Twitter reacts as Copper Queens lose 5-0 to Japan in Women’s World Cup

Twitter reacts as Copper Queens lose 5-0 to Japan in Women’s World Cup
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The Copper Queens of Zambia squared off with the Japan women's team in a Group C match at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. The encounter took place at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, on Saturday.

Zambia were making their World Cup debut and ranked as the tournament's lowest team.

The Copper Queens had defeated Germany, the second ranked team in the world, 3-2 in a warm-up match earlier this month, and held Switzerland to a draw a couple of weeks earlier.

So, expectations were high from the Copper Queens as they faced Japan but they got blown apart by the Asians who dominated the game from start to finish, thrashing the Zambians 5-0 to record the most emphatic win of the 2023 Women's World Cup so far.

And as the match ended, lots of reactions from fans, pundits, and enthusiasts from Zambia and across Africa shared their thoughts on the game.

Let’s delve into some of the notable tweets that captured the thrills of this Group C World Cup encounter.

Twitter reactions – Copper Queens vs Japan Women's World Cup match

A Zambian with the name Hungry Lion – ZM who's obviously disappointed with the result, cannot understand what just happened to the Copper Queens. Here's his tweet:

Another tweet from a patriotic Zambian who goes by ‘The Gist' saw the positive side of the encounter, mentioning its history for Zambia to even be at the World Cup.

He goes further to encourage the team to keep their head up.

In another reaction to the humiliating defeat, a Twitter user who goes by ‘Mr_Certified_Stanyoko_pro_mas‘ gave a darning assessment of the Copper Queens.

A Tweet from ‘NS Sport' said “Japan has thumped Zambia 5-0 in FIFA women's World cup today. Copper queens debut has ended in tears.”

A fan with the name ‘Minister of Electricity‘ on seeing the Copper Queens statistics of the game questioned “How did they even qualify?”.

To be fair, the Copper Queens faced a far more superior side, technically gifted, who hold the ball really well.

Here's the Tweet:

In another Tweet reacting to the game, ‘Squawka Live‘ ranked Japan's biggest wins at the Women's World Cup. You can see the Tweet below:

The result pushed Japan to the top of the standings in Group C on superior goal difference over Spain who had beaten Costa Rica 3-0 on Friday.

On the other hand, Zambia are rooted bottom of the group, and will have to regroup in order to make a considerable impact in their first Women's World Cup tournament.

The Copper Queens next play Spain on 26 July, in a match that will decide their debut World Cup fate.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.