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.
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 : 26
Kick off : 12:00 pm(Local Time) and 5:30 am(IST)
Date : 28 July, 2023
Venue : Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 minutes of added time announced