11:34 Full Time: Spain 5 – 0 Zambia (Abelleira, Hermoso x2, Redondo x2)
Zambia will play a formality match against Costa Rica and return home
11:21 Double sub for Zambia
Ochumba and Vast phiri in for Katongo and Lushomo
11:18 Goal Alert: Spain 4 – 0 Zambia (Abelleira, Hermoso x2, Redondo)
Hermoso’s rebound goal goes in and is given after a VAR check
11:07 Goal Alert: Spain 3 – 0 Zambia (Abelleira, Hermoso, Redondo)
Musesa is out paced and Redondo goes round the keeper to score in an open goal
10:54 Sakala with another
Eunice Sakala scrambles a save on the line on second attempt.
10:28: Half a much needed breather for Zambia
10:24 Kundananji – Banda combine well
Again it’s that combination which has been the highlight for Zambia
10:21 Good save from Eunice Sakala
That save from Eunice Sakala is one of the highlight of the first half
10:13 Barbra Banda goes on a maze run
A good run from the captain as she takes on defenders.
corner kick to Zambia
10:05 Still no way out for Zambia
The Copper Queens need to come out of shell and try to try a bit of football
10:00 Spain are dominating
The European giants are taking the game to the Zambians
9′ GOAL ALERT! Spain 1-0 Zambia
Teresa Abelleira shoots from outside range from a Jennifer Hermoso assist to give Spain the lead.
09:00 Full Time: Japan 2-0 Costa Rica
As routine a win as Japan will have as they beat Costa Rica to put them on the verge of a place in the last 16.
If Spain avoid defeat to Zambia in the coming hours then Japan go through
08:42 TEAM NEWS: Goalkeeper Eunice Sakala starts
Eunice Sakala stars for suspended Catherine Musonda
08:37 Japan 2-0 Costa Rica
Japan is leading Costa Rica. 20 minutes to full time
08:15 Zambia face Spain
Zambia, who are ranked 77th in the world, are making their debut in the tournament and opening fixtures rarely come more difficult than Japan and Spain.
Zambia initially did well against Japan, restricting them to one goal before half-time, and will be determined to build on that against Spain.
However, they will be knocked out if they lose and Japan secure at least a point against Costa Rica.
Rachel Brown-Finnis’ prediction: Zambia will hopefully have learned from what happened to them in their first game, but the scoreline here depends a lot on Spain, who have a tendency of taking their foot off the gas a little bit.
I still think Spain will win and go through, but it could be a closer contest than their win over Costa Rica. 3-1.
Key stat: Spain managed 46 shots against Costa Ricat, while Zambia did not manage any against Japan.