Australia thought it had a legitimate shot to win the Women's World Cup, but Saturday's loss to Norway on penalty kicks ended the Matildas' run.
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Norway beat Australia 4-1 on penalties to reach the Women's World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.
Strong on offense, weak on defense. Australia will need to be a more complete team if it has aspirations of going far in the knockout rounds.
Two penalties were enough to book Norway's ticket in the round of 16 at the women's World Cup after an uninspiring 2-1 win against South Korea.
Eugenie Le Sommer scored the game-winning penalty kick, awarded after a VAR review, to help France forget a bizarre own goal and beat Norway 2-1.
France took a big step towards the last 16 of the Women's World Cup after Eugenie Le Sommer's penalty earned them a 2-1 victory over Norway.
Ada Hegerberg wasn't needed as Norway kicked off their women's World Cup Group A campaign with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday.
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Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg has been left out of Norway's squad for the Women's World Cup in France.
Fresh off winning the gold standard of FIFA individual awards, the Ballon d'Or, Ada Hegerberg has some new boots. Spoiler alert: they're gold.
Christen Press scored to help the U.S. women's national team beat Norway 1-0 on Sunday.
Germany came out on top 3-2 on spot kicks to go through to the final, where they will meet Spain.
Hegerberg's 2 goals lift Norway past Ivory Coast 3-1
Maren Mjelde's goal gave Norway a draw against favorites Germany on Thursday.
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When plotting out the bracket, it became clear that two of the world's best teams will likely meet early.
Norway dominated Thailand 4-0 to open Group B play at the Women's World Cup on Sunday.
Norway will look to rebound from their group stage exit in 2011 to claim the nation's second Women's World Cup title.
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