The African continent was represented by four nations at the 9th edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but unfortunately none of them managed to reach the quarter-finals. Morocco suffered a crushing defeat this Tuesday, August 8, 2023, in an intense clash against the formidable French team.

In a suspenseful round of 16 match, the Atlas Lionesses were powerless against the incredible dynamism of the French team. Morocco was cruelly dominated, with a final score of 4-0 in favor of France. Despite their best efforts, the Moroccan players failed to find the net, giving up any chance of extending their run in the competition.

Morocco is the last African country to leave the 2023 women’s world cup, thus ending their run in this prestigious tournament. Yesterday it was Nigeria who suffered a cruel loss on penalties against England.

Even the South African team, the reigning African champions, failed to reach the quarter-finals after their defeat against the formidable Netherlands last Sunday. As for Zambia, they were eliminated in the group stages.

It is a blow for the African nations who had placed great hopes in their respective teams. Unfortunately, their journeys ended prematurely in this demanding competition. This elimination should serve as a lesson to African leaders, who seem to invest less in football infrastructure while hoping to obtain good results.