Japan, Cameroon qualify

HOLDERS Japan extended their 100 per cent record at the Women’s World Cup as they beat Ecuador to win Group C.

Ex-Chelsea striker Yuki Ogimi scored from close range to eliminate Ecuador.

Cameroon, the tournament’s second-lowest ranked side, came from behind to beat Switzerland 2-1 and book a last-16 meeting with China.

Switzerland must wait to find out if they qualify for the knockout stages as one of the four best third-placed teams.

This has been a first World Cup appearance for Cameroon and Ecuador and, while Ecuador have lost all three games, Cameroon have impressed.

They fell behind against Switzerland to Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic’s low strike, but rallied in fine style after the break.

The African side equalised through Gabrielle Onguene’s drilled effort from just inside the penalty area, and Madeleine Ngono Mani’s diving header sealed second place in the group.

Japan will play one of the best third-placed teams.

— BBC

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