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Women’s World Cup: What must happen for Super Falcons to secure 1 of the 2 remaining third-place slots

With two of the four best third-placed placed spots taken by Brazil and China what are the chances of Nigeria nicking one of the two places left?

Nigeria finished 3rd in group A with 3 points and a goal difference of -2.

Already from group B, China with 4 points have joined Germany and Spain in making the knock-out stages.

From group C, Brazil joined Italy and Australia to qualify from the group. Group D only have England and Japan as third place Argentina finished with just 2 points.

All the attention will be on group E and F where the last two spaces could lost and won.

In group E, Netherlands and Canada already through as first-second teams, either of Cameroon or New Zealand who go head to head today can make it ahead of Nigeria if either side win with more than 1 goal margin difference as both teams have 0 points and -1 at the moment.

With USA and Sweden already qualified from group F, Chile with zero points and -5 goal difference must beat ‘points donors’ Thailand by more than 2 goals margin to beat Nigeria to a spot.

The chances of Super Falcons of Nigeria advancing are slim but they have a hope as we head into the final group games at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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