England to face Cameroon in the last 16 following last-gasp drama
England will take on Cameroon in the last 16 of the Women's World Cup in France.
The Lionesses' place in the knockout stages was already secured before Wednesday's 2-0 victory over Japan, but they were made to wait 24 hours for their opponents to be confirmed for Valenciennes on Sunday.
Cameroon beat New Zealand 2-1 courtesy of a stoppage-time goal from Ajara Nchout which enabled them to finish third in Group E and advance.
Should Phil Neville's side get past Cameroon, they will face either Norway or Australia in the quarter-finals.
Meanwhile, Francisca Lara blew Chile's chance to dramatically claim a place in the last 16.
Needing to beat Thailand by three clear goals in their final Group F game to set up a showdown with England, Chile were leading 2-0 courtesy of an own goal from goalkeeper Waraporn Boonsing and Maria Jose Urrutia when VAR awarded an 85th-minute penalty.
With history beckoning for La Roja in their debut World Cup tournament, Lara rattled her spot-kick against the crossbar, allowing Nigeria to claim the last of the four places open to the best third-placed sides.
The Netherlands finished top of Group E with a 100% record after a 2-1 victory over Canada, who finish in second place.
And the United States continued their impressive start to their title defence as they beat rivals Sweden 2-0 to top Group F.