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Jennifer Hermoso strikes twice from spot as Spain beat South Africa

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Cary Erickson | 12 June, 2019, 03:42

The most recent loss, a 7-2 hiding from fellow finalists Norway in Amiens last Sunday, was the heaviest with a prolonged pre-match bus journey partly blamed for the embarrassing result. South Africa is not so experienced team, the team has a lack of great players like Spain and also the lack of talent, so it will be tough to win the match for SA. Yesterday France defeat Korea by 4-0. and today Spain and South Africa will be in front of each other. "We are coming in with our feet on the ground", she added.

Kgatlana starred for Banyana at the Women's Cup of Nations in 2018, landing her a lucrative deal with China's Beijing Phoenix in February 2019.

Spain's Jennifer Hermoso, center, on her way to scoring her teams first goal, on a penalty shot, during the Women's World Cup Group B soccer match between Spain and South Africa at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Both the teams will play in Women's World Cup today as part of Group B action.

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There was batting and a bowling session as skipper Sarfaraz opted to have a wicketkeeping session just to sharpen his skills. Adam Zampa might also get a couple more games to prove his worth. "So our morale is very high and we will do our best".

The Marta Torrejon of Barcelona is going to lead Spain in today's match.

Thembi Kgatlana, the reigning CAF African Women's Footballer of the Year, expects the tournament to put Banyana on the footballing map. You can also catch up on the live updates of the game on the official website of Federation Internationale de Football Association. I do not envisage them battling to cope with the challenges of the group.

South Africa, who're making their World Cup debut, lost 3-1 to the world No 13 aspect. Captain Janine Van Wyk was adjudged by referee Maria Carvajal to have handled the ball in the area. "The pressure is off us to some extent and on our opponents", said the defender capped more than 150 times by her country.