South Africa were eliminated from the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup following their 2-0 loss to the Netherland
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup finalist were up and running after just 9 minutes on the clock. Jill Roord pounced on a ball not properly dealt with from a cross not dealt with properly to stab home from close range.
The goal was the fourth one for the Wolfsburg forward this tournament and the fifth overall at a FIFA Women’s World cup, making her the Netherlands all time leading goal scorer at the tournament.
The 9th minute effort by Roord was also the difference between both sides at the break. South Africa had a number of chances and er very much in the contest at the Sydney football stadium. They failed to take any of those chances as the first half came to an end
9 minutes after the restart, Lieke Mertens thought she had extended the Dutch’s lead but her goal did not stand. She was spotted in an offside position when she struck.
However, the Netherlands got the elusive second goathat gave them a safe cushion going into the final minutes of play. The goal arrived in the 68th minutes thanks to Lineth Beerensteyn,. South Africa’s goal keeper Kaylin Swart ought to have claim the ball easily but she somewhat let it pass her and into the net.
The Dutch went to to seal a quarter final place following the conclusion of the game.