Scotland collapse in the closing minutes of their group final game against Argentina has brightened the chances of two remaining African teams in the tournament – Nigeria and Cameroon.
Scotland looked to be going through as one of the best third-placed sides when Erin Cuthbert’s 69th minute goal put them 3-0 up against Argentina, this would have narrowed the best 3rd placed team slot to just one.
Unfortunately for the Scots and fortunately for Africans following the tournament, that was not to be as their dramatic collapse in the last 16 minutes of game ensured their elimination from the tournament.
Super Falcons of Nigeria, though they have finished their group matches after late drama against France, they have 3 points and -2 goal difference, may still qualify if they are better than at least one of two teams in 3rd position in groups E and F.
Cameroon Lionesses on other hand has no point and -3 goal difference need to beat their fellow bottom placed New Zealand who also has no point with -3 goal difference.
Speaking about their chances, Cameroon defender Estelle Johnson said, “we just need to make sure we win on Thursday and make sure we do everything possible and get to the next round”.