FIFAWWC: Morocco Defeat Colombia To Reach First Ever KnockOut Stage, Germany Exit Tournament [See Round Of 16 Fixtures]

Tournament debutantes, Morocco have defeated Colombia 1-0 and advanced to the knockout phase in a remarkable game of Group H fixtures that has seen pre-tournament favourites Germany knocked out.

Played at the HBF Park stadium in Perth, Australia, the Atlas Lionesses began the brighter of the two sides, enjoying more possession and looking the side more likely to score. However, clear-cut chances were few and far between in the first half.

But a goal from Anissa Lahmari in the 45+4min, just before the break, gave Morocco a historic Round of 16 place in it’s first ever Women’s World Cup.

Germany’s 0-0 draw with Korea Republic was also helpful, as the European giants Crashed out, pushing the North Africans, passage to the next round Against France on Tuesday, August 8th.

The result means, For the first time, Three African teams have qualify for the knockout phase of the world cup.

Against Korea Republic, Morocco became the first Arab team to win a match in the tournament history. They have now become the first to make it past the group stage.

Also, Morocco are the first African team to win two successive FIFA Women’s World Cup matches and the first to keep successive clean sheets.

ROUND OF 16 OF THE FIXTURE

Switzerland vs Spain

Netherlands vs South Africa

Sweden vs USA

England vs Nigeria

Australia vs Denmark

Colombia vs Jamaica

France vs Morocco

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