Nigeria vs Korea Republic

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Nigeria vs. South Korea - Football Match Report - June 12, 2019

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have defeated Taegeuk Nangja of Korea Republic to claim their first win in the FIFA Women's World Cup holding in France.

The final game for the team will be against the hosts France who are set to take on Norway in a top liner later today.

Nigeria now have three points, following their 3-0 loss to Norway in the first game.

There was, though, a lengthy review by the Video Assistant Referee to check on what looked a close handball call against the Nigeria captain as the ball flew past her on the way towards the empty net.

The Koreans who were also pummeled 4-0 in their opening game against France tried hard to pull level but they were denied.

And with 15 minutes left, a fine individual effort from Barcelona's Asisat Oshoala settled matters after she raced onto a pass down the right and into the penalty area ahead of her marker.

Korea were pulled back for offside when they found the net in the 58th minute before a Nigeran counter attack saw Oshoala, a three-time African women's Footballer of the Year, ran half the length of the field, brushed past a defender, rounded the goalkeeper and squeezed the ball home from an nearly improbable angle.

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