United States’ head coach Vlatko Andonovski gestures to Julie Ertz, left, following the Women’s World Cup Group E soccer match between the United States and the Netherlands in Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, July 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Cornaga) The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has reached the knockout rounds. The field has been cut in half after three matches in the group stages. The Round of 16 begins at 1 a.m. ET on Saturday as the tournament transitions into a single-elimination event.

The United States — who was the favorite coming into the event — squeaked into the knockout stages. […]

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