World Cup heartbreak for Cameroon as Lionesse bow to Portugal
Cameroon suffered a heartbreaking 1-2 intercontinental Girls’s World Cup playoff ultimate loss to Portugal on the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton on Wednesday, February 22.
Gabriel Zabo tutored Indomitable Lioness gave their extra fancied Portuguese opponents a very good combat however will miss the FIFA Girls’s World Cup spot after conceding from a stoppage time spot-kick to lose 1-2.
Cameroon was aiming to succeed in a 3rd consecutive Girls’s World Cup match when the FIFA Girls’s World Cup will get underway in Australia and New Zealand, from July 20 to August 20, 2023.
Cameroon defeated Thailand 2-0 to succeed in the Intercontinental playoff ultimate.
Within the ultimate recreation, it was Portugal who managed proceedings and duly took a primary half lead by means of Gomes.
Within the second half, Cameroon got here out of the blocks and attacked extra. With the introduction of Onguene, Mbeleck and Abam, Cameroon piled stress on the Portuguese.
The Lionesse had the ball within the internet through Abam’s fantastic end however it was dominated out for offside.
Cameroon will lastly get the equalizer with a minute of standard time left. Ajara magically turned to fireside residence the equalizer within the 89th minute.
With scores stage at 1-1 and the clock ticking away, Portugal mounted a harmful assault, resulting in a shot that caught the elbow of Estelle Johnson.
After a VAR verify, the Portuguese have been awarded a penalty.
Carole Costa stepped as much as convert from 18-yards to seal a 1-2 victory for Portugal who’ve certified for his or her first-ever FIFA Girls’s World Cup.
A heartbreaking finish for the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon.