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EXTRA TIME: How South Africa reacted to Germany thrashing Banyana Banyana in Women's World Cup

22:29 EAT 17/06/2019
Germany women celebrate vs South Africa
Before the game, members of the media pointed out that South Africa could still progress to the knockout stage by beating Germany convincingly

Germany beat Banyana Banyana 4-0 in their third and final group stage fixture at the Women's World Cup at Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier on Monday.

The result confirms South Africa's exit from the tournament, since they had to beat Germany by a high score and hope other results went their way to advance to the knock-outs.

Banyana ended up losing all three of their matches, finishing bottom of their group, earning zero points, conceding eight goals and scoring just one.

Reality set in, particularly when you consider that South Africa believed they didn't play badly in their first two matches.

Banyana lost 3-1 to Spain in their opening game, where the Africans felt hard done by to concede two penalties. Then they were edged 1-0 by an excellent Chinese team.

Ultimately, Banyana were placed in an extremely difficult group and will learn from this World Cup experience.

However there were many fans on social media who are not as patient with South Africa's campaign in France 2019.

Many of their Tweets boast a good sense of South African humour, which helps deal with such a depressing 4-0 result.

Then there's also posts which congratulated Banyana for making the country proud and representing South Africa with honour in France.