France 2019: Cameroon Edge Out New Zealand To Advance; Prolong Super Falcons Nervy Wait For Status Confirmation

France 2019: Cameroon Edge Out New Zealand To Advance;  Prolong Super Falcons Nervy Wait For Status Confirmation

Cameroon’s Indomitable Lionesses have qualified for the Round of 16 of the ongoing 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France after their Thursday’s 2-1 win against New Zealand in Group E proved enough to qualify them as one of the best four third-place teams, Completesports.com reports.

Before Thursday’s matches, Nigeria (4 points, Argentina (2 points), Cameroon (0 point), New Zealand (0 point) were in the running for the two remaining tickets among the four best third-place/teams.

Brazil, with six points, in Group C and China, with four points from Group, were the first two teams to advance to the Round of 16 as third-place sides.

Cameroon 2-1 New Zealand

Ajara Nchout was the Lionesses’ heroine , netting a brace that secured their win in the explosive encounter. Nchout scored the curtain-raiser in the 57th minute . New Zealand equalized through Aurelle Awona’s own goal in the 80th minute.

The match seemed heading for a draw, in favour of Nigeria, but player-of-the match, Nchout pounced again just five minutes into time added on for stoppages (95th minute) for the goal that kept Cameroon in the tournament.


The Super Falcons of Nigeria would have advanced had the match ended in draw. Cameroon tied with Nigeria on three points, but the Indomitable Lionesses have better goal difference and better disciplinary record.

Super Falcons will now hope that the result of Group F match between Thailand and Chile later tonight favours them.

Chile can only advance ahead of the Super Falcons if they beat Thailand with a diffence of three goals. The South Americans have better disciplinary record which is an edge against Thomas Dennerby’s team should they tie on points and goal difference.

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  • Ololo 5 years ago

    This is really dangerous. FIFA needs to rethink in regard to the rule. Cameroon had Canada, Netherland(2 world cup participation) and minor New Zealand.. So this group is relatively weaker than the group of death Nigeria fall into.. Scoring two goals in such a group is far greater than the three goals Cameroon had in theirs.. And if a team like chile who have not been able to score any goal so far manages three against a minor team like Thailand playing for their first time go through then is not fair at all

  • I predict a draw in the ongoing Thailand vs Chile match in favour of my darling Super Falcons and so shall it be.

  • Chairmanfemi 5 years ago

    No way for Cameroon! I believe Chile won’t win Thailand with a 4 goal margin so the battle will then be between Nigeria and Cameroon and H-2-H will be used and Nigeria proceeds. Hola! Super Falcons

  • Cameroon has qualified sitting at no3 in the ranking of third-placed teams while Falcons is at no4. Hoping the result of the ongoing match between Thailand and Chile will favour the Falcons.

  • Obidee 5 years ago

    Poster who said Nigeria has four point…abeg Nigeria has three point and waiting patiently to see how far abt them making it to next round

  • tartan 5 years ago

    Germany VS NIgeria Round of 16

  • Nigeria goes through.
    Up Super Falcons.

  • congratulations to the super falcons on Naija,Nigeria vs England,round of 16…

  • Our sf will swallow germany,thank u jesus for this qualification 

    • Ara Nkita 5 years ago

      Una don start o.
      Abeg no put undue pressure on this girls o.

  • Our saviour is the thailand goalkeeper. That match was tensed. Well i hope the falcons take advantage of this

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