There was no shortage of drama to close out Group D at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ on Wednesday night, particularly at the Parc des Princes.
It was there in Paris where Scotland and Argentina battled to a 3-3 stalemate that began with Scotland piling up a three-goal advantage. Erin Cuthbert’s 69th-minute strike appeared to cement her side’s first-ever Women’s World Cup win until La Albiceleste clawed their way back into the tie and the tournament. Florencia Bonsegundo’s converted penalty four minutes into second half stoppage time tilted the scales completely, eliminating Scotland while keeping Argentina’s hopes of advancing alive.
Over in Nice, the Lionesses powered past Japan 2-0 thanks to a goal in each half from Ellen White. For the first time since Bryan Robson, Peter Shilton and Glenn Hoddle, an England team finished a World Cup group stage with a 3-0 recordEngland finish the group phase with three wins for the first time ever and managed to exact some payback on the Nadeshiko in the process, who were responsible for their semi-final exit at Canada 2015.