South Africa vs China, Wednesday’s match for the second round of Group B of the Women’s World Cup 2019.
Second round of Group B of this 2019 World Cup, South Africa and China will be measuring their strength after they both lost on the opening day.
South Africa’s World Cup opener, they lost their opening game 3-1 to Spain after having been beaten early in the game, while China lost 1-0 to Germany in a game where the result could have been completely different had the Chinese team made the most of the opportunities.
This South African national team is a modest national team and is only 49th in the world rankings and reaches the World Cup in a series of 10 consecutive games without a win, 11 now after losing to Spain.
South Africa now have China, an always complicated team that has given Germany a lot of work on the opening day of this group so the African team will have to be very strong should they want to take any point in this match.
It is also important to mention that during the preparation for this World Cup the South African team lost games against teams like Finland, Czech Republic, these selections that are a points below the Chinese formation.
China come to this second game with the bitter taste of a defeat in their opening day against Germany in a game where the Chinese team could have taken a much more positive result considering the opportunities it had.
Now China has a good chance of winning and can still dream of a second place in the group but for that it will have to be at a good level because this South Africa, although not very strong, will not be an “easy bone of gnaw”.
Although China lost in the first game, this selection seems to be much better than this South Africa which leads me to lean towards the side of the Asian team.