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France 2019: Norway Forward Nautnes Confident Of Victory Against Super Falcons

France 2019: Norway Forward Nautnes Confident Of Victory Against Super Falcons

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

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  • Your mouth bend there! You think this is 2015? Big shock is waiting for your team, just as China is currently giving overconfident Germany a run for their money. Germany is 1-0 up with 10 minutes to go, although ideally, it should have been 3-1 to China, who fluffed 3 one-on-one chances. Experience is proving the difference.

  • In the article above, young Norwegian forward Emilie Nautnes has a point.

    Against 5 European opponents since Dennerby took over, the Super Falcons have conceded no less than 17 goals scoring 9.
    The oppositions have been France, Romania, Austria, Slovakia, and Belgium.

    Of the 17 goals conceded in those matches, 13 (76%) were conceded in second halves which only suggests to me that our defenders tire incessantly as games progress.

    Whereas the team has defensive frailites, coach Rohr will be hoping that the disciple he has being instilling in their make-up as a whole will help plug the holes in the defence.

    The Swedish tactician is already relishing the perception of Nigeria as underdogs as he said: “Definitely, we will not be having all the pressure on us because I believe most of the teams will feel they can beat Nigeria.

    [However] The world should expect to see a very physical team, fast as well because we have a lot of players with really good speed.

    Hopefully, we will be in the Round of 16 and if we can come that far, I think anything can happen thereafter” End of quote.

    • Coach Rorh? @ deo, this is not super eagle its super falcons Coach Denerby. I am believing that the falcons will come out top.

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