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Hegerberg-less Norway canter past Nigeria in women's World Cup

Hegerberg-less Norway canter past Nigeria in women's World Cup”

Three minutes after, it went horribly wrong for Nigeria and Osinachi Ohale as she poked the ball into her own net, after a cross from the right.

Norway are renowned for their attacking prowess but will be without Women's Ballon d'Or victor Ada Hegerberg.

Yet with a team featuring Chelsea duo Maria Thorisdottir and Maren Mjelde, they sealed the points with three goals in the space of 20 minutes.

Norway next face France in Nice on Thursday morning (AEST) while Nigeria take on South Korea in Grenoble earlier on Wednesday night.

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Germany's teenage midfielder Giulia Gwinn scored a second-half victor as the two-time world champions edged past China 1-0 to kick off their World Cup campaign. They next take on Spain on Thursday morning (AEST), while China play South Africa on Friday morning. We will try to make counter-attacks against France. "We know it's going to be tough, but we have a very good team". "Women football is also on the rise and I can say we have improved to given the preparation we have experienced".

"When it comes to sport, never ever give up. The second game will be better than the first, we've learned so much from this first game and we'll come back".

China had nearly stunned the favourites against the run of play in the first half when Yang Li was sent through after a German error but her shot was cleared when she looked certain to score. The top scorer and most valuable player of the Federation Internationale de Football Association U20 Women's World Cup in Canada in 2014 has extra motivation to take the finals in France by storm. The No. 1-ranked United States is the defending Women's World Cup champion.

With one goal under their belt - possibly having exorcized any daemons from two years ago - Norway seemed to relaxed, Caroline Graham Hansen's deft footwork to set up Reiten the sign that they had settled.



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