FIFA WWC: Hopeful Super Falcons return to training ahead of knockout stage
While their fate is still hanging in the balance, Nigeria's Super Falcons have resumed training after a one-day break.
The Super Falcons on Wednesday morning returned to training to prepare for the Round of 16 showdown with any eventual opponent this weekend.
There is now one slot left for the best third-placed teams to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage.
For the African champions to qualify now, Scotland need to beat Argentina on Wednesday. Or at least hold the South Americans to a draw.
New Zealand must also hold Cameroon or if either side wins on Thursday, it must not be by more than three goals. Thailand, who have conceded 18 times already, should not lose by more than three goals to Chile.
had given the players a day off yesterday to recover from the crunchy duel against France Les Bleues on Monday at Roazhon Park in Rennes.
Falcons lost the last Group A match by Wendie Renard’s 73rd controversial penalty goal and the Nigerians felt hard done by the final result of the hard fought battle.
Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby did not want to be caught unawares, as the team returned to Stade Edmond Blanchet in Bedee this morning.
On arrival at the training pitch, players and officials performed their usual ritual of praying before start of training.
Dennerby who leads the session spoke to the players collectively and urged them brace up for the challenges ahead. He encouraged the players to put the outcome of the last match.
All the players except Faith Michael took part in the two hours training.