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Women’s World Cup Group B permutations



Group B table ahead of Thursday clash oof Australia and Nigeria

Following Canada’s 2-1 defeat of Ireland which also translates to the elimination of the European debutants, Group B of the Women’s World Cup has now become a three-horse race.

Australia will face Nigeria on Thursday. The co-hosts will qualify for the knock-out stage if they beat the Super Falcons in the clash at Brisbane Stadium.

Canada now only need a draw in their final game to reach the Round of 16. Nigeria will have to avoid defeat to have any arithmetical chance of progressing.

In the case of a drawn match, they will have to beat the already eliminated Republic of Ireland in their last group match next week and hope that a winner emerges in the corresponding Canada versus Australia clash.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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