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Super Falcons’ Coach Fumes After 1-0 Loss To France, Blasts Bias Officials

Head coach of the Super Falcons, Thomas Dennerby, was an angry man, following their 1-0 defeat to France, in their final Group A fixture on Monday night.

Nigeria, who needed at least a point from the match to stand a good chance of progressing to the Round of 16, held on for 75 minutes before a controversial penalty was awarded to the hosts.

Les Bleus skipper, Wendie Renard, stepped up and missed her first kick.

But the referee ordered a replay, claiming that goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie stepped off her line.

Renard redeemed herself with the second opportunity, as France ran out 1-0 winners and topped the group.

But decisions were given after Video Assistant Referee (VAR) checks.

Addressing the media after the match, Dennerby fumed that their opponents were obviously the better side, but needed no help from officials.

“My players are the heroes.

“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,” he said.

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