Defensive frailties rock Super Falcons in opening World Cup loss to Norway

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Nigeria lost its sixth opening Women's World Cup game following a 3-0 defeat to Norway at the Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims on Saturday. Both Norway and Nigeria, along with France and South Korea, are placed in Group A. Meanwhile, if you are looking for live online streaming of 2019 Women's Football World Cup in India, then scroll down for all the information. "So, I hope we can score a lot of goals". Hosts France posted a 4-0 victory over South Korea in the tournament opener Friday night in Paris.

Martin Odegaard said the Norway women's team "deserves better" in scathing criticism aimed at Ballon d'Or-winning striker Ada Hegerberg following her decision not to play at the Women's World Cup.

Nigeria was hurt when defender Faith Michael was stretchered off after a collision with her goalkeeper early in the second half.

The African champions were overwhelmed in the encounter and this showed as defender Osinachi Ohale put the ball into her own net in an attempt to steer the ball away as the Scandinavians again threatened from the left side of the Nigerian defence.

The Norway team have won six of the seven opening matches they have played in the FIFA Women's World Cups over the years.

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala nearly restored parity for Nigeria in the 22nd minute when she gained possession from a long ball by Onome, but she blasted over the bar. "We're going to go back and look at our mistakes and maybe work on them".

Two goals in the space of 186 seconds effectively ended the game in the first half. But she failed to deliver when it mattered most.

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