlands, making their World Cup debut, could have equalised in the first half when Danielle van de Donk missed a great chance from a right-wing cross.

But they were thankful to substitute Van de Ven's late goal which should see them extend their stay in Canada.

Herdman's former team, New Zealand, exited the tournament.

Group A final standings
PointsGoal difference
Canada5+1
China40
Netherlands40
New Zealand2-1

Line-ups

Netherlands Women

  • 1Geurts
  • 2van LunterenSubstituted forJanssenat 13'minutes
  • 3van der GragtBooked at 73mins
  • 4van den Berg
  • 15van Dongen
  • 10van de DonkSubstituted forvan de Venat 72'minutes
  • 8Spitse
  • 6Dekker
  • 7Melis
  • 9Miedema
  • 11Martens

Substitutes

  • 5Hogewoning
  • 12Bito
  • 13Janssen
  • 14Hoogendijk
  • 16van Veenendaal
  • 17Middag
  • 18van Erp
  • 19van de Ven
  • 20Roord
  • 21Lewerissa
  • 22van de Sanden
  • 23Christ

Canada Women

  • 1McLeod
  • 9BélangerBooked at 72mins
  • 4Moscato
  • 3Buchanan
  • 15Chapman
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forScottat 61'minutes
  • 6KyleSubstituted forTancrediat 61'minutes
  • 22Lawrence
  • 13SchmidtSubstituted forWilkinsonat 81'minutes
  • 12Sinclair
  • 19Leon

Substitutes

  • 2Zurrer
  • 5Gayle
  • 7Wilkinson
  • 8Matheson
  • 10Sesselmann
  • 11Scott
  • 14Tancredi
  • 16Filigno
  • 18Iacchelli
  • 20Nault
  • 21Labbé
  • 23LeBlanc
Referee:
Hyang-OK Ri
Attendance:
45,420

Match Stats

Home TeamNetherlands WomenAway TeamCanada Women
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away7

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Canada Women31202115
2China Women31113304
3Netherlands Women31112204
4New Zealand Women302123-12

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany Women3210151147
2Norway Women32108267
3Thailand Women3102310-73
4Ivory Coast Women3003316-130

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Japan Women33004139
2Cameroon Women32019366
3Switzerland Women310211473
4Ecuador Women3003117-160

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1USA Women21103124
2Australia Women21013303
3Sweden Women20203302
4Nigeria Women201135-21

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brazil Women22003036
2Costa Rica Women20203302
3Spain Women201112-11
4South Korea Women201124-21

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Colombia Women21103124
2England Women21012203
3France Women210112-13
4Mexico Women201123-11
View full Women's World Cup tables

Top Stories