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Super Falcons advance to World Cup knockouts after goalless draw vs Ireland



Nigeria women’s football team, Super Falcons have advanced to the last 16 of the FIFA Women’s World Cup after playing a goalless draw with the Republic of Ireland.

The Nigerian ladies, the lowest-ranked side in Group B, qualified in second place at the expense of Olympic champions Canada.

Canada, who started their campaign with a draw with Nigeria before winning over Ireland, were beaten 4-0 by hosts Australia in the other group tie on Monday.

Ireland were already knocked out after defeats by Australia and Canada but collected their first point at a World Cup in their final match against Nigeria.

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Group runners-up Nigeria will face the winners of Group D in Brisbane, which could be England if the Lionesses draw with or beat China on Tuesday.

Earlier on, in Group C, Zambia clinched their very first win at a World Cup with a 3-1 scoreline over Costa Rica. The Africans and their opponents crashed out regardless.

In the other Group C game played concurrently, Japan thrashed Spain 4-0 to finish top of the group and book a last-16 showdown with Norway.

Spain, who finished in second place, will head to Auckland, where they will play Switzerland at Eden Park on Saturday.

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