The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup continued Thursday (on FS1 and the FOX Sports app), as Argentina fought back from a 2-0 deficit to earn a draw against South Africa in a Group G clash at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin.
Argentina and South Africa both entered the match winless in their World Cup history and both faced a potential elimination with a loss.
After trailing 2-0 late in the second half, Argentina scored two goals in just five minutes of action — its first goals of the World Cup — and miraculously came away with a point and kept its hopes of advancing alive.
Check out the highlights below!
90′ + 7′: Argentina, South Africa tie 2-2.
Argentina’s Sophia Braun and Romina Núñez score two goals in the second half to pull off a 2-2 draw vs. South Africa
80′ Argentina’s comeback was something else!
79′: Argentina with its second goal in five minutes!
The cross into the middle is headed into the back of the net by Romina Núñez, tying the match at two goals apiece!
Argentina’s Romina Nunez scores goal vs. South Africa in 79′ | 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
Watch Argentina’s Romina Nunez scoring a goal against South Africa in the 79′ in the 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup.
74′: Argentina finally on the board!
Sophia Braun crushed a right-footed shot from just outside the box that gave Argentina its first goal of the 2023 World Cup and cut South Africa’s lead to 2-1.
66′: South Africa scores again!
Thembi Kgatlana knocked in a shot from close range which upped South Africa’s lead to 2-0.
63′: Argentina upping its aggression
Florencia Bonsegundo uncorked a shot from way outside the box that was saved.
59′: Yamila Rodríguez enters the game for Argentina
47′: South Africa close again!
The South Africans very nearly put a second on the board, but the ball was just out of reach in front of the net.
HALFTIME: South Africa up 1-0
Linda Motlhalo drove one home in the 30th minute in what has been the only goal of the match to this point.
45’+7′: Offsides call wipes out 2-0 lead for South Africa
Linda Motlhalo nearly put home a beautiful pass into the box to put the South Africans up 2-0, but was ruled offsides.
43′: The first yellow card is awarded
Kholosa Biyana of South Africa delivered a hard foul and is awarded a yellow card, the first of the match.
39′: South Africa keeping the pressure on Argentina
South Africa sent a cross into the box and that is just out of reach of the attack.
38′: Argentina off the crossbar!
The cross into the box hit of the top crossbar and bounced out of the box!
30′: GOAL! VAR Review gives South Africa 1-0 lead!
Linda Motlhalo connected on the pass to the front of the net that gave the Banyana Banyana’s the 1-0 lead!
South Africa’s Linda Motlhalo scores goal vs. Argentina in 30′ | 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup
Watch South Africa’s Linda Motlhalo scoring a goal against Argentina in the 30′ in the 2023 Women’s FIFA World Cup.
30′: South Africa nearly converts an amazing pass!
The lead ball into the middle of the field was just out of reach for South Africa
’21: Mama Joy is bringing the energy!
16′: So close! Argentina nearly pulls ahead
Argentina couldn’t seem to find the back of the net this World Cup, but it is getting closer with every try.
1′: And the match is underway
Argentina is ready to get started
Will one of these teams collect its first World Cup victory?
The “World Cup NOW” crew previewed the match live on Twitter ahead of kickoff.
The cold weather won’t stop South Africa!
Setting the stage
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