China defeats South Africa, sends Germany into knockout round of Women’s World Cup

In its first win of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, China defeated South Africa 1-0. The win sends Germany, a favorite to win it all, into the knockout rounds.

Germany advances with six points, but the rest of Group B’s fate is yet to be decided. South Africa trails the group with zero points while Spain and China are tied with three apiece. The two teams will face each other on Monday, and that game will decide the second team from Group B to advance to the field of 16.

It was a relatively quiet match for China and South Africa, though the 1-0 score was inches away from becoming 2-0.

Goal-line technology, which made its women’s debut in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, showed the ball only barely missed crossing the line into the goal.

This came just after Gu Yasha smacked a photographer with her shot attempt.

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Dawson covers goings-on across the central region, from breaking to bizarre. She is an MSt candidate at the University of Cambridge and lives in Kansas City.