FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 : Republic of Ireland vs Nigeria Match preview, Team News, Possible Lineups

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BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Asisat Oshoala (2nd L) of Nigeria celebrates with teammates after scoring her team's third goal during the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Group B match between Australia and Nigeria at Brisbane Stadium on July 27, 2023 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
This is the match preview of Republic of Ireland vs Nigeria game where The Nigerian Women have every thing to play for and Katie McCabe's Ireland has nothing to lose, so it will be a thrilling contest.
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The match Republic of Ireland vs Nigeria could see the Super Falcons advance into the Knockout stages if they end up winning the match against the eliminated Ireland. Here’s the preview of the match to give you a preface of what you can expect from the match.

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Republic of Ireland vs Nigeria

Brisbane , Australia – 30 July 2023; Manager Vera Pauw during a Republic of Ireland training session at Spencer Park in Brisbane, Australia, ahead of their final Group B match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, against Nigeria. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Match Details

Date : 30/07/2023 (Sunday, July 30)
Venue : Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Time : 8:00 pm
IST : 3:30 pm
Live streaming : Fancode and DD sports

Republic of Ireland Women’s debut World Cup campaign will come to an end against Nigeria at Brisbane as they failed to win their opening games in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. They played their first match against Australia where they were narrowly beaten by 1-0, marking an unfortunate start to their campaign and then went on to loose to Canada in their second match after taking the lead.

Ireland had a dream start to their second match against Canada as Katie McCabe scored directly from a corner and gave Ireland the lead in the opening minutes of the game, but unfortunately an own goal from Megan Connolly put things back in order for Canada, right where the match started. Canada then scored another goal and took the lead just within 10 minutes of the second half and Ireland couldn’t lessen that deficit and got eliminated from the tournament.

Statement by Gift Monday, Nigeria striker

Gift Monday, Nigerian striker. (Photo by Getty Images/Goal)

“I am very proud of the performance and progress of this incredible group. The feeling of being part of this team alone gives me goosebumps. We are here to shine and, surely, the good run will continue.”

Meanwhile, Nigeria Women are on fairy land. They bagged 4 points from their two games, winning and drawing one game each. The Super Falcons were stubborn in defense and held Canada to a goalless draw. And then in their next match they defeated Australia in front of their home crowd. Randy Waldrum’s side came from a goal down against the Matildas to take a three-goal lead thanks to efforts from Uchenna Kanu, Osinachi Ohale and Asisat Oshoala.

There was a scope of a little bit of a late drama in the match as Alanna Kennedy halved the deficit in the 10th minute of additional time, but Nigeria held firm to claim all three points, moving them to the top of the group on goal difference. They will advance to the last 16 if they manage to avoid a defeat, while a loss would leave them relying on the result of the other game in the group between Canada and Australia.

Team News

Having seen her emerge from the bench to net a crucial goal in the 3-2 defeat of Australia, Nigeria boss Randy Waldrum seems set to utilise Asisat Oshoala from the start.

The Girls in Green have no fresh injury concerns following their narrow defeat to Canada.

Republic of Ireland vs Nigeria Possible Lineups

Republic of Ireland Women possible starting lineup:
Brosnan; Fahey, Lo. Quinn, Connolly; O’Gorman, O’Sullivan, Littlejohn, McCabe; Sheva, Carusa, Farrelly

Nigeria Women possible starting lineup:
Nnadozie; Alozie, Ohale, Demehin, Plumptre; Ucheibe, Abiodun; Ajibade, Payne, Oshoala; Onumonu

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