#FIFAWWC Game Day Notes: Round of 16

— June 19, 2015

Round of 16 Weekend Matches Saturday, June 20:
  • 3:30 p.m. ET – Germany vs. Sweden (Ottawa) on CTV/CTV GO
  • 7 p.m. ET – China PR vs. Cameroon (Edmonton) on CTV/CTV GO
  • 11 p.m. ET – Canada 2015 Recap Show on TSN5/TSN GO
Sunday, June 21:
  • 12:30 p.m. ET – Brazil vs. Australia (Moncton) on TSN4/TSN5/TSN GO
  • 3:30 p.m. ET – France vs. Korea Republic (Montréal) on TSN4/TSN GO
  • 7 p.m. ET – Canada vs. Switzerland (Vancouver) on CTV/TSN4/CTV GO/TSN GO
  • 11:30 p.m. ET – Canada 2015 Recap Show on TSN5/TSN GO
  Round of 16 Weekend Highlights: Canada vs. Switzerland This weekend’s coverage is highlighted by Canada’s first knockout stage match this Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV and TSN4. The match also airs on CTV GO, TSN GO, and across the TSN Radio Network.
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  Canada
  • Finished first in Group A with five points – tied Netherlands 1-1 in third game, tied New Zealand 0-0 in their second game, and beat China PR 1-0 in their first game
  • Finishing first in their group with five points is the best group phase result in FIFA Women's World Cup history for Canada
  • Carried three yellow cards into the round of 16 – Josée Bélanger, Desiree Scott, Allysha Chapman
  • If Kaylyn Kyle is selected to play, it will be her 100th cap
  • Christine Sinclair’s injury time penalty kick goal in the 1-0 win over China PR was her 154th career goal. She trails Mia Hamm (USA) by four goals for second most all-time in women’s football
  • Canada has played in every FIFA Women’s World Cup, other than the inaugural tournament in 1991 (sixth consecutive appearance)
  • This is only the second time Canada has advanced from the group stage at the FIFA Women’s World Cup (2003)
  • 2003 was Canada's best finish in FIFA Women’s World Cup, placing fourth
  • Canada hosted FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup 2002 and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2014
  • FIFA world ranking: 8
Switzerland
  • Finished third in Group C with three points – lost their third game 2-1 against Cameroon, beat Ecuador 10-1 in their second game, and lost their first game 1-0 to Japan
  • Carried six yellow cards into the round of 16
  • Fabienne Humm scored the fastest hat trick in FIFA Women’s World Cup history in just five minutes in the 10-1 win over Ecuador
  • The last debutant country in FIFA Women’s World Cup history to progress from the group stage was Russia in 1999. England, in 1995, is the only other newcomer to progress from the group stage since the inaugural tournament
  • The only Swiss national women's side to qualify for a FIFA finals tournament was the U-20 team, losing every game in 2006, 2010, and 2012
  • Switzerland went 9-1-0 in qualifying matches for FIFA Women's World Cup
  • Coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg participated in three FIFA Women's World Cups as player
  • FIFA World Ranking: 19
See below for remaining game day notes for weekend matches.   Saturday Game Day Notes Germany vs. Sweden (Ottawa) – 3:30 p.m. ET on CTV/CTV GO Germany
  • Finished first in Group B with seven points – won their third game 4-0 against Thailand, tied Norway 1-1 in their second and beat Côte d’Ivoire 10-0 in their opening match
  • Carried one yellow card into the round of 16: Saskia Bartusiak
  • Germany had the most shots on goal (41) and the most goals in the group stage (15)
  • Celia Sasic and Anja Mittag scored hat tricks against Côte d’Ivoire. Third time in FIFA Women's World Cup history that teammates had hat tricks in the same game.
  • Germany has never lost a FIFA Women's World Cup match to a team ranked outside the Top 10 in the world
  • Anja Mittag (four) and Celia Sasic (three) were Germany's leading scorers in the group stage
  • Anja Mittag is the tournament's leading scorer to date with four goals
  • Only team to have won FIFA Women's World Cup twice in a row, in 2003 and 2007. On both occasions they led the group stage in goals scored, as they currently do in 2015
  • Played in every FIFA Women's World Cup, and hosted in 2011
  • Tied for most goals in a single edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup (25 in 2003) – USA scored 25 goals in 1991
  • Germany's biggest win at the FIFA Women's World Cup is 11-0 against Argentina (2007)
  • Won all 10 qualifying games, scoring 62 goals and conceding only four
  • Nadine Angerer was nominated for 2014 FIFA Women's World Player of the Year. She won the award in 2013.
  • Head coach Silvia Neid finished second with Germany as a player in the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup
  • FIFA World Ranking: 1
Sweden
  • Finished third in Group D with three points – tied all three group matches (1-1 against Australia, 0-0 against USA, and 3-3 against Nigeria)
  • First team in 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup history to draw three games in succession
  • Sweden recorded just eight shots on target during the group stage. Germany had 41.
  • Participated in every FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Best result in FIFA Women’s World Cup is second place in 2003 – lost to Germany 2-1 in extra time
  • Quickest goal in FIFA Women’s World Cup history was scored in 1991 by Swedish player Lena Videkull, who scored 30 seconds into the game against Japan
  • Won all 10 of their qualifying group games
  • Nilla Fischer and Lotta Schelin were nominated for 2014 FIFA Women's World Player of the year
  • FIFA world ranking: 5
China PR vs. Cameroon (Edmonton) – 7 p.m. ET on CTV/CTV GO China PR
  • Finished second in Group A with four points – tied their third game against New Zealand 2-2, won their second game 1-0 against Netherlands, and lost their opening match 1-0 to Canada
  • Carried two yellow cards into the round of 16: Liu Shanshan and Wang Shuang
  • Recorded just one shot on target against Canada in their opening game
  • Recorded 17 shots on target in group stage, including 10 in win over the Netherlands
