The Super Falcons of Nigeria will look to open their campaign at the 2019 FIFA Womens World cup in France on a winning note when they take on Norway tonight in Reims.
Falcons are one of only seven teams to have made it to every edition of the tournament since the inaugural competition in 1991 and have made it out of the group stage only once previously, and that was 20 years ago.
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A 2-1 defeat of North Korea and a 2-0 win over Denmark, on either side of a 7-1 defeat by the USA, steered the African champions to the quarterfinals, where they came back from three goals down to draw with Brazil before losing by the golden goal in extra time.
The Falcons’ closest walk to the knockout rounds since then was Germany 2011, where they lost to both France and Germany and then defeated Canada.