The African continent is now the second best-performing football Confederation after Morocco beat Colombia 1-0 to join Nigeria and South Africa in the knockout stage of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
CAF with four representatives in the Women’s World Cup has a good record than the other football Confederations apart from UEFA.
In AFC ( Asia Football Confederation) only Co-host Australia and Japan book their place in the round of 16, While Colombia salvage the pride of CONMEBOL after Brazil and Argentina failed to make it out of the Group Stage.
In CONCACAF, defending champions United States and Jamaica are the only two teams out of six to reach the knockout phase while co-host New Zealand representing OFC also failed to progress further from the group stage.
UEFA have eight of its 12 teams in the knockout phase while three of the four African teams have progressed to the round of 16 where they will face UEFA teams like England, The Netherlands, and France.
Nigeria, South Africa and Morocco reaching the knockout phase will be the first time three African teams have progressed from the group stage in a FIFA World Cup.