Colombia and France defeated Jamaica and Morocco to advance to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia-New Zealand 2023, setting up a four-way battle for the last four spots.
The winners of the England-Colombia, France-Australia (10th), Spain (6th)-Netherlands (9th), and Japan (11th)-Norway (12th) matches will advance to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup 2023.
Of the eight nations, five are represented by UEFA and two by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), with South America’s Colombia filling the remaining spot.
The quarterfinals to determine the four finalists will begin on Nov. 11.
Colombia, ranked 25th in the FIFA rankings, defeated Jamaica (43rd) 1-0 in the quarterfinals on Aug. 8 at Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Colombia, who were drawn in Group H with South Korea (No. 17), advanced to the round of 16 by topping their group and edging out Jamaica, who finished second in Group F, by one goal.
After a 0-0 first half, Catalina Usme scored the game-winner six minutes into the second half on a left-footed shot.
A ball from Ana Gusman was collected by Usme inside the penalty area and she finished with a left-footed shot. Usme also scored a penalty kick goal in the group stage match against South Korea.
Colombia, whose best finish at a Women’s World Cup was the Round of 16 in 2015, will face England (No. 4) in the quarterfinals.
In the next game, France (No. 5) defeated Morocco (No. 72) 4-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Morocco, the first Arab nation to qualify for the Women’s World Cup, defeated South Korea 1-0 in the group stage to reach the round of 16, but it was not enough for the French.온라인바카
Morocco also met France in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Men’s World Cup in Qatar last November, losing 0-2.
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