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21:27  12 june  2019
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The Super Falcons, with star players such as Asisat Oshoala and Desire Oparanozie, have finally been backed by the NFF.

The Women ' s World Cup kicks off on today with hosts France taking on South Korea . In only their third World Cup qualification, South Korea go to France with a big challenge if they want to better their performance of four years Norway stun Nigeria with three first-half goals during World Cup contest.

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Nigeria boosted its hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over South Korea.

An own goal from Kim Do-yeon, given after a VAR check, and Asisat Oshoala's strike in Grenoble got the Super Falcons off the mark in the tournament.

They now face host France in their final game in Group A, while South Korea, who remains without a point but still has an outside chance of qualification, faces Norway.

Both sides entered the game in search of a response to defeats in their opening group games.

It was South Korea, beaten 4-0 by France in the tournament's curtain-raiser, who started the more purposefully with Lee Geum-min testing Nigeria goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie with a curling effort before Lee Mi-na drove narrowly wide.

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The 2018 AFC Asian Women ' s Cup took place in Jordan, where China PR, Thailand, Australia and Japan reached the semi-finals and sealed their spots at the FIFA Women ' s World Cup France 2019 . In the match for fifth place, Korea Republic secured the continent' s fifth and final qualifying berth.

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However, its opponents took control against the run of play courtesy of a defensive error when Kim inadvertently volleyed beyond her onrushing goalkeeper and into her own goal.

Referee Anastasia Pustovoytova eventually gave the goal after a lengthy VAR check to determine whether Nigeria forward Desire Oparanozie had handled the ball before it crossed the line.

Oparanozie headed narrowly over in the 50th minute, while South Korea were denied a goal for offside nine minutes later.

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The Nigeria national women ' s football team, nicknamed the Super Falcons (parallel to the men' s Super Eagles epithet), is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Nnadozie could count herself fortunate when she palmed a cross straight to Lee, who converted only for the offside flag to go up.

Barcelona's Oshoala sealed the victory with 15 minutes left when she latched onto Chidinma Okeke's excellent pass to squeeze home from a tight angle.

- Nigeria has become the first African side in Women's World Cup history to win its second group game at the tournament, with 12 of the previous 13 such matches ending in defeat for sides from Africa (D1).

- Asisat Oshoala (2015 and 2019) has become just the second Nigerian to score in two different Women's World Cup tournaments after Rita Nwadike (1995 and 1999).

- At 18 years and 186 days, Nigeria's Chiamaka Nnadozie has become the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women's World Cup game.

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