Nigerian coach Thomas DeNnerby has expressed disappointment over the result of Nigeria –France match
Super falcons of Nigeria lost by odd goal margin after a contentious penalty was awarded to France and later retaken after the french missed the initial one
“if i give you my honest feelings, they’ll probably send me home so it’s better i don’t say anything.
“my players are heroes. of course i’m disappointed by the result, france is a really good team and don’t need support from anybody to win games. the girls were fighting so well, they followed the match plan and it’s getting destroyed by people that we’re not so happy with.”
With only three points from their three matches and a two-goal deficit, the falcons’ progress to the knockout rounds for the first time in 20 years will be sealed if Argentina are unable to accomplish a handsome win over scotland in their final group d game on Thursday, or Cameroon are unable to defeat New Zealand by more than one goal in their final group E duel on Friday.
China, with four points in group B, and Australia, with three points already from two matches in group C look already good enough for the round of 16.
With the USA and Sweden packing all the points in group f, third –placed chile is still pointless and must defeat Thailand by more than three goals to get in the way of Nigeria.
The four best third –placed teams in the six groups will join the two top –placed teams in each group to the round of 16.