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Nigeria upset South Korea for rare World Cup win

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Nigeria players celebrate after Doyeon Kim of Korea Republic scores an own goal,
Nigeria's women celebrate after the first goal.

Nigeria took their chances against the run of play on Wednesday to beat South Korea 2-0 for rare success at the Women's World Cup to set themselves up to advance to the next stage of the tournament in France.

A first half own goal at the Stade des Alps and a breakaway attack, brilliantly finished by Asisat Oshoala, ensured the Africa champions only their fourth win in eight World Cup finals appearances and a chance to go to the second round for just a second time.

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Hegerberg-less Norway canter past Nigeria

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Norway cruised to a 3-0 victory in their Group A opener Saturday.

Ada Hegerberg was not needed as Norway kicked off their women's World Cup Group A campaign with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday in Reims, France.

Without Ballon d'Or winner Hegerberg, who quit international football in 2017 due to a dispute with her home federation, the 1995 champions relied on goals by Guro Reiten, Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland and an own goal by Osinachi Ohale to prevail.

The result put Norway in second place in Group A behind hosts France, who thrashed South...

Nigeria Super Falcons ready to fulfil potential - Dennerby

Nigeria have been unable to translate their dominance of African football into consistent success at the FIFA Women's World Cup, but coach Thomas Dennerby says his side have the potential to reach the latter stages of the upcoming tournament in France.

The Super Falcons have played at every World Cup since the inaugural event in 1991, but they have progressed beyond the first round just once -- reaching the quarterfinals in 1999, when it was still a 16-team tournament.

"Our ambition is to get to...

2019 Women's World Cup team previews: Nigeria

The winningest African team, with 11 continental championships, is one of only seven teams to have qualified for every World Cup. Nigeria is a supreme underdog in this group, currently at 38th in the world and having won only one of its past 12 World Cup games, but expect the Super Falcons to go down swinging.

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Nigeria won the 2018 Total Africa Women's Cup of Nations, its third consecutive and fourth going back to...

Nigeria victory is a stepping stone to World Cup - Refiloe Jane

South Africa's opening Africa Women Cup of Nations victory over Nigeria should set the tone for Banyana Banyana to qualify for the World Cup, according to Refiloe Jane.

The 2018 COSAFA champions defeated the Super Falcons for the first time at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday, courtesy of Chrestina Kgatlana's 84th-minute stunner.

Jane, who was instrumental in the build-up to the goal, believes that the opening victory should set Banyana on their way to a top-three finish.

"Beating Nigeria is not...