Portugal vs USA: Portugal out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Written By Manuel Poças

The Portuguese women’s soccer team has been eliminated from the 2023 FIFA’s Women’s World Cup after a 0-0 draw with the United States on August 1.

This was the first time the Portuguese Women’s team qualified for the World Cup. Unfortunately, the dream is already over. Portugal was eliminated after the last game of the group stage.

Portugal was in Group E, along with the Netherlands, the United States of America, and Vietnam.

Both teams played well, and the Portuguese forward Ana Capeta even took a shot that hit the post during extra time. According to critics, it was the best moment of the game. A goal would have been a disaster for the 4-time world champion, the United States, which would have found their placement reversed with Portugal.

In the group stage, a win is equivalent to 3 points, a draw equivalent to 1, and a loss to 0.

After the 1-0 loss against the Netherlands and a 2-0 victory against Vietnam, the Portuguese team needed to win against the US. Considering that the Netherlands had a win against Portugal, a draw against the US, and won the last game against Vietnam, tying was not enough for Portugal to place in the Top 2 in order to advance.

Because of the draw against the US, Portugal finished the group stage in third place with 4 points. The United States was second with 5 points, and the Netherlands won the group with 7 points.

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