In their last game, Norway came within just seven minutes of booking their place in the quarter-finals. Had it not been for Lisa De Vanna's leveller in the 1-1 draw with Australia, this final Group C encounter would have been a mere formality for the Scandinavians. Instead, despite looking well placed to qualify, Bjarne Berntsen's girls must stay focused for another 90 minutes because their already-eliminated opponents Ghana will be out to leave China on a high.

This match was initially scheduled for Shanghai on Wednesday but the onset of Typhoon Wipha prompted the decision by FIFA to reschedule it for 24 hours later in Hangzhou.

The game
Norway-Ghana, Hangzhou, Thursday 20 September, 17:00 (local time)

The stakes
While Ghana are already out, Norway will go through to the quarter-finals if they win or draw. Even a defeat would not prove fatal to their chances provided Australia beat Canada in the section's other match.

The players
After picking up an injury against Canada, Ghana's Yaa Avoe is unavailable but Norway will be at full stength.

The past
The two sides have never met before.

The words
Of the four halves we have played, I have been very satisfied with two of them: the second against Canada and the first against Australia. We were very clear that we had a tough group and we are very pleased to be in the position we are going into the last game. We have enjoyed it here in Hangzhou, we have been here since 1 September, and if we finish top of the group we hope that we'll be able to come back in the semi-finals - Bjarne Berntsen, Norway coach

My team is inexperienced, they are too young, but the ball is round, there are 11 on each side and each team has an equal chance. We will go in with confidence - Isaac Paha, Ghana coach