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Christine Sinclair missed a penalty and a chance to make World Cup history as Olympic champions Canada drew 0-0 with Nigeria on Friday.

Goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie secured a valuable point for Nigeria and left Group B wide open when she saved Sinclair’s penalty in the 50th minute at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium. Sinclair wants to become the first player to score in six World Cups.

It means both teams remain behind Group B leaders Australia after Steph Catley’s penalty handed the co-hosts a narrow win over the Republic of Ireland on the opening day. New Zealand celebrated their first World Cup win at the 16th attempt when Hannah Wilkinson’s goal shocked group favorites Norway at a packed Eden Park.

On the second day, Switzerland defeated World Cup debutants Philippines 2-0 to top Group A before Spain meet Costa Rica in the opening game of Group C.

Follow the latest World Cup results, updates and news on today’s live blog


Women’s World Cup: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

82 minutes: Putellas goes down in the penalty area after tripping over a stretched leg, but then plays a great ball around the corner to Mariona.

Spain now has up to 40 shots…


Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 10:15 am


Women’s World Cup: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

77 minutes: Alexia Putellas is back! The two-time Ballon d’Or winner is celebrating her long-awaited return to a major tournament after missing out on last summer’s Euros. Spain will want to get her back in the starting XI as soon as possible.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 10:10 am


Women’s World Cup: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

72 minutes: It looks like Costa Rica would now like to shake the 3-0. Goalkeeper Solera was down through injury but it looks like she’s trying to keep fighting.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 10:06 am


Women’s World Cup: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

Spain has up to 36 shots for the game and we’re only in the game at about two-thirds.

Paralleulo headed just wide of the far post again.


Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 9:56 am


Women’s World Cup: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

Brilliant rescue! Spain now turns style as Paralleulo dances into the box and lands a shot in the top corner. Costa Rica goalkeeper Daniela Solera is currently the busiest player on the pitch and makes another superb save over the bar.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 9:49 am


Women’s World Cup: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

From the bar! So close to Olga Carmona – the left-back hits a shot from the angle that bounces off the top of the post.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 9:43 am


Women’s World Cup: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

Back on the road in Wellington! Incredibly, Spain had only won one match at the Women’s World Cup to date. In 2015 they went without a win, including a draw against Costa Rica, before reaching the last 16 four years ago. Spain have much bigger ambitions this time.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 9:39 am


Sarina Wiegman insists England will do ‘anything’ to win the Women’s World Cup

England manager Sarina Wiegman promised the Lionesses would do “everything” to bring home their first World Cup when they start their season against Haiti in Brisbane on Saturday.

Wiegman also provided a welcome update on captain Millie Bright who is fit for tomorrow’s competition after fears she is still recovering from the knee injury she sustained in March which required surgery.

The World Cup trophy has not escaped England or Wiegman, who led the Netherlands to the final in France four years ago but lost there to the United States.

Asked if England could win the trophy this year, she said: “We’re here and we have a dream and of course there’s always a chance of winning the World Cup and I think there’s a lot more countries to win the World Cup can, but.” Of course we will give everything from tomorrow.”

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 09:33


HALFTIME! Women’s World Cup: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

Spain go into half-time with a comfortable lead after clinching a decisive breakthrough against Costa Rica. Since then, Spain have looked a lot more confident, having been able to upset Costa Rica’s deep defense with their build-up play.

Bonmati’s goal has been the pinnacle of a statement performance so far.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 09:23


Women’s World Cup: Spain 3-0 Costa Rica

43 minutes: Spain will always take chances with the ball and are almost caught when Parades returns the ball to goalkeeper Misa Rodríguez, who narrowly avoids being stopped by a Costa Rican striker.

Jamie BraidwoodJuly 21, 2023 9:14 am

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Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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