The defending women’s World Cup champs United States beat Spain 2-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Team USA says it was the toughest challenge they’ve face so far.
Veteran player Megan Rapinoe scored both US goals.
The win sets up a quarterfinal match with host country France on Friday.
Les Bleues is ranked fourth in the world.
Soccer lever say they can’t wait for Friday’s USA-France quarterfinal clash.
They say two heavy hitters meeting in the knockout round is must-see TV.