Republic of Ireland defender Louise Quinn has sent a message to the Super Falcons ahead of their final group game of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Monday July 31.
Ireland have been eliminated from the tournament after back to back losses vs Australia and Canada while Nigeria lead the group with four points.
Despite not being in contention for qualification to the knockout stage, Quinn has sent a message to the Super Falcons that her team will fight for the points, for pride.
Their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance, Ireland who are placed 30 on the FIFA Women’s World rankings can hurt the qualification hopes of the Nigerian ladies when they clash at the Sunscorp Stadium on Monday July 31.
Quinn told BBC Sports ” They [Nigeria] have put themselves in a brilliant position. We have seen their quality,”
“We have put in some very good performances over the past two games but there are no points on the board.
“We want to be able to look back and know we have given it our all. There has been no doubts about that.
“Everyone has done everything to make sure we can get something out of those games. It’s total pride and we’re going to give it everything.” she concluded.
Tournament co-hosts Australia and Canada will trade tackles on Monday as well.
A win for either team will push them through and possibly press the exit button for the opposition baring the result of the Nigeria vs Ireland game.