The Super Falcons will on Saturday afternoon in Grenoble face Germany for place in the quarterfinal of the Women’s World Cup after they sneaked through to the Round of 16 as one of four “third best losers”.
It was only the second time Nigeria will reach the knockout rounds of the World Cup after they first did so in 1999.
Nigeria’s qualification had to come down to the final Group F match between Chile and Thailand Thursday night after Cameroon became the third “third best losers” after they beat New Zealand with the last kick of their Group E match today.
Chile needed at least 3-0 against whipping team Thailand to go through to the knockout rounds of the World Cup on their debut appearance.
However, they fell short as they could only manage a 2-0 against the Thais after they lost a dying minute penalty.
On Saturday afternoon, Falcons will now tackle Germany in Grenoble, where they recorded a 2-0 win over Korea Republic.
Kick-off time is 4.30pm in Nigeria.