Bad start for Nigeria, South Africa @ Women World Cup
The Super Falcons of Nigeria had a bad start to their 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign with a 3-0 loss to Norway in one of the Group A fixtures.
The Super Falcons were not overly dominated as the scoreline suggests but were undone by lapses in defence.
Nigeria, who are now third in Group A, will now move to Grenoble, where they take on South Korea on Wednesday, June 12.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Hermoso scored two penalties as Spain came from behind to beat World Cup debutants South Africa, who were reduced to 10 players.
Atletico Madrid’s Hermoso converted both spot-kicks in the second half, awarded after a handball and Nothando Vilakazi’s late challenge, for which she received a second yellow card.
Spain were the better side and Lucia Garcia added a cool third late on. Thembi Kgatlana had given South Africa a shock lead with a chipped finish.
Spain face Germany on Wednesday, and South Africa take on China on Thursday.