Goalless draw with Jamaica knocks Brazil out of the World Cup

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The third round of group stage games ended in sorrow for Brazil as they were knocked out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Selecao finished third in their group standings, with 4 points, following a streak of 1 win, 1 loss, and 1 draw. Seated above Brazil in Group F’s standings are France, the eventual group winners, and Jamaica, who secured second position after playing a goalless draw with Brazil in round 3 of the tournament.

A 4-0 win over Panama in their opening game was seen as a statement by many across the globe, with the Selecao having proven themselves to be a force to reckon with in world football over the years. However, the team failed to keep up with the standards expected of them after a 2-1 loss to France, a loss that seemed to knock the wind out of their sails. With all to play for, and a win against Jamaica necessary to secure a spot in the last 16, Brazil once again failed. They played a goalless draw with Jamaica, a result that was enough to send Jamaica through to the round of 16 with five points, one more than Brazil. 

On paper, one would be sure to give the qualification spots in Group F to France and Brazil, but somehow Brazil failed to accomplish the task set before them.

Brazil’s elimination marks the end of the tournament for Barcelona forward Geyse Ferreira, who was brought on as a replacement in the 81st minute, and had little to no time to make an impact on the game. Geyse played a total of 102 minutes in three games, with her only start coming in the 2-1 loss to France, a game in which she played for 60 minutes before being replaced.

Brazil’s elimination at the group stage made headlines across the world, as they are one of the big names on the list of countries to have been eliminated in the group stages of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


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