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Stade Océane
Women's World Cup • Group B
  • 2nd Half
  • China PR (W)
  • Spain (W)
  • GuYao
    87'
  • GarcíaJiménez
    86'
  • GarcíaPutellas
    67'
  • Li
    63'
  • WangLi
    56'
  • 1/2 Time
  • China PR (W)
  • Spain (W)
  • CaldenteyFalcón
    45'
  • WangYang
    45'
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Women's World Cup - 18 June 2019

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FULL-TIME. Goalless between Spain and China, which means Spain are through in second place - they are probably going to have to face the USA. So...good luck with that. Not an enthralling match at all. Thanks for your company this evening.

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Peng comes to claim and smacks into one of her own defenders again.

90'+3 

Nasty challenge from Wang Yan on Falcon - free kick on the left wing.

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She's OK to carry on for the four added minutes.

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China have used all their subs, remember...

89' 

Peng is down in the area - has she run into the goalpost?

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Yao Wei replaces Gu.

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Jimenez replaces Garcia in a final change for Spain.

85' 

CHANCE! Hermoso is pushing in now, and gets Peng to make a fingertip save, pushing the ball over the bar.

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Falcon is causing some trouble on the left wing, her fresh legs are notable.

83' 

CHANCE! Patri is the one faced with getting the ball past Peng, who makes another good save.

76' 

Lucia Garcia is still working hard but she cannot get the ball into the box as China pack their defence with more bodies.

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75' 

Peng smacks into Wu in their own penalty area.

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This match is very frustrating.

71' 

Free kick, central position, edge of the box, Putellas strikes with curl but so little speed that Peng has plenty of time to move herself and hold it.

69' 

Gu puts in a great ball from the left, low and hard, but Li's first touch in the middle is poor.

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67'

Garcia is replaced by Putellas.

64' 

Marta Corredera is always dangerous on the attack, pushing up from full back, but she definitely can shoot better than that.

63'

Substitute Li Wen gets booked for a nasty bit of afters.

61' 

Well, at least Peng had to make a save there from Patri, so Spain are getting closer.

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Meanwhile, Germany are 4-0 up against South Africa with a goal from Simone Magull.

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And not a single one of them gets near it.

56' 

Another chance for Garcia, and it's out for a corner. Seven Spain players in the box.

55'

Wang Shuang heads off, replaced by Li Wen.

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What an opportunity wasted. Garcia steams through on the right, through on goal, and instead of squaring to Falcon or shooting on target, she squeezes a shot wide of the far post. Just poor.

52' 

Great challenge from Parades, closing Gu down promptly in the box.

51' 

Slight chance there as Patri heads on, but Peng gathers that without too much trouble.

50' 

This has been such an odd game so far. China are struggling to create, Spain can create but can't shoot (which is the problem they had in previous matches).

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Leila has taken a smack to the nose and has to go off to get the bleeding stemmed.

46' 

Spain kick us off in the second half.

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Changes - Spain bring on Falcon in place of Mariona, China bring on Yang Li in place of Wang Shanshan, who had that injury after about half an hour.

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HALF-TIME NOTE - they're playing the Macarena at the stadium.

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HALF-TIME. What an odd game.

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Wang has a looping shot in towards the back stick, but again that isn't seriously threatening.

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One minute to be added on here.

45' 

CHANCE! Really nicely crafted opportunity from China, coming down the left, but Li can't connect with the header at the far post.

43' 

The goalkeeper Peng comes out to claim once more and fails, but Spain can't capitalise.

42' 

The referee brings back play to give Spain a free kick, about 40 yards out.

40' 

Challenges are flying in but there's still not much in the way of actual chances.

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Germany are three up against South Africa - header from Alex Popp.

37' 

Garcia shoves the player marking her, giving away a free kick in the process.

35' 

Corredera puts a cross in, and after a series of triangular passes, Virginia has a shot. It's not good.

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Hermoso is dropping back very deep at the moment.

32' 

CHANCE! Mariona on a run into the penalty area, swaying round the China defence. Space opens up and she has a shot but it's always skewing wide.

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She'll be OK to continue.

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Germany are now two up against South Africa, Sara Dabritz rifling home.

27'

Break in play here as Wang Shanshan receives treatment to her right foot.

25' 

Well, Spain are at least trying to get some shots away now, but Hermoso is being marked so closely nothing can get anywhere; Marta Corredera has a chance too but that's blocked.

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Virginia flicks it on, but out of play rather than across the face of goal.

22' 

Wang Shanshan brings Patri down in the centre circle to concede a free kick.

21' 

Terrible ball from Mariona about a third of the way into the China half, giving it away with a misplaced pass over 10 yards.

20' 

Jenny Hermoso is opting to haul people to the ground instead of tackling them, and she and the referee laugh at the ridiculousness of it all.

15' 

Quarter of an hour in, Spain are probably more dominant, but China are chasing the ball down well. They can't retain possession, mind.

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Germany are now 1-0 up against South Africa, Melanie Leupolz heading home from a corner.

10' 

Vague chance there, but Garcia is in Hermoso's way as she strikes it, and it's scuffled away.

8' 

CHANCE! Thumbs up from Garcia towards Mariona to thank her for an excellent cross into the box. Keeper Peng doesn't claim it and it's very close to opening the scoring.

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Entertainingly end to end so far.

4' 

Good cross there on the break from Gu, but Leon has been fouled and it's a free kick to Spain.

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The goalkeeper had come out a long way there, mind, it was really worth having a shot.

3' 

Mariona breaks for Spain, but her ball through the China defence is taken too wide and out of danger.

2' 

Wang works the ball forward but nobody there to pounce on it.

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China on the attack from the start.

1' 

We are up and running!

16:55 

As we go through the anthems, just to note I'll also keep you posted with what's going on in Germany v South Africa as well.

16:50 

The teams are lining up in the tunnel ready to head out.

16:45 

This is the stadium where England played Argentina the other night - not a huge number of people here in Le Havre yet.

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I should point out that whoever wins this and then likely finishes second gets the honour of playing the USA in the round of 16.

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16:00 

TEAM NEWS. China: Peng, Han, Wu, Lin, Liu, Han, Zhang, Wang, Gu, Wang, Li. /// Spain: Panos, Corredera, Paredes, Leon, Leila, Garcia, Patri, Virginia, Mariona, Hermoso, Nahikari.

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Both these sides have already beaten South Africa in the tournament - China did it by a single goal, Spain by three goals to one (although they probably should have scored plenty more).

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This is going to be a key result - both sides are currently on three points (behind Germany on a maximum of six), so if there's a winner tonight they'll likely qualify in second place for the round of 16.

15:30 

Good afternoon, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of China v Spain in Group B of the Women's World Cup.