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France 2019: Super Falcons ready for Norway

A screenshot of an RFI video portrait of Nigerian striker Francisca Ordega in the French city of Reims on 5 June 2019.                  RFI  Rosie Collyer A screenshot of an RFI video portrait of Nigerian striker Francisca Ordega in the French city of Reims on 5 June 2019. RFI Rosie Collyer
Cary Erickson | 12 June, 2019, 00:33

With this win, Norway are level on points with hosts France, who they face on Wednesday.

On a bad night for the African champions, defender Faith Michael was carried off on a stretcher after being caught by team-mate Oluehi.

Norway are renowned for their attacking prowess but will be without Women's Ballon d'Or victor Ada Hegerberg.

Nigeria conceded the first goal in the 17th minute when Gur Reiten scored for Norway after receiving a superb assist from Caroline Graham. "We know it's going to be tough, but we have a very good team". "So, I hope we can score a lot of goals". We will try to make counter-attacks against France.

"When it comes to sports, never ever give up".

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Falcon player Onome Ebi said after the game.

The latter did have several chances in the final 30 minutes though and Asisat Oshoala missed two chances in as many minutes that could have gotten her side on the scoresheet, and potentially back into the match. We have to win the second game (against Korea Republic), and we'll do all we can to win, " she assured.

China had nearly stunned the favourites against the run of play in the first half when Yang Li was sent through after a German error but her shot was cleared when she looked certain to score. Arguably the world's best active player, Hegerberg is not playing at the 2019 Women's World Cup of Soccer because she believes that Norwegian Soccer does not treat their women's program equally to their men's program.

Nigeria impressed but were unable to progress to the knockout stages at the 2015 World Cup after a tough draw that grouped them with eventual champions USA, Australia and Sweden.

The biggest story on day two of the 2019 Women's World Cup of Soccer did not appear to be about the star players who were playing, but about the star player on Norway who wasn't.