Women's World Cup: Round-of-16 matches by the numbers

The knockout round of the Women's World Cup starts on Saturday. Here's a look at the opening last-16 matches using of Opta numbers.

Eight mouthwatering matchups await in the first knockout round, starting Saturday with Germany against Nigeria.   -  Getty Images

After an entertaining group stage filled with goals and VAR drama aplenty, the Women's World Cup is entering the knockout rounds.

Five teams advanced through with perfect records as England, Germany, the Netherlands, the United States and tournament host France won three games out of three.

Norway, Italy, Australia, Brazil, Canada and Sweden progressed with six points, meanwhile, and they will be joined in the last 16 by Spain, China, Nigeria, Japan and Cameroon.

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Eight mouthwatering matchups await in the first knockout round, starting Saturday with Germany against Nigeria in Grenoble and running through Tuesday. Here's a look at each last-16 match with the use of Opta numbers.

Germany vs Nigeria (Saturday)

12 - Nigeria has won just one of its last 12 Women's World Cup matches against European nations, beating Denmark, 2-0, in 1999.

3 - Germany has gone three games without a win in the knockout stages of the competition after winning seven out of eight before that.

Norway vs Australia (Saturday)

1 - Australia has won only one of its previous four knockout-stage matches at the Women's World Cup, that coming against Brazil in the last 16 of the 2015 edition.

2 - Norway is looking to win consecutive games in the competition for the first time since 2007 after beating South Korea 2-1 in their final group match.

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England vs Cameroon (Sunday)

4 - England has won each of its last four matches at the Women's World Cup and is aiming to win five in a row for the first time.

2 - Cameroon is into the knockout rounds of the quadrennial tournament for the second time in a row. It lost 1-0 to China in the last 16 four years ago.

France vs Brazil (Sunday)

3 - Brazil is winless in its last three knockout matches at the Women's World Cup, failing to score in two of those games since a 4-0 semifinal win against the U.S. in 2007.

0 - No European host has ever made it past the first knockout game in the competition's history, with both Sweden in 1995 and Germany in 2011 bowing out in the quarterfinals (the round of 16 was only introduced in 2015).

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Spain vs USA (Monday)

8 - The U.S. has won its last eight matches at the Women's World Cup by an aggregate score of 29-2. In fact, Team USA has conceded in only one of its last nine games at the tournament, 5-2 vs. Japan in the 2015 final.

1 - Spain has made it past the group phase for the first time. Only one of the last eight knockout first-timers has progressed to the next round (France beat England on penalties in the 2011 quarterfinals)

Sweden vs Canada (Monday)

11 - Canada has lost 11 of its 13 previous meetings with European teams at the Women's World Cup, with one win and a draw and scoring more than once in only one of those matches — a 3-2 loss to England in 1995.

17 - Sweden hasn't kept a clean sheet in a knockout match in the competition since its 4-0 victory over Germany in the third-place game in 1991. The Swedes have conceded 17 goals in their nine such matches since.

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Italy vs China (Tuesday)

3 - Italy has won three of its last four matches at the Women’s World Cup (one loss), after winning just two of its first six games in the competition (2-1-3).

3 - Since it reached the final back in 1999, China has lost three of its last four knockout-stage games at the tournament (one win), never advancing further than the quarterfinal stage.

Netherlands vs Japan (Tuesday)

43 - Vivianne Miedema has had a direct hand in 43 percent of the Netherlands' total shots at the 2019 Women's World Cup, taking 11 herself (two goals) and creating four chances for her teammates (no assists).

2 - Japan has lost only two of its previous eight knockout-stage matches at the Women's World Cup (W5 D1), with both of losses coming against the U.S. — in the 1995 quarterfinals and in the 2015 final.

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