FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Group C
Defending champions and current holders of the AFC Women's Asian Cup, Japan, finished in first place with maximum points, Cameroon qualifying behind them as runners-up. Switzerland's three points were enough to take them through as one of the best third place finishers.
Cameroon qualified as runners up in the 2014 African Women's Championship. Women's football is in its infancy in Ecuador: the Ministry of Sport established the first inter club competition just two years ago. Their national team qualified via the inter-zonal play-offs, beating Trinidad & Tobago with a very late goal in the second leg.