SUPER FALCONS AND KOREA REPUBLIC IN MAIDEN CONFRONTATION

SUPER FALCONS AND KOREA REPUBLIC IN MAIDEN CONFRONTATION

BY FOLAKE OKEGBENLE

When Nigeria’s Super Falcons face Korea Republic at Grenoble, in their second match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, it will be the first time both teams will be meeting.

The Falcons have however faced Asian oppositions five times in previous tournaments. Among the teams is Korea Democratic Republic, the northern neighbours of Korea Republic.

The Wednesday’s match holds great significance of the Super Falcons. A loss means they should be getting ready to head home as the last group match against France will be a mere formality.

Sports Village Square recalls that the Super Falcons have a poor head-to-head record in matches with Asian oppositions having had four defeats and just a 2-1 win against Korea DPR 20 years ago in the US.

That win is the first of three victories the Super Falcons have ever recorded at the women’s tournament since inception in 1991.

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