Home / Football / Women’s World Cup Catch-up – Day Eleven

Women’s World Cup Catch-up – Day Eleven

View image | gettyimages.com

The Sports Lowdown’s definitive Women’s World Cup catch-up continues as Day 11 saw the final games in Groups C and D. Who has the chance to progress further in Canada 2015?


In a dramatic second half showing Cameroon fought back to claim victory against Switzerland and group C’s runners-up spot.

The game was an entertaining contest as both teams pushed forward at every opportunity but it was Marina Voss-Tecklenberg’s side who went ahead after Ana Maria Crnogorcevic slotted home from near the penalty spot following fellow forward Ramona Bachmann’s pass.

But the Cameroon’s soon leveled the match in the second half when Gabrielle Onguene’s sweetly hit strike found the back of the net from 18 yards out.

Then Player of the Match, Onguene set up Madeleine Ngono Mani’s winning header after a dynamic run to put Les Lioness into the lead.

Edwin Ngachu’s Cameroon will now face Group A runners-up China PR in Edmonton, Whilst Switzerland are hoping that they have done enough to progress as one of the best 3rd placed teams.


Thalmann, Rinast, Maritz, Kuster, Moser ©, Walti, Bachmann, Dickenmann (Remund 80), Crnogorcevic, Kiwic (Bernauer 65), Humm (Aigbogun 69).


Ndom, Manie ©, Nchout (Ngono Mani 57), Ejangue, Francine (Ngani 87), Onguene (Akaba 90+2), Feudjio, Yango, Awona, Tcheno, Enanagmouit.



Japan completed Group C will maximum points after claiming a narrow victory over the already eliminated Ecuadorians in Winnipeg.

At first it looked as if yet another big scoreline was on the cards as the Nadeshiko took an early lead when forward Yuki Omgi managed to get the last touch following Japanese captain Aya Miyama’s effort had crashed off the underside of Ecuador’s crossbar in the 5th minute.

Japan continued to surge forward but were unable to trouble Ecuador’s goalkeeper and after Yuika Sugasawa’s audacious overhead kick hit the woodwork and Berruz had saved Mama Iwabuchi’s effort from point blank range, it looked as if Norio Sasaki’s side would not add to their total.

Group C winners Japan will now take on the 3rd best team from group A, B or F, whilst Ecuador are going home but now with heads held higher after a very respectable scoreline against the reigning World Champions.


Berruz, Ortiz, Aguilar, Olvera, Ponce, Rodriguez, Vasquez (Riera 90), Quinteros (Caicedo 83), Moreira ©, Real, Pesantes.


Fukumoto, Sameshima, Miyama ©, Sawa, Ohno (Nagasato 75), Tanaka, Sugasawa (Iwabuchi 80), Ogmi, Ariyoshi, Kawamura, Kitahara (Kamionobe 46).

Australia Women Cameroon Women Ecuador Women Group C Group D Japan Women Nigeria Women Sweden Women Switzerland Women USA Women Women's World Cup

About Darran Dean


Check Also

leyton orient ground

League Two Review: 30 January

Embed from Getty Images The final weekend of League Two action in January comes to ...