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Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Next up is Norway v Nigeria and you can follow Mantej's live text on that when it goes live in around half an hour.

    They are in Group A, alongside hosts France and South Korea.

    I'll be back tomorrow to cover the big one - England v Scotland at 17:00 BST, live on BBC One. Don't miss it! See you then.

  2. 'We will fight'

    FT: Spain 3-1 South Africa

    BBC Red Button

    South Africa captain Janine van Wyk speaking to BBC: "VAR came in and unfortunately we didn't know what was going on. It hit my hand for one penalty then we had a man down and another one given.

    "They were the better team in the second half no doubt. But we got a goal in the first game of our first World Cup.

    "We have a lot to do and we will fight. There were some good performances. We knew Spain were going to be a tough team to breakdown.

    "It was unfortunate. We played a classy team so congratulations to them. We will focus on our next game."

  3. How Group B looks

    FT: Spain 3-1 South Africa

    That result means Spain go top of Group B with a better goal difference than Germany, who beat China 1-0 earlier today.


    Spain 3-1 South Africa

    All over. Victory for Spain, heartbreak for South Africa. Drama for both!

  5. CLOSE!

    Spain 3-1 South Africa

    Mariona Caldentey skips past several challenges and lays it off to her left. The South African defence are running on feathers.

    Jenni Hermoso turns on the flashlights with a filthy backheel flick to set up Lucia Garcia, who is denied a second goal in four minutes by a last-ditch tackle.


    Spain 3-1 South Africa

    Five minutes left to play. Can South Africa give the fans something to cheer about?

  7. GOAL - Spain 3-1 South Africa

    Lucia Garcia

    All over.

    Route one football, this. It's threaded straight down the middle for substitute Lucia Garcia to chase, she beats the defender, rounds the keeper and slots it into an empty net.

    A big moment for the youngster but there's tears from some of the South African fans. Football can be so, so cruel.

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    Video caption: Lucia Garcia score Spain's third goal again South Africa to make it 3-1
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    Spain 2-1 South Africa

    Noko Matlou is taken out by her own keeper as Spain bombard the area with crosses from the left and then the right.

    They are threatening to add another here. South Africa are down and out.

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    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only).

    Lisa: Spain turn this game on its head partially down to some reckless SA defending!

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    Phil Bayley: Disappointing decision for South Africa, that 2nd pen. The body position does look strange, as if she's tried to leave one on her, but I think she's just falling back after having lost the ball, so her leg has stayed up. Harsh.

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    Spain 2-1 South Africa

    How different it could have been if this had gone in shortly after half-time?

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    Video caption: Spain's poor defending almost gift South Africa a second goal.
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    Spain 2-1 South Africa

    Poor Desiree Ellis looks devastated on the sidelines. She has her arms crossed and is staring with a frown at her side that 20 minutes ago, were winning 1-0 against a team ranked 13th in the world.

  13. GOAL - Spain 2-1 South Africa

    Jenni Hermoso

    Were there any doubts? Jenni Hermoso goes the other way, striking it to the keeper's left. It's not a clean hit but there's enough power to beat keeper Andile Dlamini.

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    Video caption: Jenni Hermoso scores a second penalty for Spain to go ahead against South Africa
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    Spain 1-1 South Africa

    DRAMA!!! Nothando Vilakazi follows through on Lucia Garcia - her studs go into the thigh and she's shown a second yellow card.

    Jenni Hermoso will take a second penalty in the 82nd minute.

  15. RED CARD - Nothando Vilakazi

    Spain 1-1 South Africa


    Spain 1-1 South Africa

  17. Another VAR review...

    Spain 1-1 South Africa

    The referee has run over to have a look at a replay on Nothando Vilakazi's challenge on Lucia Garcia in the box a few moments ago.

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    Spain 1-1 South Africa

    Jenni Hermoso's cross finds Mariona Caldentey at the back post but it bounces off a defender and out for a corner.

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    Spain 1-1 South Africa

    Lucia Garcia is making a few dangerous runs in behind the defence but South Africa's line is good.

    She's offside again before being dispossessed in the box.


    Spain 1-1 South Africa

    Leandra Smeda is now coming on for Ode Fulutudilu. South Africa are clinging on a bit now!