Nigeria’s Super Falcons are through to the second round of the ongoing 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a 0-0 goalless draw with Ireland at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia in a Group B final match.
The Falcons played a tactical game based largely on defense in the match to contain the already eliminated Irish ladies who were looking for their first win in the tournament.
Ireland started the match on the offensive and in the 4th minute, Katie McCabe’s shot just outside the box went just inches off the goal.
In the 20th minute, Nigerian goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie was called to make a save off an Ireland free kick, with her first touch dropping before she made a firm grab of the ball.
The Falcons created a scare for the Irish in the 51st-minuteoalkeeper Courtney Brosnan had to put her agility into action to make a remarkable save to keep the score goalless.
Nnadozie was again called to save another promising goal-bound move in the 61st minute.
Host, Australia finished top of Group B ahead of the Falcons with its 4-0 trashing of Canada in the other final Group B match.
With their qualification to the second round, the Falcons might likely meet England who currently sits on top of Group D after 2 matches.