Cameroon beats Switzerland to reach Women's World Cup knockout stage
Madeleine Ngono Mani came off the bench to score one of two second-half goals as Cameroon became only the second African team to advance to the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup with a 2-1 win over Switzerland in Edmonton, Alberta, on Tuesday.
Cameroon (2-0-1) advances as the second team from Group C, doing so in its first World Cup appearance.
Switzerland (1-0-2) led 1-0 after the first half behind a goal from Ana Maria Crnogorcevic in the 24th minute, and it controlled the action for much of the half.
However, Cameroon equalized on a powerful right-footed strike by Gabrielle Onguene in the 47th minute. Mani, who came off the bench in the 57th minute, followed with her 40th career goal five minutes later for the win.