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Cyprus Cup: Super Falcons suffer another defeat


Super Falcons suffered yet another defeat Monday in the Cyprus cup. Falcons who managed to defeat Slovakia 4-3 on Wednesday lost by a loan goal to Belgium in the final group game. The team thus finished third in group C with only three points from three matches.

An Elena Dhont’s solitary effort scored in the seventh minute condemned the Africans to its second defeat in group C at the GSK Stadium on Monday.

Austria who handed Falcons their first baptism of fire at the event topped the group with seven points. Belgium finished second with seven points like Austria but with inferior goal difference.

Second African representatives at the event Bayana Bayana finished last in group A after losing their last match 2-1 to Czech Republic. The only edge the Falcons have over Bayana Bayana in the tournament is that they managed to win a match while the South Africans drew a match and lost two.

The six teams that made impressive run of the tournament are Korea DPR and Czech Republic who finished first and second in Group A, Italy and Mexico who finished first and second in Group B and Austria and Belgium who finished first and second in Group C.

Having finished third in Group C the Falcons will take on Thailand in the seventh-place final on March 6 at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium in Larnaca.



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