2019 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria Crashes Out

Germany crushed Nigeria 3-0 on Saturday to kick off the knockout stage of the 2019 Women's World Cup, and now they've made the quarterfinals in every edition of the tournament.

Germany extended their run of not conceding a goal in the competition by scoring twice before the half-time and were in control of the rest of the game before a late goal cemented the result.

Alexandra Popp scored the winner 20 minutes in, and Sara Dabritz added the second from a penalty kick in the 27th minute before Lea Schuller's 82nd-minute goal ended any hope of a Nigeria comeback.

Germany had 13 shots to Nigeria's eight and completed 80 per cent of their passes while having nearly 70 per cent possession. Nigeria came close to scoring but couldn't get the golden chance they needed to get back into the game.

The Germans will play their quarterfinal match on June 29 against the winner of Monday's match between Sweden and Canada.

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Reacting to the loss to Germany, the Nigerian coach said his side has some work to be done.

“There have been some strange situations of course,” said the Super Falcons coach.

“There was one time in the first half when no-one knows what they were watching for, players looking at each other, coaches looking at each other.

“Goal-line technology is good for the game but I don't think anyone has the final solution for VAR yet – but it did not affect our team.”

The result means Germany have advanced to the quarter-final of the tournament and Nigeria will exit from the competition.

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