25.06.2019 23:08 h

Netherlands beat Japan to reach Women's World Cup quarters

Lieke Martens converted a 90th-minute penalty to take the Netherlands through to the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup with a 2-1 win over Japan on Tuesday.

Martens had given the Dutch an early lead only for Yui Hasegawa to equalise for Japan before half-time.

However, with extra time looming in Rennes, Martens netted a spot-kick awarded for a handball by Saki Kumagai, and the Netherlands go through to face Italy in the last eight.