Super Falcons qualify for 2nd round at 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

The Super Falcons of Nigeria secured a 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup spot with a 0-0 draw vs Ireland at the Brisbane Stadium on Monday July 31.

Super Falcons 0-0 Ireland: Wasteful Nigeria qualify for World Cup round of 16 - Pulse Sports Nigeria

Nigeria superstar Asisat Oshoala had a good chance to fire the Falcons ahead in the 13th but was unlucky to have a her shot fly just wide of the left post.

Ireland despite dominating possession failed to penetrate the Nigerian defence line until the 32nd minute when Kyra sent a header straight at Chiamaka Nnadozie.

There was no breakthrough in the first half and so it finished Ireland 0-0 Nigeria.

In the second half, Nigeria had two great opportunities to go ahead in the 50th and 51st minute. Toni Payne did great work on the wings before sending a delivery for Uchenna Kanu.

Kanu headed down but was denied by a full stretched Irish goalkeeper, the rebound came off to the crossbar before being cleared to safety.

Unbeaten in the group stage, Nigeria will go through as group B runners-up with five points behind tournament co-hosts Australia who defeated Canada 4-0 in the other game.

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