Nigeria 2 Vs South Korea 0 LIVE FT
By Iwedi Ojinmah 1 month ago
94.00 Piooom...Pioooom ! Game Over. Nigeria has just improved its chance of getting into the knock-out stage. Upcoming is the big game against France. But as for today, the African Champion did not just bark...... it also bit! Up Falcons you were Super......
75.00 Oshoala in an absolute moment of brilliance....waltzes through all of Korea...(well just South really as the North didn't come )...... and scores. For the first time since 1999 Nigeria has scored two goals at the WWC in one match...........
0.00 Game back on.....Nigeria playing now from right to left. No substitutions. Strap yourselves in...the next 45 mins are going to be hot!
47.00 HT Very good game of football. Nigeria pressing but Korea still being dangerous on the counter.
29.00 Blunder in the back by Korea against the run of play. Own Goal by D KimRelated: Caf Makes Money Rain For Afcon Teams, Semi-Finalists Super Eagles Bag $2m .
0.00 Game on. We have a Russian Ref..............Nigeria in their top selling kit and Korea in red over blue.
We are just hours away for the make or break encounter between Nigeria and South Korea. With Norway and France sitting ontop of the group Nigeria is in third position only because South Korea let in four goals against France while Nigeria let in three against Norway. Considering that Nigeria let in six against France the last time the two teams met it is even more imperative, at least on paper, that Nigeria earns maximum points here.
Welcome to Awareness Sports official game thread for the game between the Super Falcons of Nigeria and the Tagegeuk Ladies of South Korea at the Womens' World Cup in France. it will be updated constantly before, during and after the game.
Date June 12th
Venue: Stade des Alpes
Weather: 29°C Precipitation: 10% Humidity: 60% Wind: 10 km/h
The Super Falcons have fully settled into their Mercure Grenoble Centre President Hotel in the city of Grenoble, ahead of today's make-or-break FIFA Women's World Cup clash with South Korea.
Players and officials flew into Grenoble at 1 pm on Sunday and arrived at the hotel an hour later, in time for lunch.
Defeat by Norway in Reims on Saturday was quickly forgotten as soon as the delegation left the city, and all eyes and mind are now on the clash with the South Koreans at the Stade del Alpes that must not go wrong.
Korea's margin of defeat by France, who thumped them 4-0 at the Parc des Princes in Paris in the championship opening match, means Nigeria is third in the pool, and being a 24-team tournament, the African champions will be in good stead to reach the Round of 16 if they brush the Koreans aside and hold France to a stalemate in Rennes on 17th June.
They can then hope to be among the four best third-placed teams to advance from the group stage.
On Monday, the team trained at the Stade Eugène Thenard on the Avenue du General de Charles Gaulle.
Today's clash with the Koreans will hold at the Stade des Alpes and the two teams have the opportunity of playing their game and knowing where they stand before France take on Norway in Nice hours later.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who watched the defeat by Norway in Reims on Saturday alongside 2ndVice President Shehu Dikko, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi and Executive Committee member Aisha Falode, charged the Falcons to overcome the loss to the Scandinavians and plot a surefire strategy that will extract the three points from the Asians on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Falcons head coach Thomas Dennerby says his side is looking forward to a tough game. He shared some of his thoughts with Awareness Sports:
"I'm still confident that if we can bring our good performances against Norway to this game, we have a really good chance.
"We know that South Korea is a skilful team with very good passing play and quick players with good buildup play.
"We definitely respect them and will to come the game with a lot of humility. I feel if we use our best strength, power and speed that we really have a good chance."
While the Falcons seem to have their eyes locked on the prize, namely beating the Asians they have suffered a major blow with Faith Michael being ruled out of the 2019 Women's World Cup in France.
Last Saturday in Reims, the Pitea IF defender was taken off the pitch (above) after she collided with goalkeeper Tochukwu Oluehi in an effort to clear the ball in the 53rd minute.