A statistical review of day seven

July, 2, 2011

Sweden and the United States advance to the quarterfinals as both teams won Group C games Saturday. The United States, led by a tournament-high 27 shots against Colombia, faced no real threat against the third-youngest team (22.0 years) in its 3-0 victory. Sweden used a second-half goal from Lisa Dahlkvist (64'), her first in World Cup play, to eliminate North Korea, the youngest team in the competition (20.4 years). The United States and Sweden meet Wednesday to decide the winner of Group C.

•  United States midfielder Carli Lloyd and defender Ali Krieger were extremely active and involved against Colombia. Lloyd's 134 touches on the ball are the highest single-game total in the tournament, and Krieger's 133 touches are the second-most.

•  Megan Rapinoe registered the quickest goal by a United States substitute in World Cup play when she scored in the 50th minute, just five minutes after she entered. Rapinoe broke the record formerly held by midfielder and current ESPN analyst Julie Foudy, who scored eight minutes after entering during a group-stage match in 1995 against Australia.

•  Of the United States' 27 shots, eight were by forward Abby Wambach (one on goal). The previous high in the tournament was 21 by Germany against Canada. Although Wambach remained scoreless in the tournament (she led the U.S. in qualifying with eight goals), she did create a game-high four scoring chances with her passing.

•  Hope Solo extended her World Cup shutout streak to 478 minutes after stopping all four of Colombia's shots on goal. She last conceded a World Cup goal on Sept. 11, 2007, against North Korea's Kim Yong Ae.

•  Caroline Seger, who had a game-high 110 touches for Sweden and completed 75.4 percent of her passes (52 of 69), received her second yellow card of the tournament and will miss the final group stage match against the United States on Wednesday. Seger is the first player in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup who will miss a game because of suspension.



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