Women’s World Cup: Gallant Falcons bow to France

Posted by News Express | 18 June 2019 | 1,358 times

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons fought gallantly on Monday night, losing narrowly to France, which claimed a third straight victory to qualify for the round of 16 of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Wendie Renard’s penalty goal in the 79th minute goal was all it took for France to edge past the Falcons who put up a brave challenge throughout the clash.

The victory confirmed top spot for France in Group A.

The French needed a point to take first place in the group but Renard gave them all three from the spot at the second attempt after Nigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie was judged to have encroached for Renard’s first effort, which hit the post.

Norway have also gone through to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup after beating South Korea 2-1 with two penalties.


Source: News Express

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