Jenni Hermoso and Alba Redondo scored twice as Spain thrashed Zambia in a Group C FIFA Women’s World Cup match on Wednesday.
The 5-0 defeat sees Zambia eliminated from the tournament with Monday’s match against Costa Rica a formality.
Zambia coach Bruce Mwape only made change from the opening day 5-0 defeat to Japan with Nkwazi goalkeeper Eunice Sakala replacing the suspended Catherine Musonda.
Teresa Abelleira gave the Spaniards a the lead in the ninth after she drove in a stunning strike from distance.
Hermoso doubled the lead just four minutes later to leave the Copper Queens helpless.
After the break, a brace from Redondo and a goal Hermoso sealed the victory for Spain.
With two defeats at the tournament, and having conceded 10 goals in 180 minutes, it’s been a big learning curve for Zambia.
Zambia XI v Spain: Eunice Sakala – Margret Belemu, Lushomo Mweemba (Vast Phiri 76′), Agnes Musesa – Susan Banda, Ireen Lungu (Mary Wilombe 37′), Evarine Katongo (Lubanji Ochumba 76′) – Xiomara Mapepa (Aveil Chitundu 37′), Barbra Banda, Racheal Kundananji