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Argentina vs South Africa FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Highlights | Argentina comes back from behind to draw the game 2-2 against South Africa

South Africa could not hold onto their 2 goals lead and Argentina came back from behind to equalise and draw the game.

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Suvam Roy Chowdhury
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Argentina vs South Africa was a four goal thriller with both the teams playing some beautifully passionate football. South Africa were 2 goals up and then Argentina made a comeback and scored 2 goals within 5 minutes. South Africa would have liked to win the match after giving Argentina little to no chances but it is all gonna go down to these two teams last game of the group stages.

Read also : Portugal vs Vietnam FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Highlights | Portugal's 2-0 win victory over Vietnam eliminates the Asian country from the World Cup

Key facts to look forward to :

  • Argentina failed to score against Italy, the seventh time they have gone goalless in a Women's World Cup match in ten games across four competitions.
  • With both sides yet to record a win at the World Cup, Dunedin will see history being made if either of them claims the three points.
  • Four defeats in as many World Cup matches: that is the losing run South Africa are aiming to end when they take to the pitch on Friday.
  • The second half could prove crucial to the outcome. All five of Argentina's previous World Cup goals have come after the restart, which is when Sweden scored their two goals in their defeat of South Africa.

Match Information

Match : 26

Kick off : 12:00 pm(Local Time) and 5:30 am(IST)

Date : 28 July, 2023

Venue : Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand

Officials

Referee : Anna-Marie Keighley

Assistant Referee 1: Sarah Jones

Assistant Referee 2 : Maria Salamasina

4th Official : Iuliana Demetrescu

VAR : Abdulla Al Marri

Assistant VAR 1 : Drew Fischer

Assistant VAR 2 : Felisha Mariscal

Argentina vs South Africa | Live Score ARG 2-2 RSA

Kick off at 5:30 am IST

First Half Begins

Argentina vs South Africa is underway.

03'| First attempt of the match

Bongeka Gamede's right footed shot from the centre of the box following a corner.

10'| Chance for Argentina

Mariana Larroquette's header from a Eliana Stabile cross missed the target and the score remained 0-0.

16'| End to End football

Both teams are pushing hard to find a breakthrough and take the lead in the opening half.

20'| Match delay

Refilo Jane and Florencia Bonsegundo came together and fell onto the ground and were required some medical attention.

30'| Motlhalo scores for South Africa!(ARG 0-1 RSA) ⚽

Linda Motlhalo scored a simple goal which was assisted by Thembi Kgatlana.

It was given as an offside but then VAR overturned the on field decision.

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DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28: Linda Motlhalo (R) of South Africa celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's first goal after Video Assistant Referee review during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group G match between Argentina and South Africa at Dunedin Stadium on July 28, 2023 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

33'| Bonsegundo hits the bar

Florencia Bonsegundo hit the woodwork from a tight angle and failed to equalise for Argentina.

35'| Kgatlana's effort misses the target

Thembi Kgatlana missed the target from outside of the box.

8 minutes of added time announced

45'+1| Yellow card for Mayorga 🟨

Miriam Mayorga picked up the first yellow card of the match for stopping a counter attack.

45'+2| Another attempt for South Africa

Jermaine Seoposenwe's shot was blocked and it is still 1-0 in South Africa's favor.

45'+8| Motlhalo's amazing strike misses the target

Linda Motlhalo couldn't find the target from outside of the box with her magnificent strike and score her second goal of the match.

45'| Half time ARG 0-1 RSA

Second Half Begins

45'| Substitution for Argentina

Romina Nunez and Julieta Cruz replaces Daiana Falfan and Lorena Benítez

47'| Chance for South Africa

Thembi Kgatlana's left footed shot miss the frame of the goal by a whisker from close range.

53'| Argentine's chance to equalise

Romina Nunez's effort on goal from the centre of the box was off target.

54'| Substitution for South Africa

Tiisetso Makhubela and Sibulele Holweni replaces Kholosa Biyana and Noxolo Cesane.

56'| Yellow card for Makhubela

Tiisetso MMakhubela was shown a yellow card for a bad challenge.

57'| Chance for Argentina

Mariana Larroquette's header was saved by the South African goalkeeper..

59'| Substitution for Argentina

Yamila Rodriguez replaces Paulina Gramaglia.

61'| Holweni misses the target

Sibulele Holweni's powerful shot missed the target and hit the side of the net.

66'| Kgatlana doubles South Africa's lead! (ARG 0-2 RSA)

Thembi Kgatlana found herself just in front of the goal to finish a low cross by Jermaine Seoposenwe and tapped South Africa's second goal of the afternoon.

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DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28: Thembi Kgatlana of South Africa celebrates after scoring her team's second goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group G match between Argentina and South Africa at Dunedin Stadium on July 28, 2023 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

69'| Substitution for Argentina

Erica Lonigro replaces Mariana Larroquette.

72'| Off the line by Ramalepe

Erica Lonigro's weak shot was cleared off the line by Lebohang Ramalepe.

74'| Excellent goal by Braun!(ARG 1-2 RSA)

Sophia Braun took one goal back through a brilliant strike from outside of the box and there's still hope for Argentina to survive in this World Cup.

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DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28: Sophia Braun of Argentina scores her team's first goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group G match between Argentina and South Africa at Dunedin Stadium on July 28, 2023 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

77'| Match delay

Jermaine Seoposenwe was requiring some medical attention because of a injury she suffered.

79'| Argentina have equalised!(ARG 2-2 RSA)

Romina Nunez's header from outside of the box found the back of the net and Argentina have made it 2-2 from being 2-0 down.

83'| Substitution for South Africa

Nomvula Kgoala and Melinda Kgadiete replaces Linda Motlhalo and Thembi Kgatlana.

88'| End to end football

Both the teams are fighting hard to win the game and strengthen their claim of reaching the Round Of 16 round.

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DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28: Tiisetso Makhubela of South Africa (L) fights for the ball with Romina Nunez of Argentina (R) during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group G match between Argentina and South Africa at Dunedin Stadium on July 28, 2023 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Daniela Porcelli/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)

5 minutes of added time announced

90'| Full time ARG 2-2 RSA

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