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Women's World Cup: China vs. Netherlands

Wang Lisi scored in the first minute of stoppage time to give China a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands on Thursday in the first round of the Women's World Cup.

Wang took a pass from midfield by Tan Ruyin in the penalty area and was able to tap the ball just inside the far post past Sari van Veenenedaal, who was charging forward to challenge the play.

The last-ditch win puts China opening-group play record at 1-1-0 for three points. It lost its opener to Canada on Saturday on a penalty kick by Christine Sinclair in injury time.

China dominated play, generating 26 shots, 10 on goal, compared to six shots, three on goal, for the Netherlands.

China had the better of possession as well, owning the ball 59 percent of play.

The Netherlands, which beat New Zealand in its first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup match last Saturday, fell to 1-1-0 for three points.

China's Han Peng (18) reacts after missing a
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China's Han Peng (18) reacts after missing a goal against Netherlands during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Netherlands fans look on as their team plays
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Netherlands fans look on as their team plays China during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

China's Tan Ruyin (19) and Wang Lisi (21)
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China's Tan Ruyin (19) and Wang Lisi (21) chase Netherlands Danille van de Donk (10) during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

China's Wang Shanshan, right, controls the ball as
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China's Wang Shanshan, right, controls the ball as Netherlands Stefanie van der Gragt defends during FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

China's Han Peng (18) and Netherlands Desiree van
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China's Han Peng (18) and Netherlands Desiree van Lunteren (2) battle for the ball during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11: Wu Haiyan #5
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EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11: Wu Haiyan #5 of China and Vivianne Miedema #9 of Netherlands battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada Group A match between China and Netherlands at Commonwealth Stadium on June 11, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)

Netherlands Sherida Spitse (8) heads the ball out
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Netherlands Sherida Spitse (8) heads the ball out of the group against China during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11: Vivianne Miedema #9
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EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11: Vivianne Miedema #9 of Netherlands kicks the ball past Zhao Rong #14 of China during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada Group A match between China and Netherlands at Commonwealth Stadium on June 11, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)

Netherlands' Danielle van de Donk, right, and China's
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Netherlands' Danielle van de Donk, right, and China's Ren Guixin chase down the ball during second-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

China's Wang Shanshan, center, passes the ball between
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China's Wang Shanshan, center, passes the ball between two Netherlands players during second-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Netherland's Lieke Martens, right, controls the ball as
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Netherland's Lieke Martens, right, controls the ball as China's Wu Haiyan (5) defends during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

The Netherlands' Lieke Martens (L) flies through the
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The Netherlands' Lieke Martens (L) flies through the air after colliding with her teammate Mandy Van Den Berg during the first half of their Group A football match against China at the FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINSGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

Netherland's Lieke Martens, right, and China's Wu Haiyan
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Netherland's Lieke Martens, right, and China's Wu Haiyan battle for the ball during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

China's Shanshan Wang(L) tries to keep control of
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China's Shanshan Wang(L) tries to keep control of the ball away from the Netherlands' Mandy Van Den Berg during the first half of their Group A football match at the FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINSGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands' Lieke Martens (L) and China's Haiyan
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The Netherlands' Lieke Martens (L) and China's Haiyan Wu head the ball during the first half of their Group A football match at the FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINSGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

Netherland's Danielle van de Donk controls the ball
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Netherland's Danielle van de Donk controls the ball between China Wu Haiyan (5) and a teammate during FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

China's Peng Han heads the ball away from
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China's Peng Han heads the ball away from the Netherlands' Danielle Van De Donk during the first half of their Group A football match at the FIFA Women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/GEOFF ROBINSGEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images

China's Li Dongna (6) heads the ball forward
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China's Li Dongna (6) heads the ball forward as Netherland's Lieke Martens defends during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

China's Wang Shanshan (9) and Netherlands Petra Hogewoning
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China's Wang Shanshan (9) and Netherlands Petra Hogewoning (5) battle for the ball during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

China's Tang Jiali (13) is blocked by Netherlands
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China's Tang Jiali (13) is blocked by Netherlands Sherida Spitse (8) during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

China's Wang Shanshan (9) and Netherlands' Mandy van
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China's Wang Shanshan (9) and Netherlands' Mandy van den Berg (4) battle for the ball during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Netherland's Sherida Spitse and China's Wang Shanshan battle
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Netherland's Sherida Spitse and China's Wang Shanshan battle for the ball during first-half FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game action in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11: A Chinese fan
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EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11: A Chinese fan waves his country's flag before the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada Group A match between China and Netherlands at Commonwealth Stadium on June 11, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)

China's Wang Shanshan (9) takes an overhead shot
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China's Wang Shanshan (9) takes an overhead shot on goal against Netherlands during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer match in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11: Wu Haiyan #5
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EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11: Wu Haiyan #5 of China and Danielle Van De Donk #10 of Netherlands battle for the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada Group A match between China and The Netherlands at Commonwealth Stadium on June 11, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)

EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11:Team China lines up
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EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11:Team China lines up for a team photo before the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada Group A match between China and The Netherlands at Commonwealth Stadium on June 11, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)

EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11:Team Netherlands lines up
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EDMONTON, AB - JUNE 11:Team Netherlands lines up for a team photo before the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada Group A match between China and Netherlands at Commonwealth Stadium on June 11, 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)

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