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U.S. to face Colombia in round of 16 at Women's World Cup

The U.S. will face Colombia on Monday in the knockout round of the Women's World Cup

The U.S., which clinched a spot in the second round of the Women's World Cup on Tuesday, found out who it will be playing on Wednesday when Colombia lost to England, 2-1, in the final game of Group F play.

The loss dropped Colombia from first to third in the group table, earning it a trip to Edmonton to play the U.S. on Monday.

The U.S. won its group Tuesday, beating Nigeria, 1-0.

The other round of 16 matchups will see China playing Cameroon; top-ranked Germany playing No. 5 Sweden; France meeting South Korea, which qualified for the knockout stage for the first time in its history on the strength of its first-ever World Cup win; unbeaten, untied Brazil playing Australia; Japan, also unbeaten and untied, meeting the Netherlands; Norway taking on England; and host Canada challenging Switzerland.

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