Brazil vs. Australia
Brazil had little trouble getting through their group as they won all three games that they played. Their defense and goalkeeping posted shutouts in all three games and was the key to each of the wins. The offense dominated time of possession in each of their wins. Brazilian star Marta has yet to score in this World Cup. Australia has had a more mixed tournament with a win, a loss and a draw getting them through the group of death. They will have to find a way to jump start their attack and get around Brazil's defense if they want to make it into the next round.
1 p.m. CT
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France vs. South Korea
France lost their first two group match, but finished that stage of the tournament with a 5-0 over Mexico which help get them to the knockout round. The French attack seems to finally be finding its stride at just the right moment. South Korea won one, lost one, and tied one in the group stage. They are very strong defensively and will look to score on the counterattack.
3 p.m. CT
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Canada vs. Switzerland
Canada wasn't the dominant force many expected to see in the group stages of the World Cup even though they got out on top of their group with five points. They have only scored two goals so far this tournament. Christine Sinclair has had a hard time scoring with too many near misses and not enough successes. Despite not scoring goals the team dominated time of possession in two of their three matches. Switzerland, however, has scored plenty of goals this tournament. Eleven goals to be exact though ten of them came in their 10-1 win over Ecuador. Ramona Bachmann and Fabienne Humm each had a hat trick in that game. The Ecuador game is the only game they won in the group stages as they then lost to Japan and Cameroon.
6:30 p.m. CT
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Erin McLeod, Lauren Sesselmann and Allysha Chapman are all playing for the Canadian Women's National Team. All three have seen starting minutes with McLeod and Chapman starting all three games while Sesselmann has started two games. Kaylyn Kyle, a former Dash player, is also part of the Canadian team.
During the offseason the Houston Dash signed Rosana and Poliana. Then Brazil announced the residency camp ahead of the World Cup and the Olympics which caused both players to stay in Brazil rather than come play in the NWSL.