The sad incident between Nigeria and host France, caused by Video Assitant Referee's decision, is still a painful experience for Super Falcons coach Thomas Dennerby.
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final Group A clash was heading for a goalless draw, until the hosts were awarded a penalty when Ngozi Ebere brought down Lee Sommer inside the box. She was also sent off for her second bookable offence of the game.
Wendie Renard’s initial kick came off the post but she got an opportunity to retake the penalty after Chiamaka Nnadozie, from another VAR decision, was adjudged to have come off her line.
The second penalty was converted to give France a 1-0 victory over the Super Falcons.
“My [Nigeria] players are the heroes,” Dennerby told reporters after the game.
“I am disappointed with the result. France is a really good team and does not need support from anybody to win games.
“I feel so sorry because the girls were fighting so well and followed the match plan, but it’s getting destroyed by people. Of course, we are not happy.”
The African champions are hoping to get favourable results from the other groups’ final ties to earn their passage to the Last 16.
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