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  • Updated: July 06, 2022

WAFCON 2022: Senegal First To Enter Quarterfinals With 1-0 Win Over Burkina Faso

Senegal became the first team to enter the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) 2022 quarterfinals on Tuesday with a late controversial 1-0 victory over Burkina Faso in Group A.

Spanish-based midfielder Korka Fall tucked the ball away at the Prince Moulay Abdallah Stadium after a lengthy VAR check by the referee, who had originally awarded a spot-kick but was asked to review her decision which looked soft.

Tall teenage striker Habsatou Diallo, dropped from the starting line-up and brought on at half-time, was bumped off the ball by Burkina Faso defender Alimata Belem, but not fouled, and the penalty award looked harsh.

Fall’s 84th-minute conversion means Burkina Faso have now suffered two successive defeats and are in danger of an early departure home.

It was a second successive win for Senegal, playing in only their second WAFCON after they had beaten Togo 2-0 in their opening Group A match on Sunday.

With the top two teams in each of the three groups, plus the two best third-placed finishers, guaranteed quarterfinal berths, Senegal are now closer to a possible Women’s World Cup finals berth.

The top four at the tournament advance to the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.

Senegal looked the more proficient of the two west African outfits but were unsettled by an aggressive approach by the Burkinabe, who had lost in Saturday’s opening game to the host nation.

Burkina Faso’s shooting was poor and they turned over possession far too regularly but still put up a spirited showing and were unlucky not to get a point.

Senegal were unable to create any clear-cut chances despite their highly-rated attack and after the confidence of their winning start.

But they now have the option to rest key players for their last group game against Morocco, although that decision will likely rest on the quarterfinal permutations.

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African Cup of Nations 2021/2022 TABLE

African Cup of Nations
No Teams P Pts
1 Cameroon 3 7
2 Cape Verde 3 4
3 Burkina Faso 3 4
4 Ethiopia 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Senegal 3 5
2 Malawi 3 4
3 Guinea 3 4
4 Zimbabwe 3 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Morocco 3 7
2 Gabon 3 5
3 Comoros 3 3
4 Black Stars 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Super Eagles 3 9
2 Egypt 3 6
3 Guinea-Bissau 3 1
4 Sudan 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Mali 3 7
2 Gambia 3 7
3 Tunisia 3 3
4 Mauritania 3 0
Full Table



The Senegal national football team knew as "the Lions of Teranga" represents Senegal in men's international football. It is Controll...

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

The Burkina Faso national football team also known as The Stallions represents Burkina Faso in men's international football and is c...

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