Super Falcons reach round of 16
Written by Taiwo Adekola on August 1, 2023
For the third time in nine appearances at the Women’s World Cup, the Super Falcons are through to the round of 16 of the ongoing tournament in Australia and New Zealand after an impressive display in the group stages.
Nigeria booked their spot in the last 16 after a goalless draw against the Republic of Ireland in their last group game in Brisbane yesterday, becoming the only African side to finish the round unbeaten.
Nigeria drew with Canada in their first game and followed it up with a stunning 3-2 win over co-hosts Australia to take control of their destiny, before finishing the job with yesterday’s stalemate.
The Super Falcons finished second in Group B with five points, one point behind co-hosts Australia, who thumped Canada 4-0 in their last group game, to move ahead of the Falcons.
The Super Falcons of Nigeria will face European champions, England in the Round of 16 at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Three Lionesses booked a date with the Super Falcons after finishing top of Group D.
It will be the first-ever meeting between both teams.