The Jamaican crew gave the large shock up to now 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 objective in added time from the South African Thembi Kgatlana.
Brazil wanted to beat the Caribbean crew of their final sport to get into the highest 16, however they couldn’t do it in opposition to an opponent who had already been in a position to cease a candidate like France and who additionally managed to outlive a extra degree theoretical crew, 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 mission led by the Swedish Pia Sundhage.
However Jamaica, quantity 43 within the FIFA rating, was in a position to return to depart a clear sheet for the third consecutive sport, surviving the siege of the ‘canarinha’, who dominated the sport, however who lacked somewhat extra ability within the meters finals by going unscored for the primary time in a gaggle stage match.
Brazil loved a few good possibilities within the first 45 minutes in opposition to an opponent who devoted himself above all to defending, whereas within the second half, Pia Sundhage’s crew saved making an attempt, however the passing of the minutes was weighing on them and Though she loved some likelihood, she couldn’t obtain the objective 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 move the group stage, completed second in a Group F commanded by France that overcame an preliminary scare within the type of an early objective from Panama (Marta Cox) to finish up thrashing 6-3 with a hat-trick from Kadidiatou Diani. The French and Jamaicans now await the result of Group H this Thursday, the place Colombia leads forward of Germany.
Alternatively, in Group G there was additionally shock as Italy, a quarter-finalist 4 years in the past, was neglected of the spherical of 16 after dropping to South Africa 3-2 because of a objective within the 92nd minute by Thembi Kgatlana. Arianna Caruso signed each Italian objectives, whereas Benedetta Orsi, an personal objective, and Hildah Magaia, scored the opposite two for the South African crew for the primary time in crosses of their second look.
The African crew will meet within the spherical of 16 in opposition to the Netherlands, present runner-up on the earth, whereas Sweden will accomplish that in opposition to america. The Swedes, who have been already first within the group, prevailed 2-0 (Rebecka Blomqvist and Elin Rubensson) in opposition to an Argentina that has but to win a match in a World Cup.