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Netherlands vs South Africa LIVE: Women’s World Cup latest score and updates as knockout stages continue

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The Women’s World Cup knockout stages continue as the Netherlands take on South Africa in Sydney.

South Africa were one of the stories of the group stage, as they stunned Italy with a dramatic 3-2 win to reach the last-16 for the first time. Led by star forwards Thembi Kgatlana and Hildah Magaia, the dangerous Banyana Banyana will be targeting another upset against the 2019 finalists.

Netherlands topped Group E ahead of the United States and are an experienced side under Andries Jonker. The World Cup has been defined by shocks so far and the Netherlands will be wary of another, as they look to set up a quarter-final meeting with Spain, who thrashed the Switzerland on Saturday.

Japan are also through to the last-16 and will face the winner of the heavyweight clash between defending champions USA and Sweden. The USA are looking vulnerable after scraping through Group E, and the defending champions going out at this stage would leave the tournament wide open. Follow live updates from Netherlands vs South Africa as the World Cup last-16 continues.

Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands vs South Africa

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Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 2-0 South Africa

72 mins: SAVE! What a stop from Daphne van Domselaar! South Africa could have been back in it as a cross created danger and then Linda Motlhalo fired a left foot shot towards the corner. But Van Domselaar gets down brilliantly to push it around the post.

Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 04:37


GOAL! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 2-0 South Africa

A horrible mistake from South Africa goalkeeper Kaylin Swart as the Netherlands double their lead!

Martens plays a simple ball down the sides to release Beerensteyn, who chips a shot towards goal with her left foot. It should be a simple save for the South Africa goalkeeper but the ball squirms through Swart’s hands and into the net.

That is a proper howler and it leaves South Africa with a long road back.

Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 04:31


Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 1-0 South Africa

64 mins: The Netherlands are quitely smothering this game. Kgatlana has had far fewer opportunities to burst forward in this half… and is quickly closed down when she bursts inside the box.

Van de Donk is booked for a sliding challenge in midfield and will miss the quarter-final if the Netherlands make it through.

Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 04:31


NO GOAL! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 1-0 South Africa

Nope! VAR rules it out after Martens went a touch early with her run! It looked like offside at first sight, and the replays confirm it.

Let off for South Africa.

Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 04:20


GOAL! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 2-0 South Africa

The Netherlands double their lead, as the flag stays down! This will be checked as it was very close, but Martens was able to turn and shoot after Beerensteyn slipped the ball through!

Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 04:17


Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 1-0 South Africa

52 mins: South Africa haven’t been able to get going yet in the seocnd half. I imagine Andries Jonker won’t have been happy with the amount of chances they conceded in the first half, particulary through losing possession in midfield.

Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 04:17


Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 1-0 South Africa

47 minutes: Netherlands threaten again from a corner as the second half restarts – this time as Beerensteyn heads over from a flick-on.

Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 04:12


Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 1-0 South Africa

Back underway in Sydney! An upset is still very possible here, South Africa just need to take their chances in this second half!

Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 04:08


HALF TIME! Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 1-0 South Africa

The Netherlands lead at the break… but I’m not sure how! South Africa have had all the best chances, with Kgatlana denied four times by Van Domselaar alone. The Dutch are ahead thanks to Roord’s close-range header, and it’s that moment of slack defending from a set-piece that is the difference!

Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 03:55


Women’s World Cup LIVE: Netherlands 1-0 South Africa

45+3 mins: SAVE! Kgatlana is denied again! The noise here is incredible when South Africa fly forward – this time as Linda Motlhalo chips a ball through to Kgatlana. She dives to her left, but Van Domselaar stands tall and makes the save with her feet at her near post.

That’s a fourth shot on target for Kgatlana this half alone. South Africa really couldn’t have asked for more!

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Jamie Braidwood6 August 2023 03:51

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