In a crushing 7-0 victory over Vietnam on Tuesday, the Netherlands regained its scoring touch, advancing to the Women's World Cup knockout rounds in fine fashion and taking first place in Group E on goal differential.  Esmee Brungts delivered two long-range knockout shots.

The Dutch were behind 1-0 after two games, but knowing that the group winner would be determined by goal differential, they were up 4-0 before the quarter-hour mark, with brugts curling attempt being the best of the bunch.

The Netherlands went ahead 6-0 after her second goal, which was an exact duplicate of the first. Jill Roord then scored her second goal of the game to seal the biggest thrashing of the tournament so yet.

The Netherlands, which was anticipated to finish second in the group behind the United States, will fly to Sydney for its last 16 encounters on Sunday and will most likely face Italy, which is second in Group G after Sweden.