11:382 minutes in the pastLaura Hartley
5 issues we realized from Spain v Zambia
Spain are by means of to the final 16 and Zambia are out of the match.
It was devastation and heartbreak at full time as the Zambians had been consoled by the European greats, but it surely’s by no method with out effort.
Despite nonetheless being 3-0, then 4-0 and at last 5-0 down, they by no means gave up till the bitter finish.
Here’s 5 issues to take from the sport.
11:1920 minutes in the pastLaura Hartley
Is that Megan Rapinoe all wrapped up?
World Cup famous person Megan Rapinoe was wrapped up towards the weather at the moment/yesterday (Wed) as she educated together with her teammates in New Zealand.
The 38-year-old was carrying a balaclava as she was put by means of her paces on the eve of the crunch match towards outdated foes The Netherlands. Wellington was chilly and wet and dwelling as much as its popularity as the windiest metropolis within the southern hemisphere.
Rapinoe might solely be recognised from the distinctive tattoos on her arms. The sporting icon is retiring on the finish of the season and has confirmed this might be her final World Cup.
She started her worldwide profession again in 2006. She goes for her third consecutive World Cup victory. And she stated of her farewell to the sport: “I’ve been in a position to have such an unimaginable profession, and this recreation has introduced me all around the world and allowed me to fulfill so many wonderful individuals.
“I really feel extremely grateful to have performed as lengthy as I’ve, to be as profitable as we have been, and to have been part of a technology of gamers who undoubtedly left the sport higher than they discovered it.”
11:0237 minutes in the pastLaura Hartley
VAR confusion as referee makes fallacious announcement
A Women’s World Cup referee sparked confusion after saying the fallacious VAR resolution in Spain’s victory over Zambia, earlier than correcting herself seconds later.
After a prolonged VAR verify on the fourth aim, referee Hyeon-Jeong Oh appeared to counsel she was sticking with the unique resolution, earlier than backtracking on her announcement.
The awkward however very complicated second will be recapped right here.