The Jamaican female National team made some sort of history after holding the much fancied France to a Goalless affair at the Sydney football Stadium.
After losing all their opening three games at the last World Cup in 2019, the Jamaicans picked up their first ever point in a FIFA Women’s World Cup after frustrating the 5th highest ranked team in the world.
Infact, the Reggae Girls were that resolute that it took Herve Renard’s girls 36 minutes to register some sort of chance only for Kadidiatou Diani to see her effort kept out by Rebecca Spencer in goal for Jamaica.
Despite starting the second half strongly France could find the desired breakthrough as their opponents held firm with even a man down late on to secure a historic point following the conclusion of the game
Earlier on, the Netherlands began their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup quest with a slender 1-0 win over Portugal in a game played at the Forsyth Stadium in Dunedin.
Aiming to go all the way this time following a second place finish at the last World Cup in 2019, the Oranje ladies were the dominant outfit for most parts of the game.
Stephanie van der Gragt scored what turned out to be the decider as early as the 13th minutes, earning them the points at the end of the encounter. The win took them to second, a place behind Group E winners United States, who defeated Vietnam the other day.