SPOKANE, Wash. –
France bumped off Cameroon 2-1 to take the gold at CISM’s World Military Women’s Football Championship in Spokane, Washington, July 22, 2022, the last day and the last game of the 11-day tournament.
French passing accuracy was stellar. France also outshot Cameroon 6-2 in the first half.
However, that didn’t stop Cameroon’s Bongben Confidence from scoring a goal in minute 24.
France came back with a vengeance, with Rachel Corboz scoring a goal less than two minutes into the second half.
The goalkeeper for Cameroon, Annette Ngo Ndom, got a red card in minute 75 for a handball and she had to sit out the game with one player less for Cameroon.
At minute 79, Corboz scored another goal, clinching the game.
For Cameroon, this was the first time an African nation medaled in the championship.
Leading up to the medal games, both Cameroon and France were undefeated.
Earlier today, South Korea beat the United States 3-0 to take the bronze.
In four previous games, the U.S. lost just one match to Cameroon.
In four previous games, South Korea's only loss was to France.
Ten teams from 10 nations competed this month. This is the highest total number of nations competing ever, with more nations expected to participate next year and in coming years.