FIFA Women’s World Cup Day 19:

ITALY equalled their best performance at a Women’s World Cup beating China 2-0 at Stade de le Mosson to progress to the Quarter Finals. China were punished for sloppiness in possession at the beginning of each half, allowing Valentina Giacinti to put the Italians ahead in the 14th minute and then failing to close down Aurora Galli who thumped in from 25 yards at the start of second period...

FIFA Women’s World Cup Day 18:

THE USA’s credentials as tournament favourites were given a thorough examination, with Spain running them closer than expected in Reims. It was a hard-fought win that hinged on determination and organisation rather than dazzling interplay, with Jorge Vilda's side opting to go toe-to-toe with Team USA rather than defend it out. The victory was not without a sizeable dollop of luck either...

FIFA Women’s World Cup – Top Performers (Group Stages)

So, we’ve come to the end of the group stages at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Who seems to be enjoying themselves? Who’s stood out so far? Here’s one take on some of the stand-out performers so far in the competition, built into a fictional starting eleven. There are also some 'shout outs' to players who would be vying for a place on the bench of this round one Super-team.