Super Falcons’ chances of qualifying shrinks

Super Falcons’ chances of qualifying shrinks

The Super Falcons saw their chances of making the Round of 16 reduced, as Brazil took the second slot after Tuesday matches.


The South Americans beat Italy 1-0, thanks to Marta’s late penalty, to claim the third spot in Group C.

Three of the teams in the group including Australia finished with six points, while Jamaica had zero.

There are now two slots left for the best third-placed teams.

For the African champions to qualify now, Scotland needs to beat Argentina on Wednesday. Or at least hold the South Americans to a draw.

New Zealand must also hold Cameroon or if either side wins on Thursday, it must not be by more than three goals.

Thailand, who have conceded 18 times already, should not lose by more than three goals to Chile.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles Captain, Mikel John Obi has praised the performance of the Super Falcons after their 1-0 loss to host nation France and has backed them for a place in the knock out stages of the World Cup.

Mikel, who watched the match with his teammates, said after their training session on Tuesday that the Super Falcons should continue flying the country’s flag high despite being underdogs.

The Thomas Dennerby-led side is still hoping results elsewhere go in their favour as they bid to make it to the knockout stages for only the second time in the country’s history.

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