Welcome to Culturedarm’s live blog on the seventeenth day of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Five matches have already been and gone in the Round of 16, with five teams duly securing their place in the competition’s Quarter-Finals. Germany thumped a lacklustre Sweden 4-1; China’s organised defence held out to give them a 1-0 victory at the end of an intense game against Cameroon; Australia provided the shock of the round so far, grabbing a 1-0 win over a Brazil side which just couldn’t craft chances in front of goal; France started strongly and went on to a comfortable 3-0 result over South Korea; and Canada, the tournament hosts, edged Switzerland 1-0 thanks to a goal scored early in the second half.
Three games remain. With the United States vs. Colombia to come later today, first up is Norway vs. England. The match is set to kick-off in little over fifteen minutes, from inside Lansdowne Stadium, Ottawa.