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Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by Destindave(m): 4:20pm On Oct 02, 2012
Nigeria and France go head to head in the Quarter-Finals of the on-going FIFA U-17 Women World Cup 2012 in Azerbaijan.

The Flamingoes topped Group A with 7 points drawing Canada 1-1, defeating Azerbaijan 11-0 and Colombia 3-0 scoring 15 goals in the process and conceding only a goal.

France on the other hand, were runners-up in Group B amassing 5 points in it's 3 games with 0-0, 1-1 and 10-2 results against USA, DPR Korea and Gambia respectively. They scored a total of 11 goals and conceded only 2 goals in the group stage.

Both teams play possession-based attacking football with the Nigerians relying more on power and speed while the "Les Bleuettes" depend on nimbleness and creativity.

In Chinwendu Ihezuo and Halimatu Ayinde, Nigeria boasts two of the tournaments most prolific scorers as the duo scored 6 goals and 4 goals respectively accounting for 10 of their team's 15 goals in the group stage while the "Les Bleuettes" goals were more evenly distributed with Lea Declercq (3 goals), Kadidiatou Diani (2 goals) and Pauline Cousin (2 goals) accounting for 7 of their 11 goals.

The match will be played in the 15,000 capacity Eighth Kilometre District Stadium in Baku and kick-off time is 4pm Nigerian time.

So what's your prediction?. . . drop your comments
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by lakeside025(m): 6:21pm On Oct 02, 2012
ђξ flamingos play the same pattern like †ђξ french side, all dedevbo has to do now ιѕ тσ
blend the team attacking mode more inorder for them to overcome †ђξ french side with †ђξ same pattern αη∂ they should avoid up ball в¢σz the french are too taller than them....
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by Hemanwel(m): 11:12am On Oct 03, 2012
Abeg,make dem go wash plate!
Wot iz U-17 Women's futbol wen d UEFA Champs League iz just by d corner?Mtcheeeeew!!!
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by 001solar(m): 11:24am On Oct 03, 2012
Dose girl r doin really great
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by achi4u(m): 11:42am On Oct 03, 2012
Hemanwel: Abeg,make dem go wash plate!
Wot iz Women's futbol wen d UEFA Champs League iz just by d corner!Mtcheeeeew!!!
Champions league my foot....Africans should be ashamed of their poor development in sports and other spheres of life.

I love my local game simple
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by managee007j(m): 11:46am On Oct 03, 2012
For along time, i have not seen a Nigerian female team played with much concentration and co-ordination.. i see them in the finals.. but they need to watch out 4 d french team.. specially in d midfield, but with speed and cohesion they'll eat the french ladies like toast bread..... LOL

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Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by clerkent(m): 12:04pm On Oct 03, 2012
I see nigerian girlz beaten france bt my fear is meeting japan in d semi finalz.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by Hemanwel(m): 12:36pm On Oct 03, 2012
achi4u: Champions league my foot....Africans should be ashamed of their poor development in sports and other spheres of life.

I love my local game simple
As if I care abt wot u luv.Comot mak I c front jor!
@topic...France 3,Nig 2.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by ichieakpo(m): 1:01pm On Oct 03, 2012
Hemanwel: Abeg,make dem go wash plate!
Wot iz U-17 Women's futbol wen d UEFA Champs League iz just by d corner?Mtcheeeeew!!!
ur a very foolish man

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Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by ichieakpo(m): 1:05pm On Oct 03, 2012
d flamingos will win 2 - 1 up Nigeria up our female football u gals are making us proud

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Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by lakeside025(m): 1:12pm On Oct 03, 2012
Hemanwel: Abeg,make dem go wash plate!
Wot iz U-17 Women's futbol wen d UEFA Champs League iz just by d corner?Mtcheeeee
w!!!

See this person..aя̩̥̊ε̲̣ U̶̲̥̅̊ an european abi wetin concern with uefa pass this wonderful girl... U̶̲̥̅̊ aя̩̥̊ε̲̣ †ђξ type σƒ people that doesn't develop soccer in africa...
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by lakeside025(m): 1:17pm On Oct 03, 2012
Hemanwel: As if I care abt wot u luv.Comot mak I c front jor!
@topic...France 3,Nig 2.

