Norway too strong for Nigeria at Women’s World Cup

The team will play Norway by 8 pm (Nigerian time) today and just before the team went out for a light morning session, Super Falcons captain Desire Oparanozie stated in a chinwag with Brila.net that the team are very optimistic and in a good mental space to play their first opponents at the Mundial.

Nigeria conceded the first goal in the 17th minute when Gur Reiten scored for Norway after receiving a superb assist from Caroline Graham.

What: Norway will take on Nigeria in Group A play at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Nigeria was hurt when defender Faith Michael was stretchered off after a collision with her goalkeeper early in the second half.

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Thomas Dennerby's side slumped to a 3-0 defeat at the Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims on Saturday.

Utland doubled the lead with a powerful shot which Norway celebrated with a fake team selfie, before Ohale's attempted clearance from Isabell Herlovsen's cross ended up in her own net. "So, I hope we can score a lot of goals". We have been working really closely to coordinate the team and make the right decisions also for the interest of the team.

They face South Korea and hosts France in their remaining group phase matches. The NFF has done well by ensuring good preparation for the team, with the tournaments that we played. Arguably the world's best active player, Hegerberg is not playing at the 2019 Women's World Cup of Soccer because she believes that Norwegian Soccer does not treat their women's program equally to their men's program.

China had nearly stunned the favourites against the run of play in the first half when Yang Li was sent through after a German error but her shot was cleared when she looked certain to score. After South Africa opened the scoring with a first half goal by Thembi Kgatlana, Spain marched back with three second half goals including two penalty kicks by Jennifer Hermoso.

  • Lawrence Cooper