Australia earned a place in the women's final in Salou ©IFCPF

United States and Japan played out a draw in the International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football (IFCPF) Women’s World Cup group stage, with the result likely to see the former join Australia in the final.

Both teams headed into the match with six points, after winning two round robin contests at the Futbol Salou Field in Spain.

Japan had suffered a defeat in their third match, putting pressure on their team to secure a positive result against the US, who had played one game less.

Catarina Guimaraes scored her 10th goal in three matches for the US, giving her team a 35th minute lead in the contest.

An own goal from Cassidy Leake saw Japan draw level, with the match finishing 1-1.

The result left the US and Japan in second and third position in the standings on seven points, with the former having a superior goal difference of 30 to Japan’s seven.

Only a significant defeat in the final group match against Australia could prevent the US reaching the final.

Australia booked their place in the gold medal match with a third successive victory, overcoming hosts Spain 11-0.

Captain Georgia Beikoff scored six of her team’s goals in the dominant win, which saw Australia lead the table on nine points.

The Australian team, known as the ParaMatildas, was established by Football Australia in March.

The World Cup is their first competitive international tournament.

Australia are set to face the US in their final round robin match tomorrow, while Spain and the Netherlands will seek a first victory which would ensure a spot in the third-placed playoff.

Classification matches were held in the men’s tournament today.

The medal matches are scheduled to be held tomorrow, with Iran and Ukraine contesting the final.