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Women’s World Cup 2023 – Friendlies: Nigeria wins as Zambia and Morocco stall

The African selections continue their preparation for the Women’s World Cup 2023. Several friendly matches were scheduled in recent days. In difficulties for some time, Nigeria has regained confidence and victory. Zambia on the other hand, suffered two heavy defeats while Morocco recorded its first defeat of the year. South Africa also lost.

Nigeria bounces back, South Africa beat Serbia

Two friendly matches were on the menu for the Super Falcons of Nigeria. And they did not disappoint. After having disposed of Haiti (2-1), the teammates of Asisat Oshoala made only a mouthful of New Zealand (3-0), co-hosts of the Women’s World Cup. A good omen for the Nigerians who were in full doubt for some time. Fourth in the last Women’s Cup of Nations, they had recorded a seventh consecutive defeat against Colombia in a friendly. They put an end to this series, winning against Costa Rica. But everything seems to be going well for the nine-time African champions. At the World Cup 2023, Nigeria inherited group B with Canada, Australia and Ireland.

South Africa faced Serbia. Despite the defeat, the Banyana Banyana were not ridiculous. The African champions even held their own against the Serbians. But the latter won on the wire (3-2).

Morocco slowed down

Morocco was amazing during the last games, and was facing two European teams. And the Lionesses of the Atlas suffered two setbacks. They were first defeated by the Czech Republic (2-0) before being beaten by Romania (1-0), this Tuesday, April 11. For its first participation in the Women’s World Cup 2023, Morocco will face Germany, South Korea and Colombia in group H

Zambia swept by South Korea

Zambia was in South Korea for a double confrontation. And the Cooper Queens were beaten by the South Koreans in the first game (5-2). The hostesses did it again, this Tuesday for the second act (5-0). Two heavy defeats for the Zambians at three months of the World Cup. Zambia is in group C with Spain, Japan and Costa Rica.

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