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2023 WWC: Zambia Set To Equal World Cup Record Ahead Clash With Japan

2023 WWC: Zambia Set To Equal World Cup Record Ahead Clash With Japan

Zambia’s Copper Queens will be hoping to equal an African record at the women’s World Cup, when they face Japan in today’s Group C match at this year’s edition.

Zambia will be making their debut at the World Cup when they clash with the 2011 World Cup winners.

A win for Zambia against Japan will see them equal the record set by the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon.

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They will become only the second team from Africa to win their first ever game at the World Cup  after Cameroon achieved the feat in 2015.

The Cameroonians opened their debut with a 6-0 win against Ecuador.

Meanwhile, this is Zambia’s second major appearance at a major tournament after they qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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  • Monkey Hunter 11 months ago

    Unfortunately, they haven’t created the winning record. Japan is currently destroying them. 4-0 down!

  • Baptism of fire.,,spain in same group right…it will be hard o

  • Caf should have allowed the super power in Africa when comes to women football.

    Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria are way better than Morocco, Zambia and south Africa. Being humiliated by 5 goals doesn’t show you to be number 3 in Africa.

    • 9jaRealist 11 months ago

      Didn’t Zambia draw Cameroon at the WAFCON? In fact, didn’t they beat the Super Falcons as well?

      • the team we took to that afwcon were not our best… the team i saw played with canada will beat anybody anyhow in africa

  • If not for the criminal zonal qualification formula, Ivory Coast and Ghana would have pushed for a place in this world cup.

    Zambia did thier best but we can see that their excellent pre-tournament preparations with high caliber friendlies failed to adequately prepare them for competing at this stage.

    I beat my chest confidently to say Ghana and Ivory Coast would not have been mercilessly taken to the sword like Zambia endured in the hands for Japan today.

    Sadly, I can’t make a case for Cameroon because they had two bites of the qualification cherry but they lost out to formidable Nigeria and then Portugal in the intercontinental playoffs, losing by a single goal on both occasions.

    I watched in horror as Japan tore Zambia to shreds. Time and again they perforated their defence with startling accuracy before delivering several kisses of death.

    When you see the way Nigeria played against Canada, you see how the team pulled together to maintain the structural integrity of their shape and formation.

    That level of organization and the penalty save sealed the deal.

    But Zambia allowed themselves to drawn into different directions before being decimated and dissected.

    But they will learn from this.

    If not distracted, Ghana and Ivory Coast are way too experienced to fall that flat.

    I hope CAF will finally dump the zonal qualification formula or else they will witness more African countries being embarrassed like Zambia was today.

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