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Super Falcons Made History In Ongoing Women’s World Cup

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The Super Falcons were held goalless by the Republic of Ireland on Monday to qualify for the knockout stages of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Nigeria’s women’s team qualified for the knockout rounds with 5 points after two draws and one win.

This made the African representatives the first team from their continent to move to the next round without losing match.

There were exhilarating scenes for Nigeria as a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland helped them qualify for the knockout stages of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Oceana Kano had Nigeria’s best chance in the second half of the encounter, but Courtney Brosnan made a brilliant save for Nigeria. For Ireland it was a matter of consolation that it was their first point in the exhibition event.

Nigeria held a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland to gain the points needed to reach the knockout stages of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Ireland, despite being eliminated after losing their first two matches, dominated the ball and almost took the lead in the first five minutes, but Katie McCabe sent a low shot wide of the post.

Asisat Oshoala was also the man with Nigeria’s best chance in the first half, after he slotted the ball into the net by Oceana Kanu.

The super hawks were more severe after the break and it seemed that they had broken the dead end with a head down – only for Courtney Brucen to make an amazing tour of the crossbar.

Australia is sending Canada in other Group B games, Nigeria hopes in second place and will play Group D – which can be in England – in the last 16.

Ireland are bottom of the table, but this is the first time they have scored a goal in a Women’s World Cup.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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