When Nigeria takes on Korea Republic on Wednesday, the Super Falcons will be without Faith Michael.

In Nigeria’s Press Conference Thomas Dennerby confirmed the loss of Faith Michael with a knee injury. That means a re-shuffle in the Super Falcons’ defence.

“It changes our plans a bit definitely because her speed is very useful when you play with three in the backline. We will see what will happen about that.”

The situation takes a defender out of Nigeria’s possible starting line-up. The Super Falcons have played in every Women’s World Cup so far, and they have statistically the worst defence in tournament history, conceding 59 goals.

That also does not place Korea better.  The Asians are without a victory in four matches – their longest run since they finished 2017 having lost their last five matches, two of them to USA.