The Super Falcons of Nigeria have crashed out of the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in France, following a 3-o defeat by Germany in Grenoble.
— FIFA Women's World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 22, 2019
The Die Nationalelf of Germany on the other hand, continued their record of reaching at least the quarter-finals at every single edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The girls had qualified for the last 16 round of the tournament on Thursday when they picked the last of four qualification slots reserved for the best third-placed teams in the groups, alongside Brazil, China and the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroun.
From a total of 3 games they played in the group stage of the competition, they had won just one against South Korea, losing the first and third group games to Norway and hosts, France respectively.
The qualification of Cameroun and Nigeria to the second round made it the first time ever that two African countries will play in the knock-out round at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and it was also the Falcons’ first World Cup knock out game in 20 years after participating in the USA 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter finals.