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Super Falcons beat South Korea

Super Falcons beat South Korea”

Both sides had lost their opening match in Group A, which also includes hosts France.

Norway enjoyed a purposeful start and went desperately close in the 14th minute, but Ingrid Syrstad Engen's near-post flick-on at a corner was crucially cleared off the line and over the crossbar by Amel Majri.

After failing to convert earlier chances, the Super Falcons shot into the lead in the 29th minute when Korea's D.Y Kim turned the ball into her own net.

However, France secured the win after Eugenie le Sommer converted a penalty with with 18 minutes remaining to secure top spot in the group.

Chelsea and West Ham United have reacted to the goal scored by Asisat Oshoala in Nigeria's 2-0 win over Korea Republic in their second game of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Super Falcons would move into the next round if they could get one point from their last group match against France on Monday at 8 pm.

Nigeria went ahead when defender Kim Do-yeon volleyed past her own keeper.

Nigeria lost their opening game 3-0 to Norway.

Oshoala, with Wednesday's goal, became the second Nigerian woman to score at two different World Cup editions, following in the footsteps of Rita Nwadike who scored in 1995 and 1999.

Spain had more possession, but Germany looked more risky despite missing the injured Dzsenifer Marozsan.

Germany play South Africa next, while Spain take on China.



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