Waldrum ‘shuts his critics up’ as Super Falcons advance – Nigeria fans jubilant

Waldrum ‘shuts his critics up’ as Super Falcons advance – Nigeria fans jubilant
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The Super Falcons of Nigeria battled Ireland's women's team in their last Group B match of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. The clash took place at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on Monday.

The Super Falcons are appearing at the Women's World Cup for the ninth time, and we're determined to go past the group stage in this year's event like they did in the 2019 edition.

Super Falcons player Asisat Oshoala in action for Nigeria
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Prior to kick-off, Nigeria were on top of Group B, keeping in mind that they only needed to draw against Ireland to ensure qualification into the knockout stage. You can get the match review here.

With that in mind, the Super Falcons played out a 0-0 draw against Ireland to finish the group on five points, and qualify to the Round of 16 for the second time in the last two editions of this tournament.

Meanwhile Australia trounced Canada 4-0 to end up as group winners. The result means that Nigeria are the only unbeaten side in the group.

Canada and Ireland's World Cup campaign effectively came to and end. They finished third and fourth, respectively.

After the match ended with Nigeria finishing second and reaching the next round, reactions poured in across social media from fans and pundits.

Here are the best reactions we can find.

Social media reactions – Super Falcons reach knockout stage in Women's World Cup

“They have done it! The Super Falcons seal qualification to the knockout phase” reacts Sour Super Eagles

“We are through! We will face the winners of Group D in the Round of 16” reacts Home of Nigerian Football

The FIFA Women's World Cup handle reacted thus:

The Super Falcons handle also reacted to the achievement the Nigerian team recorded.

Popular Nigerian pundit, Mike, reacted to Asisat Oshoala's two big misses earlier in the first half of the game.

The Super Falcons of Nigeria will next play Group D runners-up on 7 August. At the moment, China occupy the second place in the group but they play English, the group leaders, in one of the last games of the group.

This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

Joseph is a graduate engineer turned sports writer, he has covered lots of sports stories, match previews and predictions across various leagues on the planet.