Banyana clinch historic last 16 World Cup spot after Italy defeat

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The South African women’s national football team, Banyana Banyana, has for the first time reached the knockout stage of a FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Banyana Banyana beat Italy 3-2 in Wellington, New Zealand to advance to the round of 16 at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The win against Italy is Banyana Banyana’s historic first World Cup win and their most important as it takes them to their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup knockout stage.