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Cameroon safe their berth for France 2019

Cameroon qualify for second straight FIFA Ladies’s World Cup Friday’s Four-2 win over Mali secured their ticket to France 2019 Les Lionnes be par...

 
  • Cameroon qualify for second straight FIFA Ladies’s World Cup
  • Friday’s Four-2 win over Mali secured their ticket to France 2019
  • Les Lionnes be part of Nigeria and South Africa in claiming Africa’s three qualification locations

Cameroon claimed Africa’s third and remaining qualification place for the FIFA Ladies’s World Cup France 2019™ after incomes a Four-2 victory over Mali within the match for third place on the CAF Ladies’s Africa Cup of Nations Ghana 2018 on Friday.

It was Cameroon that bought out to a two-goal benefit following a pair of targets from Ninon Abena. She gave Les Lionnes the lead simply after the half-hour mark earlier than registering her second of the match on 40 minutes.

Undeterred, Mali restored parity in Cape Coast. Fatoumata Diarra halved the deficit simply earlier than half-time, than an personal purpose by Cameroon’s Aurelle Awona drew Les Aiglonnes stage on 56 minutes.

That solely prompted Cameroon to re-claim the lead, with Gabrielle Onguene hanging residence the winner on 62 minutes. In second half stoppage time, Christine Manie scored a fourth purpose to make sure their ticket for France 2019.

This might be Cameroon’s second straight look at a Ladies’s World Cup, having debuted on this stage at Canada 2015. They be part of Nigeria and South Africa in claiming Africa’s three qualification spots for subsequent yr’s world finals.

On Saturday, Nigeria and South Africa will contest the ultimate of Ghana 2018 in Accra.

Star strikers safe full home for Europe

 

THE DAY REPLAYED – With the notable exception of the holders, European groups have been faring decidedly nicely at Russia 2018. At the moment’s trio of wins for Sweden, Belgium and England ensured that, of the 13 matches they’ve been concerned in to this point, groups from the Outdated Continent have misplaced only one.

Harry Kane’s late winner in opposition to Tunisia boosted the European contingent’s factors haul but additional, and accomplished the second double of the day after Romelu Lukaku’s earlier brace for the Belgians.

In all three of the matches on Day 5, it took second-half objectives to safe deserved wins. For Sweden, Andreas Granqvist’s penalty was their first at this event since Henrik Larsson’s 90th-minute equaliser in opposition to England in 2006. It was additionally not more than they deserved in opposition to a Korea Republic aspect that ended the match with out having registered a single shot on course.

Later, Belgium endured a troublesome first half in opposition to debutants Panama earlier than their class instructed within the form of three luxurious second-half objectives. Lukaku grabbed two of them, however the decide of the bunch got here when Dries Mertens scored a screamer of a first-time volley, serving to prolong Belgium’s unbeaten run to a formidable 20 matches. Solely Spain (21) at present boast a greater streak in worldwide soccer.

Then, one other star striker got here up trumps as Kane struck twice to sink Tunisia, changing into the primary England participant since Gary Lineker in 1990 to attain a World Cup brace.

Do you know?
Previous to at this time, Sweden had not received their opening match at a FIFA World Cup™ in six a long time. In 1958, as with at this time, they made a profitable begin due to a penalty scored by their captain and No4, Nils Liedholm.

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