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South Africa Is Heading to the Women's World Cup for the First Time Ever

The team has earned a spot in the 2019 World Cup after defeating Mali in the Africa Women Cup of Nations.

South Africa's national women's soccer team has just made history.

After securing a 2-0 win against Mali in the Africa Women Cup of Nations in Accra on Tuesday, the team, nicknamed Banyana Banyana, will head to the World Cup finals for the first time ever, reports BBC Africa.

The team's captain, Janine Van Wyk took to Twitter to celebrate the milestone, sharing pictures of her and fellow teammates in celebration.

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Angola Is the First African Country to Win the Amputee World Cup

Angola earned the title after beating Turkey in overtime.

After an intense final match against Turkey, Angola's national amputee football team won the World Cup championship in Guadalajara, Mexico—making them the first African tea m ever to earn the victory.

After the game ended 0-0, the two teams faced off in a penalty shootout, with Angola eventually beating Turkey 5-4, after a Turkish goal was blocked by Angola's goalie Jesus, while a winning spot-kick was secured by Henio Guilerme, reports BBC Sport.

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​Jamaica's Reggae Girlz Are the First Caribbean Team In History to Qualify for the Women's World Cup

Jamaica's senior national women's team are headed to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Jamaica's national women's soccer team, known as the Reggae Girlz will take their talents to the senior Women's World Cup in France next year for the first time ever, making them the first Caribbean women's team ever to qualify for the games, according to FIFA.com.

It's been a long road to success for the Reggae Girlz. The team folded in 2010, but were brought back in 2014 due to the fervent support of Cedella Marley—the first-born daughter of Bob Marley—who has helped sponsor the team through the Bob Marley Foundation, reports Huffington Post.

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France's Blackness

As French scholar Grégory Pierrot points out, "the black players of France are also black players for the entire black world."

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