The Copper Queens become the first African nation to exit the 2023 FIFA Women’s World following their poor debut in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Zambia who failed to win any of their two group C encounters exited the tournament as the poorest performing nation following 5-0 and 5-0 defeats suffered against Japan and Spain respectively.
Their exit was confirmed after losing to Spain by 5 goals to nothing this morning.
In today’s game, Spain took the lead in the first half of the game through Teresa Abelleira and Jenifer Hermoso’s 9th and 13th-minute strikes – ending the first half at a 2-0 score line.
Spain continued their dominance over the Copper Queens in the second half after Redondo Ferrer and Jenifer Hormoso in the 74th and 87th minutes completed their braces – aiding their country to a 5-0 emphatic win at Eden Park (Auckland).
Zambia with umpteen goals conceded and without reducing goals deficit sits at the bottom of Group C with Zero points; they sit below Costa Rica who also lost both games in the group with no goal or points earned.
Regardless of the outcome results from the game between Zambia and Costa Rica on the 31, Monday both nation’s exits have been confirmed.
Japan and Spain with six points obtained respectively advance to the knock round of the World Cup.