Nigeria’s women national Super Falcons says they are in the mood and spirit to take all three points off the Grasshoppers of Norway in their first match of the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Reims on Saturday.
Super Falcons is one of only seven teams to have made it to every edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup finals since the inaugural competition in 1991. The Falcons have made it out of the group stage only once previously, and that was 20 years ago.
A 2-1 defeat of North Korea and 2-0 win over Denmark, on either side of a 7-1 win by Team USA, navigated the African champions to the quarter finals, where they came back from three goals down to draw with Brazil before losing by the golden goal rule in extra time.
Super Falcons Head Coach Thomas Dennerby is asking his girls to take it one match at a time and develop a positive mindset about the finals, adding that the Nigeria women’s team is focused on reaching the 2019 Women’s World Cup Round of 16 in France.