The Women’s World Cup group stage has ended, with tournament favourites France and the U.S. women’s team having qualified for the knockout phases with ease.The last 16 round of the competition is set to begin soon, with some of the most exciting of the action still to come.Goal has rounded up who each team could potentially face off with in the last 16. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Which teams have qualified for the Women’s World Cup last 16? The top two placed teams from each of the six groups, plus the four best-placed third teams, will qualify for the knockout stage.The group stage is set to conclude on June 20, at which the full last 16 schedule and teams involved will be confirmed. Group Winners Runners-up Third-placed teams A France 🇫🇷 Norway 🇳🇴 Nigeria 🇳🇬 B Germany 🇩🇪 Spain 🇪🇸 China PR 🇨🇳 C Italy 🇮🇹 Australia 🇦🇺 Brazil 🇧🇷 D England 🏴 Japan 🇯🇵 N/A E Netherlands 🇳🇱 Canada 🇨🇦 Cameroon 🇨🇲 F USWNT 🇺🇸 Sweden 🇸🇪 N/A *correct as of June 20, 2019. Group A permutations France have assured qualification to the last 16 round with three wins out of three, topping their group and earning a last 16 clash with the third-placed finisher of Group C which is Brazil.It gets increasingly interesting for France as they could potentially meet with the USWNT in the quarter-final stage, should both sides win their round of 16 clashes.Second-placed Norway , who advanced with six points, will face the runners-up of Group C which is Australia.Third-placed Nigeria qualified to set up a meeting with Group B winners Germany.Group B permutations Germany finished top of their group with ease, registering three straight victories against China, Spain and South Africa, and will face Nigeria.Runners-up Spain finished above third-placed China based on goal difference and will meet with the USWNT.China , who have guaranteed a top-four third-placed finish with their draw against Spain, will face off against Italy, the winners of Group C.Group C permutations The standings of Group C were not confirmed until the final matchday, with Italy topping their group followed by Australia in second place Brazil qualifying as the third-ranked team.Italy will meet with the third-placed finisher of B which is China.Group C runners-up Australia will go on to face Norway in the round of 16, while third-placed Brazil setting up a meeting with Group A winners France.Group D permutations England and Japan have qualified in Group D, with the Lionesses having topped their group with three straight wins.Phil Neville’s side will clash with third place of Group E or F, which will be Cameroon or Chile.Second-place finisher Japan will then face the winners of Group E, which is the Netherlands.The third-place Group D finisher Argentina did not qualify to make it to the knockout phases.Group E permutations The likes of the Netherlands and Canada have confirmed their qualification, finishing in first and second place respectively.The winner of Group E (the Netherlands) will face the runners-up of Group D, which is Japan.The Group E runner-up (Canada) will then face the runner-up of Group F, which will be either the USWNT or Sweden.The third place Group E finisher ( Cameroon ) will set up a clash with Group D winners England.Group F permutations The USWNT may have an aggregate score of 16-0 after their first two group games, annihilating both Thailand and Chile, and topped their group after defeating Sweden 2-0 in their final group game.They will meet with Spain in the next round, setting up a potential quarter-final battle with France should both sides win their last 16 games.The Group F runners-up Sweden will then meet with the Group E runners-up Canada.Neither Chile or Thailand qualified for the knockout stages as the third-ranked team.
Cheers from the crowd at Ohio Stadium as the scoreboard shows Army leading Michigan, 14-7.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) September 7, 2019Shea Patterson has fumbled twice on the afternoon. He’s fumbled twice thus far, and fans in Ann Arbor are calling for a quarterback change.Despite struggling on offense throughout this contest, the Wolverines and Black Knights are now tied. Zach Charbonnet scored his second touchdown of the afternoon to even the score.Losing to Army would decimate Michigan’s chances of making the College Football Playoff. It’d also result in a bunch of backlash for Jim Harbaugh, who is under pressure to take the program to the postseason.We’ll find out very soon if one of the top teams in the country goes down in Week 2. COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)While Ohio State is currently cruising against Cincinnati at home, Michigan is on upset alert against Army. There’s plenty of time for that to change, but for now, the fans in Columbus are laughing at their rival’s expense.Ohio State has done an excellent job of avoiding a potential upset. Justin Fields is proving that his Week 1 performance wasn’t a fluke.It hasn’t been smooth sailing for Michigan, which finds itself in an absolute fight against Army.During the Ohio State-Cincinnati game, the crowed at Ohio Stadium started cheering when it saw Michigan trailing Army on the scoreboard.