The last round of Women’s World Cup matches have come to an end and West Ham’s women struggled.
West Ham had four players in the competition – Cho So-hyun for South Korea, Jane Ross for Scotland, Adriana Leon for Canada and Ria Percival for New Zealand.
Read below to see how things played out for each of them:
It has been a tough tournament for Cho So-hyun and South Korea; the captain played 90 minutes in the final game, against Norway, but couldn’t inspire a different outcome.
Cho’s match got off to a terrible start, as she gave away a penalty and was booked for holding the opposition when a corner was being taken – Caroline Hansen scored from the spot.
Korea conceded from another penalty, meaning that Yeo Min-Ji’s goal -their first of the tournament- wasn’t enough to avoid a third loss from three games.
Jane Ross spent the entirety of Scotland’s deciding game against Argentina on the bench.
The women wearing pink managed to go three goals ahead, but a collapse following Argentina’s first in the 74th minute allowed their opponents back into the game.
Argentina were eventually given a penalty in the dying moments, with Lee Alexander saving it, but a retake was forced by VAR as she had stepped off her line; Florencia Bonsegundo converted at the second attempt.
A win would have taken Scotland through to the knockout stages, but that opportunity was taken away from them in the cruelest of fashions.
Adriana Leon replaced Christine Sinclair in the 68th minute, as Canada lost 2-1 against Netherlands.
Sinclair had equalled Marta’s record of scoring in five separate World Cups, but this wasn’t enough to earn anything from the game.
However, Canada still progress in second place having won their first two games and will play Sweden in the Round of 16.
Leon won’t only be flying the flag for Canada, she will be representing West Ham as the only player to make it through the group stages.
Ria Percival and New Zealand have been neat and tidy throughout the group stages, but ultimately could not find a result – which was also the case against Cameroon.
Both teams went into the game needing a win to progress, but New Zealand’s chances took a hit in the 57th minute when Ajara Nchout scored the game’s opener.
New Zealand were then handed a lifeline when Aurelle Awona scored an own goal, but they weren’t able to make the most of it as Nchout turned Percival inside out before slotting home in the 95th minute – meaning it is Cameroon who go through to face England in the Round of 16, while New Zealand are out.