Germany vs Nigeria: Germany will be out to continue their perfect record at the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Saturday, when they take on Nigeria in the round of 16 at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble, France.
Match: Germany vs Nigeria
Date: 22nd June 2019
Venue: Stade Oceane, Le Havre, France
Start Time: 3 p.m. ET
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The Germans were professional in all three of their group matches, picking up wins against China, Spain and South Africa without conceding a goal. Manager Martina Voss-Tecklenburg will be hoping her side can add some more attacking flair to their play in the knockout stages.
The 2019 World Cup’s knockout stage kicks off on Saturday with the round of 16 as one of the favorites takes on a big understand. Germany faces Nigeria with a spot in the quarterfinals on the line. Germany won Group B with a 3-0-0 record and didn’t concede a goal, joining the United States as the only teams to do that in this tournament. Meanwhile, Nigeria was in a tough Group A that included France, Norway and South Korea, but they sneaked through as one of the four third-place teams to move on.
Germany: After two straight 1-0 wins, Germany grabbed a 4-0 win over South Africa to produce a bit more of momentum in attack. While at times the team has been wasteful in the final third, the gritty defense has carried this team. It’s felt like a brick all at the back, and with no team having been able to score against them, it bodes well for them when it comes to making a run at the tournament. Leonie Maier in defense is something else.
Nigeria: They are thrilled to be at this stage, and the 1-0 loss to France in the last game showed that they could compete and defend with discipline, only conceding on a penalty kick. A similar performance is needed here. Their best chance is to play all-out defense and go on the counter or hope to make it to penalties where anything can happen.
Germany is too strong for Nigeria, getting two goals before the break and cementing this before half time with another. Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know.The two-time world champions will be big favourites against Nigeria, who only made it through to the knockout bracket as one of the best third-placed teams.