Chalupny Scores in First Minute at U.S. WNT Edges Nigeria 1-0 to Win Group B at 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
Sep. 18, 2007
SHANGHAI, China (Sept. 18, 2007) – The U.S. Women’s National Team got a goal just 53 seconds into the match from midfielder Lori Chalupny, then battled Nigeria through a steady rain on a sloppy pitch for the remainder of the match to record a 1-0 victory and win Group B at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. With seven points from three group matches, the USA takes first place in one of the most difficult groups in Women’s World Cup history and will now face Group A runner-up England in the quarterfinals on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Tianjin at the Olympic Center Stadium. Kickoff is 8 p.m. local and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 beginning at 7:55 a.m. ET.