Published: Wed, June 12, 2019
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South Africa score sensational goal, Norway ease past Nigeria

South Africa score sensational goal, Norway ease past Nigeria

Korea Republic had suffered a 4-0 defeat to hosts France on the opening day.

On a bad night for the African champions, defender Faith Michael was carried off on a stretcher after being caught by team-mate Oluehi.

The win sees them go second in Group A, behind France whilst Nigeria stands third by virtue of a better goals difference than South Korea.

Giulia Gwinn got the only goal of the game six minutes after the hour mark to seal three points for the Germans.

Norway forward Emilie Nautnes has disclosed her side's readiness to light up the Stade Auguste-Delaune with goals when they take on Nigeria on Saturday. We will try to make counter-attacks against France.

"A game can change in the last minute".

Nigeria defender Onome Ebi: "We're going to go back and look at our mistakes and work on them".

Sjogren praised the link-up play between Reiten and Caroline Hansen in his assessment of the game as he hailed his team's ability to challenge for the World Cup without Hegerberg.

"We've learned so much from this first game and we'll come back". The fearless twosome are great individually, but the fact that they play their club football together for Chelsea gave them an nearly telepathic understanding at the heart of the Norwegian rearguard. But she failed to deliver when it mattered most.

The Norwegians took a dig at the defending of the nine-time African champions before this Group A clash and it was what played out in the first half, when the Europeans netted all three of their goals.

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