The anxious wait is over and the Super Falcons have snatched the last ticket into the Round of 16 at the tournament at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
Their qualification was confirmed on the official FIFA Women World Cup page.
“Congrats, @NGSuper_Falcons! See you in the Round of 16! #FIFAWWC,” reads the tweet.
Congrats, @NGSuper_Falcons! ??
— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 20, 2019
The Super Falcons have Thailand Women‘s team to thank for their qualification after the Asians lost only by a two-goal margin to Chile. That was not enough to give the South Americans passage into the knockout phase. They need three unreplied goals. Thailand before Thursday’s game against Chile had lost 13-0 against USA and 4-1 against the Swedes but their resolve not to stomach another heavy loss helped the Super Falcons to pull through.
With Cameroon qualifying earlier in the day after their last-gap 2-1 win over New Zealand, Africa will for the first time ever be having two teams in the Round of 16.
In the Round of 16, the Super Falcons will be up against Germany while Cameroon have a date against England.