The Netherlands advanced in the Women's World Cup with a 3-1 win against Cameroon. Meanwhile, Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand on Saturday night.
Vivianne Miedema scored a goal in each half Saturday to advance the Netherlands into the second round of the Women's World Cup for the second straight tournament with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Saturday at Valenciennes, France.
Miedema put the Dutch in the lead in the 41st minute of the Group E match at Stade du Hainaut and then finished it off in the 85th.
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Dominique Bloodworth also scored for the Netherlands in the 48th minute, while Gabrielle Onguéné got Cameroon's goal in the 43rd.
For Canada, Fleming took a well-placed pass from Prince and scored in the 48th minute to break up a scoreless match. Fleming, who made her debut with the senior national team at 15, currently plays for UCLA.
Prince got her goal in the 79th minute, a rebound of Christine Sinclair's header that hit the post.
Led by Tom Sermanni, former coach of Sweden and the United States, New Zealand was hurt in the first half when defender CJ Bott was injured and had to be subbed out.
Cameroon is in last place in the group, with no points and a minus-3 goal difference, and it is all but eliminated. Cameroon plays New Zealand on Thursday, and the Netherlands meets Canada in a match that kicks off at the same time.