The Netherlands’ topped Group E of the Women’s World Cup ahead of the United States as they secured an emphatic 7-0 victory over Vietnam.
Esmee Brugts scored two sublime, near-identical curling efforts, either side of the break.
Jill Roord also netted twice with Lieke Martens, Katja Snoeijs and Danielle van de Donk the other Dutch scorers.
The 2019 runners-up will be in action against the runners-up from Group G in the first last 16 on Sunday.
Dutch set the pace ahead of world champions USA
The Dutch started the third and final group game second in Group E, behind the United States on goal difference, while Vietnam were already eliminated following a defeat by fellow debutants Portugal in their previous game.
Netherlands boss Andries Jonker named an unchanged starting line-up from the side that confirmed they are contenders in this tournament when they held reigning world champions the USA to a 1-1 draw.
The Netherlands may be missing their all-time top goalscorer in Vivianne Miedema, who is out with an ACL injury, but they had little trouble in finding the back of the net against Vietnam, with five different goalscorers.
Vietnam’s quest for a first-ever World Cup goal started brightly, but it proved to be short lived as Martens chested down Dominique Janssen’s ball over the Vietnam defence and lobbed keeper Thi Kim Thanh Tran to give the Netherlands the lead after eight minutes.
It opened the floodgates with an unmarked Snoeijs adding a quick second before Brugts fired home a wonderful curling shot from outside of the box to give the Netherlands a 3-0 lead after 18 minutes.
When Manchester City summer signing Roord tapped in a fourth it was enough to convince Vietnam boss Mai Duc Chung into a double substitution after only 28 minutes, with Thi Thu Thuong Luong and Thi Loan Hoang the unfortunate pair to depart prematurely, replaced by Thi Kieu Chuong and Thi My Anh Nguyen.
Vietnam went 22 minutes without conceding but an inevitable fifth arrived just before the break as Van de Donk latched onto a rebound.
The Golden Star Warriors changed their goalkeeper at half-time, but Thi Hang Khong could do little to stop Brugts’ superb second goal, which was an almost exact replica of her first.
The biggest winning margin of the tournament so far was completed when Stefanie van der Gragt headed the ball into Roord’s path for an easy finish.
- 14TranSubstituted forKhongat 45′minutes
- 2LuongSubstituted forChuongat 28′minutes
- 5HoàngSubstituted forNguyenat 28′minutes
- 23NguyenSubstituted forNguyenat 60′minutes
- 16DuongBooked at 83mins
- 12PhamSubstituted forHuynhat 60′minutes
- 1van Domselaar
- 8SpitseSubstituted forDijkstraat 73′minutes
- 3van der Gragt
- 14GroenenSubstituted forEgurrolaat 62′minutes
- 17PelovaSubstituted forCasparijat 45′minutes
- 10van de DonkSubstituted forKapteinat 45′minutes
- 22BrugtsSubstituted forvan Dongenat 80′minutes
- 5van Dongen
- Ivana Martincic
Match ends, Vietnam 0, Netherlands 7.
Second Half ends, Vietnam 0, Netherlands 7.
Corner, Vietnam. Conceded by Caitlin Dijkstra.
Attempt saved. Lieke Martens (Netherlands) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jill Roord.
Foul by Kerstin Casparij (Netherlands).
Duong Thi Vân (Vietnam) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Lieke Martens (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Wieke Kaptein with a headed pass.
Foul by Merel van Dongen (Netherlands).
Huynh Nhu (Vietnam) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Tran Thi Thu Thao.
Attempt missed. Damaris Egurrola (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Merel van Dongen with a headed pass following a corner.
Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Lê Thi Diem My.
Attempt blocked. Jill Roord (Netherlands) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Caitlin Dijkstra.
Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhã.
Attempt missed. Kerstin Casparij (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jill Roord.
Attempt missed. Tran Thi Hai Linh (Vietnam) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Huynh Nhu following a corner.
Corner, Vietnam. Conceded by Kerstin Casparij.
Goal! Vietnam 0, Netherlands 7. Jill Roord (Netherlands) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefanie van der Gragt with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
Duong Thi Vân (Vietnam) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Wieke Kaptein (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.