Vancouver, British Columbia — Upstart Colombia will be the next opponent for the U.S. national team at the Women's World Cup.
The second-ranked U.S. women, who have two World Cup titles, finished atop Group D with a 1-0 victory over Nigeria on Tuesday night.
Colombia, ranked No. 28 in the world, was the third-place finisher in Group F behind France and England. But Las Cafeteras already pulled off one of the tournament's biggest upsets with a 2-0 group-stage victory over No. 3 France.
In its group finale on Wednesday, Colombia fell 2-1 to England in Montreal. Sixteen teams in the expanded field of 24 advanced to the knockout round.
Colombia (1-1-1) will face the United States (2-0-1) on Monday night at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.
"They got a tremendous result against France," coach Jill Ellis told reporters on Wednesday night in Edmonton. "But at this point, and the players know this, you've got to respect what they can do — because they're going to bring it as much as we are."
Las Cafeteras will be without goalkeeper Sandra Sepulveda because of a pair of yellow cards, one against France and the second against England. Sepulveda was key to the team's victory over France with six saves.
Colombia is making its second World Cup appearance. The team, which finished in 14th in 2011 in Germany, had never won a match in the sport's premier tournament until the upset over France.
The United States has won the World Cup twice, but not since 1999. The Americans have advanced to the knockout stage in all but one of the seven World Cups.
The United States has won both meetings between the teams.
An expanded field of 24 teams were in this World Cup, which is being played across six Canadian cities.
Thursday and Friday are rest days at the World Cup. The knockout round opens on Saturday with top-ranked Germany playing Sweden in Ottawa and China facing Cameroon in Edmonton. On Sunday, host Canada plays Switzerland in Vancouver; France (2-1) faces South Korea (1-1-1), the second-place team from Group 3, in Montreal; and Brazil plays Australia in Moncton.
In addition to the Colombia-United States match on Monday, defending champion Japan plays the Netherlands in Vancouver and Norway plays England (2-1) in Ottawa.
France 5, Mexico 0: Marie Delie scored off a header 34th seconds in, the second-fastest goal in the history of the Women's World Cup, and France won Group F at Ottawa, Ontario, on goal difference over England.
Coming off the loss to Colombia, France (2-1) scored three times in the first 13 minutes. The only Women's World Cup goal faster than Delie's following the opening kickoff was scored by Sweden's Lena Videkull against Japan in 1991.
Jennifer Ruiz had an own goal in the ninth minute, and Eugenie Le Sommer made it 3-0 with a mid-air toe tap. Le Sommer added her second goal in the 36th, and Amandine Henry got the final goal in the 80th.
Mexico (0-2-1) finished last in the group. Las Tri are 0-6-3 in three World Cup appearances and have been outscored 30-6.
England 2, Colombia 1: Karen Carney and Fara Williams scored first-half goals, and England beat Colombia at Montreal to reach the knockout stage.
Colombia already had clinched a second-round berth.
Carney scored in the 15th minute with a left-footed shot through the legs of goalkeeper Sandra Sepulveda, who allowed a rebound on her diving save of Stephanie Houghton's initial shot.
Williams converted a penalty kick in the 38th minute after Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard called a handball on Carolina Arias, who was sliding to stop a shot.
Lady Andrade scored in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time for Colombia.
Sepulveda is suspended for the next match after receiving her second yellow card of the tournament, for clipping Jodie Taylor in the 85th minute.
South Korea 2, Spain 1: Soo-yun Kim scored the winner in the 78th minute to cap South Korea's comeback at Ottawa, Ontario, to reach the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup.
Sonia Bermudez's free kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time hit the crossbar and went over the net, ending the game and the first-ever World Cup appearance for Spain (0-2-1).
Kim floated her shot from the just outside the penalty box and over the hands of diving goalkeeper Ainhoa Tirapu. South Korea tied it when Yu-mi Kang passed the ball over three defenders to team captain So-hyun Cho, who headed in the equalizer in the 53rd minute.
Spain's Veronica Boquete scored her only goal of the tournament in the 29th minute.
Spain controlled the first half, not allowing South Korea any shots on goal.
Brazil 1, Costa Rica 0: Raquel Fernandes scored in the 83rd minute and Brazil eliminated Costa Rica in Moncton, New Brunswick.
The Costa Ricans needed a result against Brazil, which already had clinched the top spot in Group E after a pair of wins. But Fernandes beat Dinnia Diaz and the Ticos were denied a spot in the round of 16.
Costa Rica had been the lone World Cup newcomer without a loss prior to Wednesday's defeat. But the Brazilians had 64 percent possession and outshot the Central American debutants, 20-3.
Brazil, which advanced without allowing a goal, will face Australia on Sunday, also in Moncton.
U.S. team captures fans
The TV audience for the U.S. team at the Women's World Cup keeps growing.
The Americans 1-0 victory over Nigeria in their final group stage game to clinch first place Tuesday night averaged 5 million viewers on Fox. Network officials said Wednesday it was the third-largest audience ever for a Women's World Cup match, behind only the 1999 and 2011 finals.
Last week's opener against Australia had drawn 3.3 million viewers on Fox Sports 1, and last Friday's scoreless draw with Sweden averaged 4.5 million.
It was Fox's best Tuesday prime-time audience since Game 6 of the World Series last fall.
The viewership was nearly four times the 1.3 million for the third United States group stage match in 2011, which was on a weekday afternoon in the Eastern time zone with the tournament in Germany.
The audience peaked at 6.3 million from 9:30-9:45 p.m. EDT while the match was going up against the NBA Finals.
The basketball game, which started an hour later than the soccer, averaged 23.3 million viewers as the Warriors clinched the NBA title.