The Jamaican workforce gave the large shock thus far this Wednesday within the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and left Brazil out of the spherical of 16, a spherical that Italy won’t contact both due to a purpose in added time from the South African Thembi Kgatlana.
Brazil wanted to beat the Caribbean workforce of their final recreation to get into the highest 16, however they couldn’t do it towards an opponent who had already been capable of cease a candidate like France and who additionally managed to outlive a extra degree theoretical workforce, who Though he had not managed to shine within the final World Cup occasions, he dreamed of being the protagonist once more with the brand new venture led by the Swedish Pia Sundhage.
However Jamaica, quantity 43 within the FIFA rating, was capable of return to go away a clear sheet for the third consecutive recreation, surviving the siege of the ‘canarinha’, who dominated the sport, however who lacked a bit of extra talent within the meters finals by going unscored for the primary time in a bunch stage match.
Brazil loved a few good possibilities within the first 45 minutes towards an opponent who devoted himself above all to defending, whereas within the second half, Pia Sundhage’s workforce saved making an attempt, however the passing of the minutes was weighing on them and Though she loved some probability, she couldn’t obtain the purpose that gave her the ticket to the qualifiers, in what was additionally a tragic farewell for the veteran Marta, who began as a starter and stated goodbye to her sixth, and doubtless final, World Cup.
Jamaica, the primary Caribbean nation to go the group stage, completed second in a Group F commanded by France that overcame an preliminary scare within the type of an early purpose from Panama (Marta Cox) to finish up thrashing 6-3 with a hat-trick from Kadidiatou Diani. The French and Jamaicans now await the end result of Group H this Thursday, the place Colombia leads forward of Germany.
Then again, in Group G there was additionally shock as Italy, a quarter-finalist 4 years in the past, was ignored of the spherical of 16 after shedding to South Africa 3-2 due to a purpose within the 92nd minute by Thembi Kgatlana. Arianna Caruso signed each Italian targets, whereas Benedetta Orsi, an personal purpose, and Hildah Magaia, scored the opposite two for the South African workforce for the primary time in crosses of their second look.
The African workforce will meet within the spherical of 16 towards the Netherlands, present runner-up on the earth, whereas Sweden will accomplish that towards the US. The Swedes, who have been already first within the group, prevailed 2-0 (Rebecka Blomqvist and Elin Rubensson) towards an Argentina that has but to win a match in a World Cup.