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Jamaica Stuns Brazil in Women’s World Cup

South Africa pulled off a stunning 3-2 victory against Italy, securing their first-ever spot in the Round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup. In an incredible turn of events, Jamaica’s Women’s World Cup journey reached new heights as they advanced to the last 16 for the first time, leaving Brazil surprised after a goalless draw in a tense match at Melbourne’s Sophia Gardens. Despite Brazil’s control of the game, they couldn’t break through Jamaica’s resolute defense.

Jamaica made history at the FIFA Women’s World Cup by holding favorites Brazil to a goalless draw and progressing to the second round of the competition. In the dying moments of stoppage time, Thembi Kgatlana delivered a game-winning goal for South Africa, sealing a 3-2 victory and propelling her team into the Round of 16 for the first time at the Women’s World Cup. The Reggae Girlz showcased an impressive defensive performance, adding another chapter of success to their remarkable campaign.

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Despite attempting eighteen shots, with eight on target, the Brazilians were unable to get past Jamaica’s goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer. Before the tournament, the island nation was considered one of the lower-ranked teams and was not expected to advance from a group that included France and Brazil. Kgatlana’s crucial score off a pass from Hildah Magaia in the box answered a game-tying goal in the 74th minute during Group G action in Wellington, New Zealand.

Jamaica Stuns Brazil in Women's World Cup

Manager Lorne Donaldson expressed his team’s excitement and satisfaction, highlighting that this was the farthest they had ever come in the prestigious tournament. Brazil had many opportunities, but their execution fell short, failing to trouble Spencer with all their attempts. Nevertheless, after holding France in their first match and defeating Panama in their second, Jamaica delivered their best performance by frustrating Brazil, resulting in Brazil’s elimination from the tournament with a third-place finish, as reported by Kion546.com.

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Italy (1-0-2), who only needed a draw to advance, managed to equalize 2-all with Arianna Caruso’s second goal from a corner. Despite several attempts to take the lead, South Africa (1-1-1) held firm. Reflecting on their previous appearance in the 2019 World Cup, Donaldson recalled that they were newcomers to the event and content with merely participating. Jamaica proceeded to the next round with five points, having secured a draw against group leaders France and Brazil, and a victory against Panama.

In 2008, the Jamaica female national team disbanded due to a lack of funds to support the Reggae Girls. However, this time around, they adopted a different approach, setting ambitious goals and proving that nothing was impossible with the right mindset and determination. After a strong start with a 4-0 win against Panama, they suffered a 2-1 loss to France and were officially out after today’s draw.

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