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Wang lifts China to win over Netherlands

(Agencies) Updated: 2015-06-12 09:03 Comments

Wang lifts China to win over Netherlands

Chinese players salute to Chinese fans following the 1-0 victory against Netherlands in a Group A soccer match in the 2015 FIFA women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada, June 11, 2015. [Photo/Agencies & Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports]

EDMONTON - A delicate stoppage time winner from Wang Lisi lifted China to a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands on Thursday, moving the Asians back into contention for top spot in Group A at the Women's World Cup.

After a deflating 1-0 loss to Canada due to a late goal in their opener on Saturday, China turned the tables on the Netherlands when Wang ran onto a loose ball and stabbed it into the low corner past an uncertain Sari Van Veenendaal as the Dutch keeper came out to challenge.

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