The Netherlands have moved on to the next stage and they will face Spain in the quarter-finals as South Africa withdraw from the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 after losing, the round of 16, 2-0, this Sunday, August 6.

The Netherlands secured a place in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but not before going through several anxious moments against the African champions.

Manchester City’s new club-record signing Jill Roord netted a ninth-minute header for the Dutch but South Africa came close to equalizing several times against the 2019 runners-up.

Banyana Banyana captain Thembi Kgatlana was once again a real threat, forcing goalkeeper Daphne van Domselaar to make four superb saves.

The Dutch Beerensteyn found a second goal for her team by taking advantage of an exit from the South African goalkeeper at 68′. The game concluded with a 2-0 final score, characterized by a number of mistakes overlooked by the Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita, in favor of the Netherlands injuring their opponents.

Africa therefore still has two representatives in the tournament. Nigeria will play England tomorrow while France and Morocco will face off on Tuesday August 8.

Match recap: