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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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16
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14
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15
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17
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18

Substitute(s)

16
1
21
21
2
3
12
7
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15
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17
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20

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)

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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.

TeamMPGFGAPts
GER3739
FRA3746
NGA3123
CAN3170

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