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Women’s World Cup: Africa’s last hope Morocco booted out

Africa will only watch other teams participate in the quarter-finals of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, following the exit of Morocco in an overwhelming 4-0 defeat to France.

The Atlas Lionesses were the only African side left in the competition when they took on favourites, France, on Tuesday, August 8.

Two other African teams South Africa and Nigeria who had also reached the round of 16, earlier crashed out against the Netherlands and England respectively.

The quarter-final fixtures are now complete; Spain will play against the Netherlands and Japan clash against Sweden on Friday, August 11, while hosts Australia will lock horns with France and England face Colombia on Saturday, August 12.

Nigeria remain Africa’s most successful team in the tournament’s history, participating in all nine editions, reaching the knockout stages thrice, and qualifying for the quarter-finals once in 1999.

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