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- Updated: July 6, 2015
Two goals in the space of two minutes sunk South Africa’s women’s footballers at the World Student Games in Gwangju, Korea on Monday, writes Mark Etheridge.
South Africa were taking on France in their last Group D match, played at the Honam University field.
But they went down as early as the 16th minute through a Rose Lavaud goal.
The teams went into the break with France still leading 1-0 and SA defender Regina Mogolola was on a yellow-card.
Seven minutes after the break it was forward Clarisse Le Bihan who doubled the French score and then just two minutes later fellow forward Valerie Gauvin put the issue beyond doubt.
France dominated both possession and attempts on goal with 57% of possession and 19 goal attempts compared to just two by South Africa.
South Africa have now ended their pool play with three defeats (0-2 to Canada, 0-1 to US and now 0-3 to France) and failed to score a goal in any of their matches.
Still, there is hope for consolation as they must now regroup and focus on the play-off for places nine through 16. They now take on Chinese Taipei on Wednesday.