Matches

26/06/2011
0:1 (0:0)
  • Marie-Laure DELIE (56')

Summary

France edge Nigeria in opener
France began their 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ campaign in winning fashion but were made to work hard by a competitive Nigeria who eventually succumbed to a lone Marie-Laure Delie strike just after the interval. More »

Line-up

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Ngozi UCHE (NGA)
(FRA) Bruno BINI

Officials

Referee: Kari SEITZ (USA)Assistant Referee 1: Marlene DUFFY (USA)Assistant Referee 2: Veronica PEREZ (USA)Fourth official: CHA Sung Mi (KOR)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 27)


Latest Comments:
mtntop
30/06/2011 at 02:48
mtntop (Canada)
Good luck Nigeria! All the best!!!
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Mejoes
27/06/2011 at 16:55
Mejoes (Nigeria)
Unfortunately, Nigeria Falcon lost the game against France, that is football. The problem with the Falcon is inability to take chances when they are created, while France take one of the few chances created and that make the difference, if not it was a balance game. Falcon now has to fight like a wounded Lion against the Germany and Canada... We hope to survive.
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AUTCHMAN144
27/06/2011 at 14:03
AUTCHMAN144 (Nigeria)
falcons need a psychologist. i think our problem in female football is more of technical and psychological
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Statistics

7Shots15
7Corner kicks9
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
48%Possession (%)52%
  • Marie-Laure Delie of France runs with the ball
  • Uchechi Sunday of Nigeria goes up for a header against Laura Georges of France
  • Osinachi Ohale of Nigeria collides with Elodie Thomis of France
  • Uchechi Sunday of Nigeria goes up for a header next to Laura Georges of France
  • Head coach Ngozi Uche of Nigeria reacts
  • Goalkeeper Precious Dede of Nigeria jumps up for the ball

"I told the girls we had three finals to win in this group, so we’ve already won one of them," France coach Bruno Bini.