Netherlands, Italy through to final 8 of Women's World Cup

DAMIEN MEYER / AFP

Netherlands and Italy are through to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup.

The Dutch ladies scored a 90th-minute penalty against Japan to steal a 2-1 win.  

Meanwhile, Italy got the better of China 2-0 to qualify for the final eight.

They'll now face-off against the Netherlands on Saturday with a spot in the semi-finals on the line.

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