France Beat Nigeria 1-0 in Women’s World Cup

France penalty goal

Nigeria lost to France 1-0 in their last group match of the FIFA Women’s World Cu.

Nigeria started brightly wining the first corner kick of the match and almost scored. from then on it was all France doing the playing and pressing, and Nigeria giving away free kicks and corner kicks, for all the ball possession by France, no shot at goal for them in the first half, Nigeria defended well.

The second half stated the same way the first half ended, France pressing, Nigeria defending, however luck ran out for Nigeria when in the 73rd min, VAR ruled against the decision of the referee when Ngozi Ebere fouled  Asseyi in the 18 yard box, she was given a second yellow meaning a red card so Nigeria reduced to 10 men, the penalty was saved, but VAR ruled that the penalty be retaking because the Nigerian goalkeeper had stepped off her line before the penalty was taken. France scored on the second attempt in the 79th minute by Wendie Renard’s penalty to beat Nigeria 1-0.

Group A Final Standings

France go through as group winners, Norway runners up after beating south Korea 2-1, Nigeria claim third spot and will wait to see if they go through, South Korea  eliminated.

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