Norway’s defense is bad. I agree 100% about what the refs are allowing. China brutalized Germany and Scotland was quite aggressive too against England.Two more thoughts...
1. Norway is no joke. Play beautiful soccer. Midfield more skilled than USA and I'd put them right up there with Canada's midfield.
2. I am shocked how seldom the referees are issuing yellow cards. It's ridiculous how many reckless challenges are being allowed without cards and sometimes without whistles. The women's game more resembles NFL than the men's--concussions, broken legs, torn ACLs. I don't remember thinking the same for any men's soccer tourney (quite the opposite actually - too much simulation/diving/Neymars). Referees have the power to dictate whether games will be decided on skill or brutality. Love seeing the female refs, but they gotta have the "balls" to keep these women playing soccer, not rugby.