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Women’s World Cup Prediction update

Our guesses weren’t perfect, how were yours?

Soccer: Womens World Cup-Chile at USA Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

Over a month ago, five Soapbox staff members made their predictions for the teams that would move into the knockout rounds. Some did better than others; how did your picks fare?

World Cup Groups

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F
Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F
France Germany Australia England Canada USA
South Korea China Italy Scotland Cameroon Thailand
Norway Spain Brazil Argentina New Zealand Chile
Nigeria South Africa Jamaica Japan Netherlands Sweden
TEAMS ADVANCING
France Germany Italy England Netherlands USA
Norway Spain Australia Japan Canada Sweden
Nigeria China Brazil Cameroon
KNOCKOUT MATCHES
June 22nd June 22nd June 23rd June 23rd
Norway Germany England France
Australia Nigeria Cameroon Brazil
June 24th June 24th June 25th June 25th
Spain Sweden Italy Netherlands
USA Canada China Japan

The top two teams from each group, plus the 4 best 3rd place teams all advanced.


Kreg Asay

Teams advancing: France, Norway, Germany, China, Australia, Brazil, England, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, USA, Sweden, South Korea, Scotland, Argentina, Italy

Cup Winner: USA (sticking with my pick)

Correct prediction: 12/16

Knockout Predictions

  • June 22nd: Australia vs Norway - Australia
  • June 22nd: Germany vs Nigeria - Germany
  • June 23rd: England vs Cameroon - England
  • June 23rd: France vs Brazil - France
  • June 24th: Spain vs USA - USA
  • June 24th: Sweden vs Canada - Sweden
  • June 25th: Italy vs China - China
  • June 25th: Netherlands vs Japan - Netherlands

Lucas Muller

Teams advancing: France, Norway, Germany, Spain, Australia, Italy, England, Scotland, Canada, Netherlands, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Argentina, South Korea, China

Cup Winner: USA

Correct prediction: 14/16

Knockout Predictions

  • None

Cindy Lara

Teams advancing: France, Norway, Germany, Spain, Australia, Brazil, England, Japan, Canada, Netherlands, USA, Sweden

Cup Winner: Australia or France

Correct prediction: 12/16

Knockout Predictions

  • June 22nd: Australia vs Norway - Australia
  • June 22nd: Germany vs Nigeria - Germany
  • June 23rd: England vs Cameroon - England
  • June 23rd: France vs Brazil - France
  • June 24th: Spain vs USA - USA
  • June 24th: Sweden vs Canada - Canada
  • June 25th: Italy vs China - Italy
  • June 25th: Netherlands vs Japan - Netherlands

Ryan Kelly

Teams advancing: France, Norway, Germany, Spain, Australia, Italy, England, Scotland, Canada, Netherlands, USA, Sweden, Brazil, New Zealand, South Korea, China

Cup Winner: USA

Correct prediction: 13/16

Knockout Predictions

  • None

Dave Cheever

Teams advancing: France, Norway, Germany, Spain, Australia, Italy, England, Scotland, Canada, Netherlands, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Japan, Nigeria, China

Cup Winner: Winner of the 28 June quarterfinal match in Paris (likely USA-France) or winner of the 29 June quarterfinal match in Valenciennes (likely Canada-Australia)

Correct prediction: 15/16

Knockout Predictions

  • June 22nd: Australia vs Norway - Australia
  • June 22nd: Germany vs Nigeria - Germany
  • June 23rd: England vs Cameroon - England
  • June 23rd: France vs Brazil - France
  • June 24th: Spain vs USA - USA
  • June 24th: Sweden vs Canada - Canada
  • June 25th: Italy vs China - China
  • June 25th: Netherlands vs Japan - Netherlands