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USWNT advances to Round of 16 despite uninspired scoreless draw vs. Portugal

Aug 1, 2023

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — It was nervy. At times, it was panic-inducing and alarming. But the U.S. women’s national team is on to the Round of 16 here at the 2023 World Cup — barely, by the margin of a goalpost.

The Americans were uninspiring and anxious over 90 minutes against Portugal on Tuesday. They arrived at Eden Park atop Group E; they entered the final 30 minutes clinging to second place. In stoppage time, Portuguese striker Ana Capeta waltzed through the U.S. defense, and beat goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.

But her low shot struck the post and caromed off to safety.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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