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France 2019: Falcons off to a stuttering start against Norway

Nigeria got off to a poor start at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup as they lost 3-0 to Norway at the Stade Auguste-Delaune on Saturday night.The Super Falcons were second best in the Group A game in Reims. It was their 17th defeat at the World Cup finals.The nine-time African Champions forward line of Franscisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and [...]

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    Champions USA!

Champions USA!

USA ended their 16-year FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy drought with a 5-2 win over Japan to bag their third title.In a repeat of the 2011 final, which Japan won on penalties, Carli Lloyd scored a 16-minute hat-trick to fire her side to victory.Barely 15 minutes had elapsed when Lloyd put the USA 4-0 up. Lauren Holiday volleyed the third [...]

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    England claim third place

England claim third place

Fara Williams scored an extra-time penalty as England beat Germany 1-0 in Edmonton to win the third place play-off at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.The game, which was devoid of any clear-cut chances, looked to be heading for a penalty shoot-out until Tabea Kemme brought down substitute Lianne Sanderson in the box.The referee wasted no time to point to the [...]

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    Bassett: I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me

Bassett: I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me

England defender, Laura Bassett, said she was so embarrassed after finding the back of her team’s net against Japan that she wished she could disappear from the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.The Lionesses lost 2-1 to the reigning champions in their semi-final after Bassett scored right at the end.The Notts County defender is still heartbroken 48 hours after her goal ended [...]

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    England are ‘as good as having a medal around the neck’

England are ‘as good as having a medal around the neck’

England coach, Mark Sampson, believes the Lionesses are as good as winning the Women’s World Cup despite their dramatic semi-final defeat to Japan.The team matched the holders throughout the match in Edmonton until defender Laura Bassett's injury-time own goal gave Japan a 2-1 win.But the 32-year-old coach is impressed with the spirit built in the squad and the togetherness fostered [...]

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    It’s Japan and USA…again

It’s Japan and USA…again

Japan set-up a rematch of the 2011 edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup with the USA after a last-gasp 2-1 win over England at Edmonton broke the heart of the brave Lionesses. An unfortunate injury-time own goal from Laura Bassett separated the two sides in a keenly contested match.England gave as good as they got throughout the entire match [...]

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    USA in back-to-back final after beating Germany in Montreal

USA in back-to-back final after beating Germany in Montreal

The USA qualified for their second successive FIFA Women’s World Cup final after a 2-0 win over Germany in Montreal.The game was defined by two second-half penalties – a miss and hit – with Celia Sasic failing from the spot for Germany while Carli Lloyd tucked away her penalty a few minutes later before setting up Kelley O’Hara for a [...]

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    Japan withstand late Dutch scare to progress to last-eight

Japan withstand late Dutch scare to progress to last-eight

Champions Japan saw off a late fight-back from the Netherlands to book a place in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 win in Vancouver.Japan controlled the early possessions, but it was the Dutch who had the first opportunity to take the lead, coming close from Sherida Spitse. Her effort flew over the bar from 20 [...]

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    USA, England book last-eight tickets

USA, England book last-eight tickets

It wasn’t a stroll in the park for three-time champions USA after battling to a 2-0 win over Colombia in their round-of-16 FIFA Women’s World Cup clash in Edmonton.The South Americans attacked their more illustrious opponents and only fell behind following the dismissal of goalkeeper Catalina Perez early in the second half.Abby Wambach missed the ensuing penalty before second-half strikes [...]

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    Ini-Abasi wins Super Falcons ‘Beauty Survey in Winnipeg’

Ini-Abasi wins Super Falcons ‘Beauty Survey in Winnipeg’

Ini-Abasi Umotong is the most beautiful girl in the Super Falcons according to a survey among 50 young male adults in Winnipeg conducted by TheCable during the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.   The 21-year-old didn’t play a single minute of the 270 involving the Nigerian team in Winnipeg and Vancouver, but her beauty which “was gleaned from their training [...]

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    China hold off Cameroon to advance to quarterfinals

China hold off Cameroon to advance to quarterfinals

Wang Shanshan’s early strike for China PR proved the difference in their second-round clash with Cameroon.In one of the most entertaining games of the Women’s World Cup thus far, both sides created a lot of chances at either end, but it was the Chinese who booked a place into the last eight where they will play the winner of Monday's [...]

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    Player Rating: How Super Falcons fared

Player Rating: How Super Falcons fared

The Super Falcons of Nigeria played their best game in the 2015 Women’s World Cup but still lost 1-0 to USA.We look at how the players fared in the encounter in Vancouver.Precious DedeEasily Nigeria’s best player after making saves after saves, especially her tremendous and courageous save of the match in the 61st minute to deny Alex Morgan. 7.5Sarah NnodimMade [...]

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    Super Falcons say ‘Yes We Can’

Super Falcons say ‘Yes We Can’

There are three results in a football match – win, lose, and draw.Against the USA, though, there’s only one result that’s good enough for the Super Falcons – a win, a win, and nothing but a win.The board game Monopoly is hardly ever played in the team’s camp but the players must order their opponent in Vancouver on Tuesday to:“Go [...]

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    4 things Super Falcons must do to beat USA

4 things Super Falcons must do to beat USA

Super Falcons of Nigeria need to beat USA in a win-or-bust match in Vancouver to advance to the next round of the 2015 Women’s World Cup.We look at four things coach Edwin Okon must do to achieve Nigeria’s first win against the Americans in four encounters. DEFEND SET PIECES Conceding a goal from a corner kick is bad. Conceding two in a [...]

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    Oshoala: Falcons’ attackers can be as good as Madrid’s BBC

Oshoala: Falcons’ attackers can be as good as Madrid’s BBC

Super Falcons forward, Asisat Oshoala, expects the team’s attacking trio of herself, Desire Oparanozie and Ngozi Okobi to combine well like the Real Madrid’s BBC – Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo – and fire Nigeria to victory against USA.Falcons need a win against the Americans in their last group game in Vancouver to book a ticket to the [...]

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    4 books to help prepare you for Super Falcons v USA clash

4 books to help prepare you for Super Falcons v USA clash

The Super Falcons need to beat USA, by any margin, to progress to the next round of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.On paper, it sounds like mission impossible considering the fact that:USA are ranked 2nd in the FIFA ranking while Nigeria are 33 in the world USA have won the World Cup twice while Nigeria have gone beyond the group stage once USA, [...]

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