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2023 WWC: We Will Fight Hard To Beat Super Falcons – Ireland Star Sheva

2023 WWC: We Will Fight Hard To Beat Super Falcons – Ireland Star Sheva

Republic of Ireland forward, Marissa Sheva says the team will give the Super Falcons a tough fight in their last group game at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Girls in Green have already been eliminated from defeats to co-hosts Australia and Olympic champions Canada.

Vera Pauw’s side have nothing but pride to play for when they take on the Super Falcons at the Lang Park, Brisbane on Monday.

Sheva, who plays for NWSL side, Washington Spirit insisted they will make things tough for their opponent.

“You will never see us give up,” Sheva told BBC.

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“I am so proud of this team for that reason. We will go into that next game in Brisbane and we will fight like hell.

“We will try to come back with a result for Ireland, the fans who came out here to watch us and to show just how good this team is.

“You saw it at times. We’re so close to being one of the best teams in the world, everyone can see that.

“With this being our first tournament, the fact we are so disappointed that we held Canada to a 2-1 and it could have been a very different result, I think you see that.

“We’ll be back but we definitely have business to finish with Nigeria.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Who’s this talking abeg. Wetin be her baba name? 

  • Papafem 7 months ago

    Don’t scare us guy. We are more than ready for you. Yes, you’ve shown signs of brilliance but of course, our quality has shone through too. You can see the result. You’ll just be an icing on the cake for us on Monday. Next time, you should pray for luck that you are not placed in the group having yoyr seniors at WWC …LOL

    • Sportradio88.0 fm 7 months ago

      Becareful fifa , referee , spectators,linesman ,wil try to get them a win on Monday.. against Nigeria…. So I expect the Nigerians ladies to stil crowd their defense and get to the opponent with shot at goal from fast Break from the middle Field.
      The last game against horsetralia had 7 mins of extra time in 1st half and 11 mins extra in 2nd half.making a total of 18mins in the game..
      This game against Ireland wil see up to 20 mins before the referee end the game .. they want the game to end Ireland 4 Nigeria 1 at all cost ..so that Canada and Australia can go thru.
      Secret from Brisbane.

  • Kriskenny 7 months ago

    Nigeria 2 vs iraland 0.

  • God will continue to shame enemies of Nigeria

  • Nigeria women will beat Republic of Ireland women 4-0

  • Omo9ja 7 months ago

    I said it yesterday or so. Ireland was unlucky in this tournament. The new commer is a strong side that can upset any team. You looked down on Ireland, and you get punished.

    They are very organized, disciplined, and focused for 90 minutes. This match will be the toughest of the match for our ladies.

    Plus, almost everyone in the stadium will be supporting the Ireland team in the hope of defeating Nigeria so that Australia can beat Canada or play draw against Canada so that the host can go through. I am very sorry, this is an angry Super Falcons that have no respect for any team in this tournament.

    Everything is at stake, and this match against Ireland will decide whether we are going to make it to the second round or not.

    This match will be a huge test for coach Waldrum, and if our ladies take Ireland for granted, Ireland may surprise Falcons.

    This is what I like most about Super Falcons. They are always putting the interests of Nigerian in their hearts, not like Super Eagles, that give 40% on the pitch.

    This match will be interesting and entertaining to watch, but by God’s grace, Nigeria will win the match.

    Lastly, coach Waldrum should not rush Oparanozie if she is not fully fit. We need Gift Monday against Ireland.

    We haveto win the match. We have to win that match so that we can top the table. By topping the table will help us to play a lesser side in the second round of the tournament.

    Not only that, but to send a signer to other top teams in the tournament that we not a pushover. To be among the best Super Falcons have to beat Ireland to show the world what we are capable of. I wish our darling Super Falcons good luck against the Ireland team. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • I like girls or women football because they play with good mind. They don’t envy the other player and so want to injure her. They don’t argue with the referee and they’re quick to apologize.

    We will enjoy the Ireland vs Nigeria match. There’s no small team. Nigeria has the advantage. The Irish coach may want to feature some of their players that have tasted the field. Afterall win or draw or loss they are going home. That’s what most teams do in this kind of situation.

    Inferiority complex may be in the Irish team too. Looking at Nigeria’s result so far, it is the second best. 4 points from 2 matches. Ireland is the worse type of results so far- zero point from 2 matches. They may want to play for a draw. If they want to play to win, means that they have to push forward leaving the back open. Better to play for a draw and go home proud that a point was gotten in this World cup instead of going home with no point. Humble and wise coaches like to think this way.

    I’m sure we will enjoy the match and I believe our girls will not disappoint. If Canada like,they can sorry for Australia but it will be on their head and not at the expense of Nigeria. Nigeria and Canada will qualify from the Group.

  • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

    Ewooo….Racism is about to enter the EPL o…!!!

    The Gaurdian
    Premier League referees to add on time lost for goal celebrations this season
    The exact time lost during goal celebrations will be measured by referees in the coming season, as part of a move to clamp down on dark arts and time-wasting.

    New regulations, agreed upon by the law maker Ifab and the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), will take effect when the English Football League resumes next Friday and will be adopted by the Premier League. It is part of the PGMOL’s drive to keep the game flowing and a high threshold in terms of contact for free-kicks and penalties will remain.

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    Games are likely to run longer, as seen at the men’s and women’s World Cups. It is hoped the rules will increase the amount of time the ball is in play. The ball was recorded as in play for only 51 minutes during Arsenal’s draw with Newcastle in January. Opta found the ball was in play in the Premier League for an average of 54 minutes and 49 seconds last season.

    In previous seasons the policy was to add a nominal period of time for events such as goals and subsequent celebrations, substitutions and injuries. The same applied to penalties and red cards.

    Other changes will involve players receiving treatment off the field whenever possible to promote player safety and deter teams from slowing the game. Exceptions include when a goalkeeper is injured or if players from the same team have collided.

    Its like FIFA NOW HATES THE EPL…..LMAooo
    Premier League players will stop time-wasting with new Fifa rules – Pierluigi Collina
    World referees’ chief Pierluigi Collina says Premier League players will stop time-wasting when more accurate amounts of added time are applied.

    Football’s international rule-making body Ifab has announced plans to increase the ‘effective time’ being played during matches.

    “The effective time at Aston Villa v Brentford was 43 minutes,” said Collina who chairs Fifa’s referees’ committee.

    “I don’t think someone wants to pay to watch a match that lasts 43 minutes.”

    Italian former World Cup referee Collina has been given figures that show Premier League matches have an effective time of 54.49 minutes, while it is even lower in the Scottish Premier League at 50.42 minutes.

    Champions League matches have an effective time of 58.07 minutes, said Collina.

    Ifab has decided the actual amount of time taken in five key areas – substitutions, player injuries, penalties and red cards, VAR and goal celebrations – should be used when calculating overall stoppage time rather than an estimate.

    It is accepted this would initially mean the amount of stoppage time increasing, although it is felt this would reduce once players realised the time they were taking was just being added.

    “We have seen implementing VAR has reduced simulation. How many cards are now given for simulation? Very little because the players know it is meaningless to try,” said 63-year-old Collina, who refereed the 2002 World Cup final.

    “I am convinced time wasting will be reduced when players know it is meaningless to waste time because that time is compensated.”

    • Dr. Drey 7 months ago

      Black Freedom Fighters…..please roll up your sleeves ehn….LMAOoo. A lot of racist refereeing is about to go down this coming season……LMAOooo.

      “….Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. Talk sense to a fool and he will call you foolish…..” – (Cophucius, 551 – 479 BC)

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