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Quarterfinals set in Women’s World Cup


The FIFA Women's World Cup is down to its final eight teams.

On the top half of the bracket, host Germany will face Group B runner-up Japan, and Sweden will face Australia, which surprised perennial power Norway to take the second spot in Group D. On the lower half, England and France meet in an all-European quarterfinal, while the United States takes on Brazil in a meeting that some figured would be a championship-game matchup. Here's the schedule for the Women's World Cup quarterfinals:

Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – ESPN/ – England vs. France

Saturday, 2:15 p.m. – ESPN/ – Germany vs. Japan

Sunday, 6:30 a.m. – ESPN/ – Sweden vs. Australia

Sunday, 11 a.m. — ESPN/ — Brazil vs. United States

Who do you see advancing to the semifinals?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. but… if they’re consistently inconsistent, doesn’t that mean they’ll play better next game? if they were to win the WC, they’d have to go through brazil eventually. might just as well play brazil earlier before they gel more (as brazil’s federation doesn’t support them enough to play friendly/warmup games).

  2. We are a much different team without Heather O’Reilly. She is the Stu Holden of the WNT. Her service is sublime, she can create, and can finish. The big question is whether her presence can outweigh the human gaffe machines of Lepeilbet and Buehler. Unless we maintain a decent amount of possession, we will be attacked relentlessly on our left side. Too bad Rodriguez does not play left back. She has the pace we need and since she is not scoring goals, the move from striker would come without a price.

    Let’s win on Sunday!

  3. We used to be top of the world, but now we get schooled by the better euro teams and by skilled teams like Brazil. Even when we win we don’t do it in style. No creativity – lots of “effort” and organization and “athleticism.” Really boring stuff. I don’t see the next great U.S. female soccer player out there.

  4. no takers? I’ll go first.

    1. Alex Morgan

    2. Heather Mitts

    3. Hope Solo

    21. Tie – Abby Wambach/Amy LePeilbet

  5. Hey US Women…good showing but let’s be real, its over now. There’s no way this team can handle Marta and Co.

  6. At the risk of being really sexist…. poll on the hottest USWNT player? Think Morgan runs away with it? Hope Solo?

  7. I’d like to thank the Women’s team for losing so that I don’t have to wake up at 3:30am to watch their QF match.

  8. I want the US to win it all just as much as the next guy, but in order to do that they need to be a more ruthless team in front of goal. Consistency is key and the US has been off-and-on during this entire world cup cycle.

  9. England and France, I like France’s pace over England.
    Germany is in for a cake walk.
    Sweden and Australia, can’t say I’m excited about this match up, but I see the Swedes edging out the Matildas.
    Brazil and US, this has the possibility of being the best match of this tournament thus far.

  10. Let’s not give up on the US Women. C’mon, it’s in our American soccer spirit to be the Comeback Kings/Queens.

    We can do it!

    P.S.: I’m in love with Heather O’Reilly. Is that bad?


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