Saturday, December 9, 2023

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Zambia bow out after defeat to Spain

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

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  1. Ladie, with time the disappointment and pain will disappear.
    What will remain, is skill and character.
    Most of us couldn’t make the team at school let alone a World cup.
    There will be better times ahead.
    Good luck and God bless!

  2. LOL 🤣 🤣🤣🤣. “BOWING OUT” is for those who had a chance to fight. Only serious teams with dignity bow out.

    These girls left the door open for high fives 🖐🏼🖐🏾🖐🏿 leading to 10 goals and soon to be 15 unanswered goals if we are not serious.

    Certainly Costa Rica will not want to go hame without a point but atleast they only allow in maximum 03 goals they are better suited to BOW out while continue being DRAGGED out! In a deserving fashion….

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