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SPORTS | 22-06-2019 10:02

Historic WC despite elimination for Argentina

Though the Argentina women’s national football team have been eliminated from the World Cup, they leave France having made history.

Argentina exited this World Cup, as in all their previous appearances, in the group stage. However, this time they do it having earned their first two World Cup points in the team’s history.

Argentine footballers cried with joy after they pulled off a shocking 0-0 draw against the Japanese side who won the 2011 World Cup and were runners up in 2015. After a 1-0 loss to England, they pulled off another shocking result coming back 3-0 in the final 20 minutes of the match.

Before the final 20 minutes of the match, Scotland were placed to be a top third place finisher but then Argentina scored twice within five minutes. The third goal came from a penalty awarded after a VAR review. After the first attempt was blocked by the Scottish goalkeeper another penalty was awarded after a VAR review determined she did not have at least one foot on the line when the shot was taken. Florencia Bonsegundo then converted the goal on her second attempt.

The Argentine women’s team did not qualify for the previous World Cup and lost all six of their previous two group stage matches.

The United States are favorites to win the tournament.

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