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Cameroonian forward, Ajara Nchout scored two superb goals, with an injury-time winner, as they outrun New Zealand 2-1 to reach the last 16 of the World Cup.


Nchout had put her side ahead in the second half with a lovely, dinked goal after a goalless first half.

The Cameroonians were heading out after Aurelle Awona sliced a volley into her own net with 10 minutes remaining for 1-1.

Nchout showed class as she turned inside Ria Percival in the 95th minute and superbly curled in the winner to put Cameroon through.

Although Cameroon finished on three points, the same as Nigeria from Group A, they went through courtesy of having scored just a single goal more (3) than their African counterparts.

They will now face England in the first knockout round on Sunday (16:30 BST) in Valenciennes.

Elswhere The Netherlands finished top of Group E with a 100% record after a 2-1 victory over Canada, who finish in second place.

While Chile defeated Thailand 2-0 but the win was not enough to scale through to the last 16 due to goal difference.

By Olukayode Oniwinde

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