Chile hold on to reach Olympic women's tournament for first time

A tense 0-0 draw against Cameroon in Antalya saw Chile go through to July's Tokyo 2020 Games 2-1 on aggregate.

By Olympic Channel
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Chile clinched the last place in the Tokyo 2020 women's football tournament on Monday (13 April), after a 0-0 draw with Cameroon in Antalya, Turkey.

The lack of goals meant the South American side went through to their first Olympic Games thanks to their 2-1 first leg victory last week at the same venue.

With Cameroon the designated home side in the first leg, the Africans needed to score twice to have any chance of progress.

And despite having the lion's share of possession and creating more chances, they were unable to find a way past Chile's captain, PSG goalkeeper Christiane Endler.

Charlene Meyong shot over in the second half before Brigitte Omboudou was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 64th minute.

Cameroon continued to seek a way back into the tie and Atletico Madrid striker Ajara Nchout Njoya, who found the net last week, saw her shot saved by Endler before firing her rebound just over the bar.

For Chile, Francisca Lara had a free-kick tipped over in injury time and that was swiftly followed by the final whistle and joyous celebrations for the women in red.

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