Cameroon, Haiti into next round of WWC playoffs

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Cameroon earned a hard-fought 2-0 triumph against Thailand portion Haiti stormed to a 4-0 triumph implicit Senegal arsenic the last qualifying playoffs for the Women's World Cup kicked disconnected successful New Zealand connected Saturday.

Cameroon volition look Portugal successful Hamilton connected Wednesday portion Haiti volition instrumentality connected Chile successful Auckland connected the aforesaid time to unafraid 2 of the 3 remaining spots astatine the July 20-Aug. 20 World Cup successful New Zealand and Australia.

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Four teams volition play a straightforward knockout tourney starting connected Sunday erstwhile Taiwan instrumentality connected Paraguay successful Hamilton and Papua New Guinea look Panama successful Auckland. The winners volition conscionable connected Thursday successful a crippled that volition determine the last qualifier.

Cameroon, who reached the circular of 16 astatine the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, triumphed astatine Waikato Stadium successful Hamilton pursuing 2 precocious goals from substitute Gabrielle Onguene successful a chaotic lucifer that featured 24 minutes of added time.

Onguene opened the scoring successful the 79th infinitesimal by connecting with a squared walk from Ajara Nchout earlier wrapping up the triumph with different sublime onslaught 3 minutes later.

Cameroon were reduced to 10 players heavy into stoppage clip erstwhile goalkeeper Ange Bawou was sent disconnected aft a lengthy VAR cheque for a foul connected Jiraporn Mongkoldee.

Bawou, who came disconnected her enactment and collided with the onrushing Mongkoldee, volition miss Cameroon's clash with Portugal.

Earlier, Haiti earned a broad triumph aft Roselord Borgella scored doubly portion Kethna Louis and Nerilia Mondesir bagged a extremity each astatine North Harbour Stadium successful Auckland.

Haiti took the pb successful the 45th infinitesimal aft defender Louis roseate highest to caput successful a country footwear taken by midfielder Sherly Jeudy and skipper Mondesir made it 2-0 successful the 55th infinitesimal aft slotting location a transverse from chap guardant Melchie Dumonay.

Borgella scored the 3rd successful the 64th infinitesimal with a superb effort earlier adding different wrong 2 minutes to seal the triumph for Haiti, who are looking to suffice for the Women's World Cup for the archetypal time.

This year's World Cup, wherever the United States are defending champions, volition beryllium the archetypal variation to diagnostic 32 teams.

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