Already eliminated, Zambia beat Costa Rica (2-1) this Monday, for its last group match of the 2023 Women’s World Cup. For its part, Japan humiliated Spain (4-0) and finished first this same hen C.
Group C of the 2023 Women’s World Cup delivered its verdict this Monday morning, with the last matches played simultaneously. Already eliminated from the competition, after its defeats in the first two days against Japan (5-0) and Spain (5-0), Zambia leaves the tournament through the front door. Indeed, the Zambians, who participated for the first time in their history in the CDM, men and women combined, won their first and only victory against Costa Rica (3-1).
Lushomo Mweemba (3rd), Barbra Banda (31st) on penalty and Racheal Kundananji (90th+3) also scored the first three goals for their selection in a World Cup. Costa Rica, also already eliminated before the match, reduced the gap to the score by Melissa Herrera (48th). With this victory, Zambia finished third in Group C and left the Australian and New Zealand tournament with honors. For their part, the Costa Ricans are last with zero points.
Japan crushes Spain and finishes 1st
Still in this same Group C, Japan faced Spain, two nations already qualified, for first place. To everyone’s surprise, the Japanese crushed the Spanish in a big 4-0 victory. The goals of the match were scored by Miyazawa (12th, 40th), Ueki (29th) and Tanaka (83rd). The country of the rising sun therefore finishes 1st in its group and will face Norway in the round of 16. For its part, La Roja, 2nd, will face Switzerland.