Nigeria have put themselves in with a real chance of making it through to the last 16 here at France 2019. They also executed their coach’s counter-attacking game plan to perfection.
Despite producing their best performance in their campaign so far, Korea Republic failed to get what they wanted, succumbing to another defeat. It was all the more disheartening for the Taegeuk Nangja as they dominated possession throughout only to fall victim to two quick counter-attacks.
The Taegeuk Nangja did everything to keep their hopes alive in the closing minutes, but it proved too little, too late. However, they need to regroup and recover in time for the final group match, because it’s not over yet.
Nigeria have joined France and Norway on three points, but it all looks pretty grim for Korea Republic. They’ll need to beat the Norwegians, and likely beat them convincingly, to have a chance of advancing.