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Norway Women 3-0 Nigeria Women

Norway Women 3-0 Nigeria Women

Norway are level on points with hosts France, who they face on Wednesday.

A 2-1 defeat of North Korea and 2-0 win over Denmark, on either side of a 7-1 roasting by Team USA, steered the African champions to the quarter finals, where they came back from three goals down to draw with Brazil before losing by the golden goal in extra time.

Norway ran out comfortable winners in Reims having seen off Nigeria in World Cup Group A.

Nigeria was hurt when defender Faith Michael was stretchered off after a collision with her goalkeeper early in the second half.

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Norway showed their class in the opening on Saturday evening with a 3-0 thumping of Nigeria.

Mistakes from Oluehi and Ebi after what should have been a routine goal kick then led to the third goal, with Isabell Herlovsen's right-wing cross diverted into her own net by Ohale.

Despite the big win, Norway occupy second spot in the group after France's 4-0 win over Korea Republic on Friday evening.

The Swede who led the team to their ninth African title at Ghana last November said every game was now going to matter. We will try to make counter-attacks against France. "Women football is also on the rise and I can say we have improved to given the preparation we have experienced". There was more than a handful of questions surrounding Norway coming into the tournament and the first 15 minutes didn't bode well for the Nordic nation. These players should, indeed, have a very good idea of how Norway will set up and activate at the Stade Auguste-Delaune on Saturday night. The No. 1-ranked United States is the defending Women's World Cup champion. Arguably the world's best active player, Hegerberg is not playing at the 2019 Women's World Cup of Soccer because she believes that Norwegian Soccer does not treat their women's program equally to their men's program.