  • Wang Lisi led China PR in scoring with two goals in the group stage – she now has seven goals in 48 international appearances
  • Played in all FIFA Women’s World Cups other than 2011 and hosted the tournament in 1991 and 2007
  • China PR has advanced to the knockout stage in each of their appearances at the FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Midfielder Ma Jun has scored the most goals on the roster
  • China PR's best result in FIFA Women's World Cup is second place in 1999, losing by penalties to USA in the final
  • China PR played in the opening game of the inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup, which they hosted in 1991, beating Norway 4-0 in front of 65,000 spectators
  • Ma Li of China PR scored first-ever goal in FIFA Women’s World Cup history in the opening game in 1991
  • FIFA world ranking: 16
Cameroon
  • Finished second in Group C with six points – beat Switzerland 2-1 in their third game, lost second match 2-1 against Japan, and won first game 6-0 against Ecuador
  • Carried six yellow cards into the round of 16
  • The 6-0 win over Ecuador in the group phase was the biggest win by an African side at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the biggest win by a debutant team in their first match
  • Cameroon's win over Switzerland is only the second time an African nation beat a European nation in FIFA Women's World Cup history
  • Gaelle Enganamouit leads the team in scoring with three goals
  • Madeleine Ngono Mani scored two goals so far, and has now scored 40 goals in 75 appearances for Cameroon
  • Cameroon’s nine goals in the tournament so far is already the most goals ever scored by an African side in FIFA Women's World Cup history
  • The third debutant team to win their opening game of the FIFA Women’s World Cup since England in 1995 (Netherlands also achieved this against New Zealand two days earlier)
  • The last FIFA Women’s World Cup newcomer to progress from the group stage was Russia in 1999
  • First team to be awarded three penalties in a FIFA Women’s World Cup match in their 6-0 win against Ecuador
  • Prior to Cameroon, Nigeria (quarter-finalists in 1999) were the only African side to progress from the group stage at FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Prior to 2015, only three African sides had taken part in the FIFA Women's World Cup, but Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire made their debuts this year
  • This is only the second FIFA tournament of any kind for Cameroon. Previously they lost both opening-round games in the London 2012 Olympic Games.
  • FIFA world ranking: 53
  Sunday Game Day Notes Brazil vs. Australia (Moncton) – 12:30 p.m. ET on TSN4/TSN5/TSN GO Brazil
  • Finished first in Group E with nine points – won all three opening matches (1-0 against Costa Rica, 1-0 over Spain, and 2-0 against Korea Republic)
  • Carried one yellow card into the round of 16: Raquel Fernandes
  • Brazil and Japan were the only teams to win all three of their opening round matches
  • Brazil is the only team to have kept clean sheets in all of their group games
  • Formiga, playing at a record-equalling sixth FIFA Women’s World Cup (tied with Japan’s Homare Sawa, who is also in the 2015 tournament) became the oldest goal scorer in the competition’s history, aged 37 years and 98 days
  • Marta became the all-time leading goal scorer in FIFA Women’s World Cup history with 15 goals, moving ahead of Germany’s Birgit Prinz
  • Only South American team to have participated in every FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Best finish was runners up to Germany in 2007
  • Won silver in Olympics in 2004 and 2008
  • FIFA world ranking: 7
Australia
  • Finished second in Group D with four points – tied Sweden 1-1 in their third match, beat Nigeria 2-0 in their second, and lost opening match 3-1 to USA
  • Lisa De Vanna scored her seventh FIFA Women’s World Cup goal in a 1-0 win against Sweden – the most goals in a FIFA Women's World Cup for an Australia player
  • Australia has won four, drawn four, and lost 10 of their 18 group stage matches at the FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Qualified for sixth consecutive FIFA Women's World Cup and only missed inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup 1991
  • Nickname: The Matildas
  • Best result in the FIFA Women's World Cup is losing in the quarter-finals against Brazil in 2007 and Sweden in 2011
  • FIFA world ranking: 10
France vs. Korea Republic (Montréal) – 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN4/TSN GO France
  • Finished in first place in Group F with six points – won their third game against Mexico 5-0, lost 2-0 against Colombia in their second, and beat England 1-0 in their first group match
  • Carried no yellow cards into the round of 16
  • Colombia (FIFA world ranking: 28) became the lowest-ranked team to beat a Top 10 nation (France, FIFA world ranking: 3) at the FIFA Women’s World Cup since FIFA ranking began in 2003
  • Best finish was fourth in 2011
  • Beat Bulgaria 14-0 in qualifying
  • Won all 10 qualifying games for 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Won U-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2012
  • Finished third in U-20 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada in 2014
  • Louisa Necib was nominated for 2014 FIFA World Player of the Year
  • FIFA world ranking: 3
Korea Republic
  • Finished second in Group E with four points – beat Spain 2-1 in their third game, tied Costa Rica 2-2 in their second, and lost their opening game 2-0 against Brazil
  • Carried three yellow cards into the round of 16: Cho Sohyun, Kim Hyeri, and Lee Geummin
  • The win over Spain was Korea Republic's first win in their six FIFA Women’s World Cup matches to date
  • Their 2-2 draw against Costa Rica was the first time they scored more than once in a FIFA Women’s World Cup game
  • Second appearance in FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • Lost all three games in 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • FIFA world ranking: 18

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