Action continued at the IBSA Goalball International Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Fort Wayne ©IBSA

United States women remain on course to qualify for next year's Paralympic Games after qualifying for the quarter-finals of the  International Blind Sports Federation Goalball International Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Fort Wayne.

The US beat Finland 9-1 at the Turnstone Centre in a tournament where the top in both the men and women's events will qualify for Tokyo 2020. 

Canada, Finland, Ukraine and Greece will all play for survival in the tournament on Saturday (6 July).

In group X Israel and China are still level at the top on 15 points each, with Israel leading on goal difference.

They got their day underway well with a 9-0 win over Australia before overcoming Spain 10-0 in the afternoon.

China, meanwhile, beat Germany 6-3 to win their fifth game in a row.

With the top four teams from each group securing a quarter-final spot, Australia and Great Britain will also advance.

Recovering from their loss to Israel, Australia bagged three points with a 6-1 win over South Korea. 

Britain beat Germany 9-3 to move to the knockout stages.

In the men’s tournament, China top pool B but the US, Ukraine and South Korea are also through to the quarter-finals.

South Korea lost to 11-4 to China but had done enough in their earlier games to hold on to a top four position in the group.

America beat South Korea 14-5 and drew 5-5 with Spain. 

Ukraine lost 6-3 to China but picked themselves up later in the day to finish 5-5 against Finland.

In pool A Turkey and reigning Paralympic champions Lithuania go through. 

Turkey overcame Argentina 9-5 whilst Lithuania squeezed past Greece 8-5.

The other two quarter final places are firmly up for grabs in the group with a potential four teams – Argentina, Czech Republic, Sweden and Canada all needing wins on the final day of pool play tomorrow.

Sweden kept their campaign going after successfully protesting the result of their 8-7 loss to Czech Republic. 

The outcome meant they replayed the last 17.3 seconds of the match.

Fatmir Seremeti found the back of the net to end the game 7-7 and hand Sweden one point to keep their hopes in the competition alive.