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Banyana Banyana made in into the top 16. Image via Twitter @Banyana_Banyana

Netherlands vs Banyana Banyana: Set your alarms for a historic encounter, Mzansi!

Banyana Banyana have a massive Women’s World Cup (WWC) match tomorrow. Here’s all you need to know ahead of their clash with the Netherlands.

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Banyana Banyana made in into the top 16. Image via Twitter @Banyana_Banyana

Banyana Banyana, as you well know, are into the round of 16 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. When do they face the Netherlands? Set your alarms Mzansi because the WWC is about to heat up in a big way.

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Banyana face the mighty Netherlands at FIFA WWC

It’s the business end of the WWC, and Banyana face up to the Netherlands in their Round of 16 encounter in the wee hours of Sunday morning. 4am SA time, to be exact.

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Thembi Kgatlana. Source (@Unplayable/Twitter)

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Spain and Japan have already booked their tickets in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, Banyana face the Netherlands on Sunday 6 August at 4am and Sweden face the USA at 11am. On Monday, England face Nigeria at 930am and Australia square off against Denmark at 1230pm. The WWC is heating up nicely.

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Banyana Banyana’s march to the knockouts of the World Cup will serve as inspiration when a SAFA delegation meets with the football governing body in Sydney on Thursday to discuss South Africa’s interest in hosting the global tournament in 2027. 

“This is the first time that the Bid Committee will meet with the leadership of FIFA since SAFA made its submission in March. While there will likely be other opportunities for meetings of this nature in future, I strongly believe that first impressions last,” said Bid Committee chair Dlamini.

“So, it is going to be critical for us to make the most compelling case for why the FIFA Women’s World Cup must be hosted in Africa for the very first time. Other bidding nations will be present and we will likely be able to meet them and have engagements with them as well. But the most important thing is for us to keep our eyes on the ball, the big prize. Whilst it might be very tempting to see what their proposition is, our objective this week is to make a case for South Africa. And that is where our focus will be.”

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The history-makers. Image: News 24.

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