Jennifer Hermoso leads Spain's comeback against South Africa

Tanya Simon
June 12, 2019

Celia Jimenez plays for Reign FC in the U.S., and team-mates Irene Paredes and Virginia Torrecilla will feel at home in France - Paredes represents PSG and Torrecilla turns out for Montpellier.

With their respective victories, Spain and Germany temporarily stand first and second in Group A, while China are on the third and South Africa at the bottom.

Spain and South Africa equaled 1-1 when in the absence of little for the final they called from the VAR to review a controversial play.

Spain's Jennifer Hermoso, center, on her way to scoring her teams first goal, on a penalty shot, during the Women's World Cup Group B soccer match between Spain and South Africa at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, Saturday, June 8, 2019.

African Women's Footballer of the Year Kgatlana could have made it 2-0 but fluffed a tap-in opportunity at the back post in the 57th minute, not long after Hermoso had come close to an equaliser by striking the crossbar. Worldwide is the country, where the football play is watched from.

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And the final goal of the match was off a free kick in the 64th minute when she placed it in the upper right corner just out of reach of the keeper.

"I think using the World Cup will be quite important for the team because then more players will be chosen to go and play professional football". Switzerland was the team, that Spain has played the last football confrontation against. South Africa. Spain will get 3 points easily at start. Hermoso converted the penalty to put Spain ahead.

"Beating South Africa would raise our spirits and that could help with the rest".

Germany will take on China before this Group B game.

"We have to concentrate from the kick-off, cut out loose defending and work harder for each other because many of our losses have come from conceding goals in the opening 30 minutes".

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