Norway forward Emilie Nautnes is confident that her side will come out tops in today’s (Saturday) Group A clash against the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, reports Completesports.com.
The Norwegians have never lost to the Super Falcons, winning all previous three games against the African champions.
Nautnes, 21, who will be lining up against her Arna-Bjornar club teammate, Ngozi Ebere, believes Norway will punish the Africans’ defensive frailty in Reims.
“Our first [2019 Women’s World Cup] match is against Nigeria,” Nautnes told RFI.
“Their strength is that they are good physically and they have good forwards.
“But they are not quite as good at defending. So, I hope we can score a lot of goals.”
Hosts currently France top the Group A with three points after thrashing South Korea 4-0 in the competition’s opening game on Friday.
By Adeboye Amosu