Norway beats Ivory Coast, 3-1, to advance in Women's World Cup

Ada Hegerberg scores twice to help Norway defeat Ivory Coast and advance to Women's World Cup knockout round

Ada Hegerberg scored twice to secure Norway's berth in the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup with a 3-1 win over Ivory Coast on Monday.

Norway (2-1-0) moves on as the second team from Group B behind Germany, and it will play the second team from Group F on June 22.

Hegerberg scored the opening goal for Norway in the 6th minute, beating Ivory Coast goalkeeper Cynthia Djohore at the near post. Hegerberg added her second with a left-footed kick in the 62nd minute, and Solveig Gulbrandsen put Norway up 3-0 in the 67th minute.

Ange Nguessan scored the only goal for Ivory Coast (0-3), a booming right-footed blast from well outside the penalty box in the 71st minute.

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