Super Falcons of Nigeria lost 1-0 to France in a controversial fashion at the ongoing FIFA Women World Cup in Stade de la Route Lorient on Monday.
The game get underway with France taking possession as Falcons tries to absorb pressure to counter in most part of the half. In the end, there was no goal to record with both teams haven’t find the back of the net.
Falcons came out gun blazing in the second half, meanwhile bullets was in for targets as they play the game through. The host nation put the game at arms length when a cross came through from Viviane Asseyi which Kadidiatou Diani controlled as Ngozi Ebere pecked her from behind for a foul which the referee, Melissa Pastrana had to check VAR to confirm the controversial decision.
After little time checked, she point to the spot. Ngozi Ebere received her match orders in the 75th minutes, Wendie Bernard took the penalty, missed but was asked to be retaken with the help of Video Assistant Referee and New FIFA rules of the game.
In the 79th minutes, French defender, Wendie Bernard retook the penalty as she lash the ball past the young GK Osinachi Ohale as it proves the decider in the end against a 10-women Nigeria side.
Nigeria amassed 3 points with -2 goal difference in Group A which could put them through to the next round of the competition if other teams like Cameroun win against Thailand.