REIMS, France - The U.S. Women’s National Team defeated Spain 2-1 Monday in the knockout round of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, sending the team a step closer to defending its title.
The score remained tied in the second half until Rapinoe put the U.S. up 2 to 1 in the 76th minute following a penalty, burying the ball in the low corner.
The U.S. will face France in the quarterfinals June 28 in Paris.
Phew 😅— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 24, 2019
The U.S. Women's National Team moves on to the quarterfinals after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Spain! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/dqmyj2sbDb
Spain, ranked No. 13 in the world, reached the knockout stage for the first time in only their second-ever appearance at the Women’s World Cup. The team, known as La Roja or “The Red” in Spanish, finished second place in Group B with four points.
The team also marked a Women’s World Cup record for the total goals in a group stage at 18.
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This story was reported from Los Angeles.