Group A: France 1-0 Nigeria
After a 1-0 loss against France, Nigeria are forced to wait to seal qualification to the Round of 16 of the Women’s World Cup.

Nigeria finished 3rd in the group after the result. The goals were scored on a retaken penalty by Reynard. Reynard had initially missed the penalty, but Video Assistant Referee (VAR) revealed that Nigeria goal keeper, Nnadozie had moved before the shot and the refs ordered the penalty to be retaken.

Norway finished second behind France with a 2-1 win over South Korea to finish the group with 6 points.

Nigeria need to wait on results from other groups in order to seal qualification.

The Super Falcons failed to qualify for the knockout stages in the last World Cup, back in 2015.

*Group B*
Spain and China played out a goalless draw that ensured both sides progress to the Women’s World Cup last 16.
Spain qualify for the knockout stages as Group B runners-up, level on four points with China who are guaranteed to finish as a best third-placed side.
Germany sealed their position as group winners, beating South Africa 4-0.
Jorge Vilda’s Spain qualify from the World Cup group stages for the first time in their history, having made their tournament debut in 2015.
China, who continue their record of having never failed to progress from their group, avoid a potential last-16 encounter with defending champions the United States – but could face England should Phil Neville’s side top Group E.

By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde

Twitter @profseunoyediji