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NGA-W vs FRA-W Dream11 Team Prediction | FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 – Nigeria vs France, Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

NGA-W vs FRA-W Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Nigeria face France in a must-win game in their last group game in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup at Roazhon Park.


Teams: Nigeria and France

World Ranking:

  • Nigeria: 38
  • France: 4

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Group A:

  • With two wins in as many games, France are currently leading the table, scoring six times and conceding just one.
  • The hosts are almost guaranteed a place in the last-16. For them, the worst case scenario is a win for Norway against South Korea, and they themselves lose to Nigeria by at least 3-0. Too hypothetical! So, France are through.

  • Nigeria meanwhile won their first game in the FIFA Women’s World Cup since 2011 after beating South Korea 2-0.
  • The win could prove to be crucial for Super Falcons as even if they lose to the hosts in their next game, they can still secure a berth at the last-16 by finishing as one of the 3rd best teams at the group stage.

Match Details:

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 match will be played between Nigeria and France at Stade de la Route de Lorient (Roazhon Park), in Rennes, Brittany, France. The ground has a capacity of 29,778.
The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), Tuesday, June 18.


Broadcast details:

Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 matches in India. Premier members can also enjoy the live action on the official SonyLiv App.


Recent form (Last six matches)
Nigeria –
W L W L L W
France – W W L W D L


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Nigeria Team News:

  • Despite featuring in the AFCON Finals in 2018, Josephine Chukwunonye has been dropped from Nigeria’s World Cup squad. Thus, Osinachi Ohale is expected to play at the left-back.
Chiamaka Nnadozie impressed during her world cup debut in the last game. Image @AFP
  • Nigeria head coach Thomas Dennerby took a bold decision for the 2nd game, dropping first choice keeper Tochukwu Oluehi to the bench, and replaced her with 18-year-old Chiamaka Nnadozie. The teenager didn’t disappoint her coach as she looked calm and composed and should start in goal here.
  • Nigeria issued a statement regarding Centre-back Faith Michael that she won’t be featuring in the world cup after who picking up an injury in Game-1 against Norway.
Faith Michael has been ruled out of the women world cup following her injury against Norway. Image@AP
  • Dennerby made some tactical changes as well, shifting Osinachi Ohale to the centre-back position while bringing in Chidinma Nkeruka Okeke on the left side of the defence. Ohale started the first game at right-back.

Nigeria world cup squad:

  • Goalkeepers: Tochukwu Oluehi, Chiamaka Nnadozie, Alaba Jonathan
  • Defenders: Osinachi Ohale, Ngozi Ebere, Onome Ebi, Faith Michael, Chidinma Ihezuo
  • Midfielders: Amarachi Okoronkwo, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Rita Chikwelu, Chinaza Uchendu, Ngozi Okobi, Rasheedat Ajibade, Halimatu Ayinde, Ogonna Chukwudi
  • Forwards: Anam Imo, Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Uchenna Kanu, Francisca Ordega, Chinwendu Ihezuo, Alice Ogebe

Nigeria Probable XI: Chiamaka Nnadozie (GK), Chidinma Nkeruka Okeke, Osinachi Ohale, Onome Ebi, Ngozi Ebere, Chinaza Uchendu, Rita Chikwelu, Ngozi Okobi, Francisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie, Asisat Oshoala


France:

Expect Corinne Diacre to make changes. Image Credit @Twitter
  • Corinne Diacre admitted she well make changes to the line-up for the Nigeria game but didn’t give any details about her plans.
  • Delphine Cascarino may return to the starting XI, while Charlotte Bilbault could earn a place in the starting line-up as well.
  • Forward Valérie Gauvin should start after netting the goal against Norway.
  • Superstar forward Eugénie Le Sommer clocked full 90 minutes in both the games and may be given a rest here.
Le Sommer, who scored in both the games for France, maybe benched against Norway for the rest purposes. Image @Twitter

France squad for the world cup:

  • Goalkeepers: Sarah Bouhaddi, Solène Durand, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin
  • Defenders: Julie Debever, Sakina Karchaoui, Amel Majri, Griedge Mbock Bathy Nka, Ève Périsset, Wendie Renard, Marion Torrent, Aïssatou Tounkara
  • Midfielders: Charlotte Bilbault, Élise Bussaglia, Maéva Clémaron, Onema Grace Geyoro, Amandine Henry, Gaëtane Thiney
  • Forwards: Viviane Asseyi, Delphine Cascarino, Kadidiatou Dian, Valérie Gauvin, Emelyne Laurent, Eugénie Le Sommer

Possible ins or outs of this game:

France Probable XI: Sarah Bouhaddi (GK), Wendie Renard, Marion Torrent, Griedge Mbock Bathy, Wendie Renard, Amel Majri, Élise Bussaglia, Charlotte Bilbault, Delphine Cascarino, Kadidiatou Diani, Gaëtane Thiney

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