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W/Cup: Dennerby Targets Draw Against France For Round Of 16 Ticket
Nigeria's coach Thomas Dennerby gestures during the 2019 Women's World Cup Group A football match between Norway and Nigeria, on June 8, 2019, at the Auguste-Delaune Stadium in Reims, eastern France. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP) (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

W/Cup: Dennerby Targets Draw Against France For Round Of 16 Ticket

Super Falcons coach, Thomas Dennerby, has stated that a draw against France in the final group game at the ongoing World Cup would be satisfactory.

The Nigerian team defeated South Korea 2-0 on Wednesday to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat to Norway in their opening game.

The Falcons led through an own goal in the first half, before forward, Asisat Oshoala, added the second deep into the second.

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The team now have three points, alongside Norway, who narrowly lost 2-1 to the hosts later on Wednesday.

A draw against the French side could see the African champions through to the round of 16 as one of the best third-placed teams, while France have already booked a spot, having won their first two matches.

The Swede, who has been under pressure since the opening game defeat, said the target is possible, if the team stuck to tactically discipline and game plan, as they did against the Koreans.

 “The team’s discipline was better, no mistakes at all, we followed the match plan to get the best out of the players because it was important to come out of the game with three points.

“If we can be that compact as a team, all the players in the midfield and create the passes, penetration passes, France is a really good team, if we can come out of that game with a point, I think every body will be extremely happy,” Dennerby said.

The Falcons will take on the group leaders next Monday.


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