All African eyes will be on Nigeria and Cameroon in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup currently underway in France.

Nigeria and Cameroon are the only two African representatives remaining in the tournament after debutants South Africa were eliminated in the first round.

The Super Falcons will take on two-time champions Germany in the last 16 match scheduled for this evening (Saturday, 22 June), while the Cameroonians will go to toe against England tomorrow (Sunday, 23 June).

 

FIXTURES FOR THE ROUND OF LAST 16:

22/6/19

Norway vs Australia

Germany vs Nigeria

 

23/6/19

England vs Cameroon

France vs Brazil

 

24/6/19

Spain vs USA

Sweden vs Canada

 

25/6/19

Italy vs China

Netherlands vs Japan

 

The 2019 tournament is the 8thedition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which started in 1991.

Only four nations have won this competition – USA (3x), Germany (2x), Japan and Norway.

The four best third-placed teams from the six groups advance to the knockout stage along with the six group winners and six runners-up.

 

Here are the qualified countries for the last 16:

Group A:

France

Norway

Nigeria

 

Group B:

Germany

Spain

China PR

 

Group C:

Italy

Australia

Brazil

 

Group D:

England

Japan

 

Group E:

Netherlands

Canada

Cameroon

 

Group F:

USA

Sweden

 

ELIMINATED COUNTRIES AFTER GROUP STAGES:

GROUP A:

South Korea

 

GROUP B:

South Africa

 

GROUP C:

Jamaica

 

GROUP D:

Argentina

Scotland

 

GROUP E:

New Zealand

 

GROUP F:

Chile

Thailand

 

GROUP A RESULTS:

France           4 – 0        South Korea

Norway          3 – 0        Nigeria

Nigeria          2 – 0        South Korea

France          2 – 1        Norway

Nigeria          0 – 1        France

S. Korea       1 – 2 Norway

 

Group A GP W D L Pts
1. France 3 3 0 0 9
2. Norway 3 2 0 1 6
3. Nigeria 3 1 0 2 3
4. Korea Republic 3 0 0 3 0

 

GROUP B RESULTS:

Germany               1 – 0        China

Spain                     3 – 1        South Africa

Germany               1 – 0        Spain

South Africa          0 – 1        China

South Africa         0 – 4        Germany

China                   0 – 0        Spain

 

Group B GP W D L Pts
1. Germany 3 3 0 0 9
2. Spain 3 1 1 1 4
3. China 3 1 1 1 4
4. South Africa 3 0 0 3 0

 

GROUP C RESULTS:

Australia               1 – 2        Italy

Brazil                    3 – 0        Jamaica

Australia               3 – 2        Brazil

Jamaica                0 – 5        Italy

Jamaica                1 – 4        Australia

Italy                       0 – 1        Brazil

 

Group C GP W D L Pts
1. Italy 3 2 0 1 6
2. Australia 3 2 0 1 6
3. Brazil 3 2 0 1 6
4. Jamaica 3 0 0 3 0

 

GROUP D RESULTS:

England               2 – 1        Scotland

Argentina             0 – 0        Japan

Japan                  2 – 1        Scotland

England               1 – 0        Argentina

Japan                  0 – 2        England

Scotland              3 – 3        Argentina

 

Group D GP W D L Pts
1. England 3 3 0 0 9
2. Japan 3 1 1 1 4
3. Argentina 3 0 2 1 2
4. Scotland 3 0 1 2 1

 

GROUP E RESULTS:

Canada               1 – 0        Cameroon

New Zealand      0 – 1        Netherlands

Netherlands        3 – 1        Cameroon

Canada               2 – 0        New Zealand

Netherlands        2 – 1        Canada

Cameroon           2 – 1        New Zealand

 

Group E GP W D L Pts
1. Netherlands 3 3 0 0 9
2. Canada 3 2 0 1 6
3. Cameroon 3 1 0 2 3
4. New Zealand 3 0 0 3 0

 

GROUP F RESULTS:

Chile                   0 – 2        Sweden

USA                    13 – 0     Thailand

Sweden              5 – 1        Thailand

USA                    3 – 0        Chile

Sweden              0 – 2        USA

Thailand             0 – 2        Chile

 

Group F GP W D L Pts
1. USA 3 3 0 0 9
2. Sweden 3 2 0 1 6
3. Chile 3 1 0 2 3
4. Thailand 3 0 0 3 0

 

 

TOP SCORERS:

Morgan Alex (USA) 5

Sam Kerr (Australia) 5

Christiane Rozeira (Brazil) 4

Cristina Girelli (Italy) 3

Carll Lloyd    (USA)     3

Ellen White (England) 3

Wendle Renard (France)3

Rose Lavelle ( USA) 2

Samantha Mewis ( USA) 2

Eugenie Le Sommer (France) 2

Aurora Galli  (Italy) 2

Barbara Bonasea (Italy) 2

Jennifer Hermoso (Spain) 2

Miedema (Neth.) 2

Kosovare Asllani (Sweden) 2

Daebrtz (Germany) 2

Marta ( Brazil) 2

Ajara Nchout( Cameroon) 2

Lindsey Goran(USA) 2

 

56 players have a goal each

(Including Banyana Banyana’s Thembi Kgatlana)

 

STATISTICS

  • Matches played:            36 of 52
  • Total goals scored:        106
  • Most goals in a match:   13-0 (USA vs Thailand)
  • Goalless draws:             China vs Spain; Argentina v Japan
  • Yellow Cards:                84
  • Red Cards:                    2 (South Africa and Nigeria)
  • Average goals/match:   2.9

 

Goals by country:

18 – USA

8 –    Australia

7 – France, Italy, Sweden

6 – Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Brazil

5 – England, Scotland

4 – Canada

3 – Argentina, Cameroon, Spain

2 – Nigeria, Chile, Japan

1 – Jamaica, New Zealand, Thailand, South Africa, China

 

Goals conceded:

20 – Thailand

12 – Jamaica

8 – South Africa, South Korea

7 – Scotland

5 – Australia, Chile, Sweden, New Zealand, Cameroon

4 – Nigeria, Argentina

3 – Norway,

2 – Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Canada

1 – France, China, England

0 – Germany, USA

 

Five countries managed to win all their group stage matches:

  • Hosts France
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • England
  • USA

 

While five others lost all their games:

  • South Korea
  • South Africa
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • Thailand

 

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