Women’s World Cup 2023: A first day to quickly forget for Africans – Football – Sport News Africa
The 4 African representatives performed their first day of the 2023 Girls’s World Cup. And the least we are able to say is that it’s not very well-known. Zambia and Morocco have discovered classes, South Africa has been naive and Nigeria not conquering sufficient.
Morocco didn’t exist towards Germany.
Morocco dreamed of the World Cup. The Atlas Lionesses imagined maybe a course as honorable because the Lions who reached the semi-finals of the Males’s World Cup in Qatar a couple of months in the past. Their beginnings are sadly nightmarish. It have to be mentioned that destiny didn’t spare Moroccan ladies. They certainly made their first at this 2023 Girls’s World Cup towards among the best nations within the historical past of girls’s soccer: Germany, twice world champion (2003 and 2007).
The Germans had been ruthless. Shortly, they confirmed that the distinction in stage was nonetheless abysmal. They received 6-0. Alexandra Popp presents herself a double (eleventh and thirty ninth). Klara Buhl scores the third purpose simply after coming back from the locker room (forty sixth). Then Hanane (54th) and Mrabel (79th) rating in their very own purpose. Earlier than Léa Shuller closed the rating at 6-0 in the beginning of extra time. For the 2nd day, Morocco will attempt to stand up towards South Korea.
Zambia additionally made its debut on this planet excessive mass. And he or she will not quickly overlook it. The Coopers Queens suffered horrible hazing from Japan. A clear and flawless manita (5-0). Nigeria and South Africa, a bit of extra skilled, began this Girls’s World Cup 2023 a bit higher. The Nigerians drew 0-0 towards Canada. It is not that unhealthy a end result for Nigeria because the Canadians are the reigning Olympic champions.
No worse than the 2019 Girls’s World Cup
The opposite African choice, South Africa, additionally confronted Sweden, the reigning Olympic vice-champion. The Banyana Banyana may have left at the very least with a draw. They opened the scoring on a Magaia achievement. Nonetheless, the Swedes took management because of targets from Rolfo (sixty fifth) and Ilestedt (ninetieth).
Ultimately, Africa comes out of this 1time day of the 2023 Girls’s World Cup with 1 draw, 3 defeats, 13 targets conceded and only one scored. Nonetheless, it’s no worse than in 2019 in the previous edition. After the opening day 4 years in the past, South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon had all misplaced. If the Cameroonians and the Nigerians had been in a position to stand up behind and seize a spot of “greatest third” with the intention to qualify in 8e within the remaining, the South Africans had recorded 3 losses and mentioned goodbye to the competitors.
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