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Super Falcons Qualify For Round Of 16 After Draw Vs Ireland

Super Falcons Qualify For Round Of 16 After Draw Vs Ireland

Nigeria’s Super Falcons have qualified for the round of 16 after Monday’s 0-0 draw with Republic of Ireland in their final Group B game of the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup.

The Falcons is now the first African team to avoid defeat in the group stage of the World Cup.

They qualify second in place on five points behind co-hosts Australia.

This is the third time the Falcons will progress from the group stage.

The first time they got out of the group stage was in 1999 when they got to the quarter-finals.

Also, the nine-time African champions reached the round of 16 at the 2019 edition.

The group’s other game saw Australia thrash Canada 4-0 to bounce back from the their loss to the Falcons.

The Falcons will meet the top team in Group D in the round of 16.

European champions England, on six points, currently top Group D.

By James Agberebi


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WORDPRESS: 11
  • If Asisat converted that chance……

    She would have been the first-ever female Ballon d’Or winner lol

    But, Great game and output from the entire squad anyways

    They should sharpen their scoring ability MORE, cos either of England/Denmark/China wouldn’t be a tea party, come August 7th; Ify Onumonu especially should be sharper and much more decisive than she’s been in the First Round!! No more slip-ups with the ball from this point on, if they REALLY mean business & want to sink deeper in this competition

    • Chima E Samuels 11 months ago

      Assisat and Ighalo are best friends now I understand even better and I am sure Yakubu was their mentor. The God of Miracle that qualified Nigeria for the KO will see them through.

      • That miss should be one of the misses of the tournament! She had acres of space to position her shot, Messi had something similar against us at Russia 2018, and even from a tighter angle, with Omeruo and co pressurising him, he STILL found a way to beat Uzoho at his left!!
        We need to be MORE clinical if we’re to be taken more seriously in this championship

  • OJON ABIODUN 11 months ago

    Good job girls. Am rooting for you to go far in this tournament.

  • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

    Congratulations to the super Falcons.

    I never gave them a chance. But ey…it’s football….a lot can change in a couple of weeks in this game.

    Congratulations to the team and the coaching crew too. They came into this tournament with a tight game plan and they executed it to the hilt.

    Who would bet that Nigeria would come out of this group as the only unbeaten side….???

    And with incentives like

    Group stage: $30,000
    Round of 16: $60,000
    Quarterfinal: $90,000
    Fourth place: $165,000
    Third place: $180,000
    Second place: $195,000
    Winners: $270,000.

    I bet the girls themselves will want to give it their all.

    I watch a documentary about the team where they were featured at a zoo in Brisbane. I heard Rasheedat Ajibade urging the girls “let’s go back to our camp o, our bonus is at stake”.

    Indeed, $30000 extra is worth cutting short a visit to the zoo for.

    Meanwhile FIFA should kill that idea of paying these monies to the FAs to disburse to the girls o……if they should try it….the girls should just forget about their money forever.

    No wonder NFF were hell bent on smuggling an unknown quantity into the 23 man squad. One yeye official would have been $60000 richer by now.

    Congratulations once again Super Falcons.

    What a time to be a women’s national team player….!

  • First Half – Ireland

    2nd Half – Super Falcons of Nigeria

  • Ayphillydegreat 11 months ago

    Yes we came out unbeaten against all odds, against all officiating, against all gbese the ladies delivered a round of 16 tickets by surpassing all expectations. Nobody gave them a chance to score a goal.

    They were expecting a basket full of goals in a group of death. Who can blame them we have a sham football organization called the NFF onigbese, ajewomasan, agbowomasan. Still out SuperFalcons put smiles on the faces of Nigerians even in a difficult economic times.

    Bring on England we will cross the bridge when we get there. Whatever happens we came out of the group stage unbeaten for the first time in our history. Something SuperEagles never achieved at a WorldCup.

    I can only hope for the best and the future loos even brighter with younger generations of talent’s coming up in the youth teams. With Demehin we have Onome’s heir apparent, Imuran will get his opportunity, Gift Monday, Deborah Abiodun all will be massive for us as we have now turned our attention to the global stage and we will still continue to dominate Africa. 

  • Wale Akinlatun 11 months ago

    Our coach/play is too conservative fory liking. The three teams we faced in the first round were there for the taking but we gave them too much space. If the falcons had been more pressing, they’d have won all their matches. Now is the time to either score or be knocked out

    • Danurch 11 months ago

      Bro. Stop the blame abeg. Are Australia and Canada for jokes? “Canada and Australia are there for takes” Do you think it’s easy? Who ever gave Falcons a chance? Biko calm down.

    • Dr. Drey 11 months ago

      The 3 teams we played were there for the taking…..? So our own falcons were not there for the taking abi….??

      You should be thanking the coach for his conservative and discipline approach, other wise we would be boarding a flight back home tomorrow.

      If not for the 2 walls of 4 women shielding Nnadozie you think she would have continously been on goalkeeping holidays like she has been so far…??

      Lets learn to be grateful. This was how y’all complained Rohr was too conservative until we got disgraced out of both AFCON and WC with attack-attack, express-yourself, wingplay football.

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