Nigeria Vs Germany 0:3 FT
By Iwedi Ojinmah 30 days ago
90.00 (+) - Game over. The African Champion has been expelled by a better team but they fought very hard and now sadly have to fly home.
82:00 - Schueller scores and that should be game, set and match for Germany.
2nd half 0.00 - Game back on
45 (+) - HT whistle goes. Nigeria has been far from dominated but has been very unfortunate.
26.00 - Nwaboku's tackle is high and she gets a yellow card and Germany a penalty. Daebritz converts easily......
20.00 - Captian Popp strikes for the Germans off a corner kick.......wicked header that soars into the net.....
First half 0.00 - After 36 hours of sporadic but intense rain, it is all sun here today at game time. Nigeria in solid green and Germany in all white. As expected Ebere is out because of the Red card and Oshoala is also on the bench but I have a funny feeling we will see her later
Game on...Nigeria playing from right to left.
Date: June 22
Venue: Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
TV: SuperSport, Fifa TV
Japanese Referee Yoshimi Yamashita has been appointed to officiate Nigeria’s round of 16 FIFA Women’s World Cup match against two-time champions Germany. Yamashita (below) had only previously served in that capacity once at this competition and will do so for the second time only since 2016 when she arrived on the scene
The 33-year-old experienced Japanese match official is keen on brandishing her cards at will and has issued 11 cautions in 10 international matches when she officiated. Earlier in the year, she made history as part of the first all-female trio to officiate a men’s match in Asian continental competition. Yamashita will be assisted by her compatriots Naomi Teshirogi, Makoto Bozono and fourth official Casey Reibelt of Australia.
Meanwhile from the German camp, If she plays against Nigeria, Alexandra Popp will win her 100th cap for the national team. The Wolfsburg forward made her debut for the side in 2010 and is competing at her third Women's World Cup.
The last Women's World Cup meeting between these sides was in 2011 when then hosts Germany won 1-0 thanks to Simone Laudehr's second-half goal.
Of the 28 players who featured in that game, only six remain in 2019. Alexandra Popp is the only surviving Germany player, while the Super Falcons' Osinachi Ohale, Onome Obi, Rita Chikwelu, Desire Oparanozie and Francisca Ordega are still present from that tournament eight years ago.