The US Will Face Colombia to Open Knockout Round
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Upstart Colombia will be the next opponent for the U.S. national team at the Women's World Cup.
The second-ranked U.S. women, who have two World Cup titles, finished atop Group D with a 1-0 victory over Nigeria on Monday night.
Colombia, ranked No. 28 in the world, was the third-place finisher in Group F behind France and England. But Las Cafeteras already pulled off one of the tournament's biggest upsets with a 2-0 group-stage victory over No. 3 France.
In its group finale on Wednesday, Colombia fell 2-1 to England in Montreal. Sixteen teams in the expanded field of 24 advanced to the knockout round.
Colombia will face the United States on Monday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.