The Super Falcons of Nigeria have qualified for the round of 16 knockout stages of the on-ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Super Falcons will now face Germany in the Round of 16 on Saturday afternoon in the first match of the knockout stage.
It is the first time in 20 years that the African champions will play in the knockout stages of the competition after they reached the quarter-final at the 1999 edition hosted by the United States of America.
With Brazil, China and Cameroon already qualified as the three best third-placed teams, the West Africans were hoping Chile failed to beat Thailand by a three-goal advantage in Rennes, which came through on Thursday.
Despite Chile’s 2-0 win over Thailand in final Group E game in Montpellier, Thomas Dennerby’s side claimed the last spot among the four best third-placed teams, on superior goals.
This will be the first time two African teams will be playing in the knockout stage of the women’s world cup after Nigeria and Cameroon qualified for the round of 16.
In other fixtures
Norway vs Australia
England vs Cameroon
France vs Brazil
Spain vs USA
Sweden vs Canada