WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ROUND OF 16: NIGERIA QUALIFY

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have qualified for Round of 16 in the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France.

The Falcons picked the last best loser’s slot after Chile failed to score four goals against Thailand in the last Group F match.

Chile beat Thailand 2-0 but still had minus 3 goals difference, giving the Falcons an edge with minus 2 goals difference.

Cameroon had earlier qualified by picking the 3rd best losers slot with an injury time 2-1 win over New Zealand

The USA beat Sweden 2-0 and more importantly, Chile could only defeat Thailand 2-0, despite needing to win by three unreplied goals.

The Super Falcons had to wait until the final Group F fixtures, to see if they would progress.

Nigeria has taken the last slot reserved for the best third-placed countries.

The other three are Brazil, China and Cameroon.

Nigeria lost 3-0 in their opener to Norway, before beating Korea Republic 2-0 to claim their first win.

However, Thomas Dennerby’s ladies lost 1-0 under controversial circumstances to hosts France in their last Group A match.

They will now face Germany in the next round on June 22.

Categories: SPORTS

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