Super Falcons beaten by France, may still qualify for round of 16

Super Falcons beaten by France, may still qualify for round of 16

Nigeria’s Super Falcons hope of qualifying for the round of 16 in the 2019 FIFA World Cup dimmed after the Nigerian ladies lost 0-1 to host France in one of the last group matches played on Monday.

If they eventually go through, it would mean that Nigeria progressed as one of the third best losers.

In a very keenly contested match, Wendie Renard converted a penalty in the 79th minute, after Ngozi Ebere was shown a red card (after a second yellow card).

She had earlier missed a penalty, but the referee booked goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie for stepping her foot outside the line, and ordered that the penalty be re-taken.