Nigeria’s Super Falcons are back to the playing field today (Saturday) as they face Germany in second round of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Thomas Dennerby team reached the knockout stages on Thursday after Chile could not go past two goals against Thailand in Group F.
Nigeria advanced as one of the four best third-placed teams, having finished with 3 points and a -2 goal difference in Group A.
They started the campaign with a disappointing 3-0 loss to Norway but bounced back with a 2-0 win over Korea Republic, before losing 1-0 to hosts France.
The Falcons will play against Germany and hope to secure a quarterfinal ticket at the France showpiece.
The last and only time Nigeria reached the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup was in 1999, and since then, they have not gone past the group stage.
Venue for the game is the same venue where Nigeria defeated Korea 2-0, and the team are likely to enjoy more support from local fans.
The match will kick off by 4:30p.m Nigeria time at Grenoble.