U̶̲̥̅̊я̲̅ IQ D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ low like anything...†ђξ score line is NIg 2, FRN 1
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by olapluto(m): 1:47pm On Oct 03, 2012
My big fear is that we may again concede first against the French. The game will come down to tactics from the bench, and the Nigerian bench isnt the best. I see our gals playing with their heart, but the French may just be too tactical for us. If we get lucky, we may win.

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Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by lakeside025(m): 2:11pm On Oct 03, 2012
ola_pluto: My big fear is that we may again concede first against the French. The game will come down to tactics from the bench, and the Nigerian bench isnt the best. I see our gals playing with their heart, but the French may just be too tactical for us. If we get lucky, we may win.

U̶̲̥̅̊ got it wrong somewhr, I watched †ђξ three matches σƒ †ђξ french side αη∂ they aя̩̥̊ε̲̣ not tactical than us while we aя̩̥̊ε̲̣ too compose than them αη∂ we are both tactical on †ђξ same pattern, but †ђξ only problem there ιѕ that they have good mid field than us in which long killer passes can come out of thr αη∂ I know coach dedevbo will work on that...

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Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by olapluto(m): 2:27pm On Oct 03, 2012
lakeside025:
U̶̲̥̅̊ got it wrong somewhr, I watched †ђξ three matches σƒ †ђξ french side αη∂ they aя̩̥̊ε̲̣ not tactical than us while we aя̩̥̊ε̲̣ too compose than them αη∂ we are both tactical on †ђξ same pattern, but †ђξ only problem there ιѕ that they have good mid field than us in which long killer passes can come out of thr αη∂ I know coach dedevbo will work on that...
My brother, I understand your point. But Nigeria had a very easy ride through the group stages. The match against Canada is my only measue of the team so far. While our strength is in attack, we forget easily how weak our defence can be. At U17, its a good thing because we can intimidate the opponents. But these French gals will come at us tomorrow. I expect the coach to at least bring back Yetunde Adeboyejo to roughen things upfront and hold play well. Everytime Nigeria gets attacked tommorow, I will be scared. If we score a goal with one of our first 5 shots on goal, then we may have it easy. But France will not allow us get into their face. Thats a fact. They are more technically gifted than other teams we've played.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by lakeside025(m): 3:02pm On Oct 03, 2012
ola_pluto:
My brother, I understand your point. But Nigeria had a very easy ride through the group stages. The match against Canada is my only measue of the team so far. While our strength is in attack, we forget easily how weak our defence can be. At U17, its a good thing because we can intimidate the opponents. But these French gals will come at us tomorrow. I expect the coach to at least bring back Yetunde Adeboyejo to roughen things upfront and hold play well. Everytime Nigeria gets attacked tommorow, I will be scared. If we score a goal with one of our first 5 shots on goal, then we may have it easy. But France will not allow us get into their face. Thats a fact. They are more technically gifted than other teams we've played.
Yes i know it going to be a tough game and i was comparing both team according to their previous group stages matches... Read this....
Nigeria have been something of a revelation at Azerbaijan 2012 – confident, free-scoring and fast-paced, but when they face France tomorrow coach Peter Dedevbo plans to present an even slicker Flamingoes outfit.

They racked up an impressive 15 goals over three games in Group A, but while the majority may have come in their 11-0 victory over the hosts, they were far from efficient with their chance-taking, an issue Dedevbo is keen to eradicate before their quarter-final.

“We create chances and that’s the most important thing, as there are some teams that play and don’t create chances, and if you don’t create you don’t score goals,” the Nigerian coach told FIFA.com. “I’m happy as at least my team are creating chances, but what we want to do is work harder on getting the opportunities and taking them too.

The statistics back up his frustrations. Even though 15 goals is a more-than-healthy tally - fellow Group A qualifiers Canada scored three, they had a monumental 92 shots. Just 47 hit the target however, while they hit the post four times against the North Americans, on top of a host of missed sitters against Azerbaijan.

“In our first game against Canada we had all the chances but we threw them away. After that match against Canada we pretty much went back to the drawing board to work on our finishing, which we did, and it paid off somewhat against Azerbaijan,” he said.

We don’t know how many chances we will make, but if we create five chances against France we want to take four.

Peter Dedevbo, Nigeria coach

“One thing that I will want to take into the quarter-finals is to continue to improve our quality in front of goal. We don’t know how many chances we will make, but if we create five chances against France we want to take four.”

It’s an efficiency that Dedevbo hopes will help see them not fall at the quarter-final stage like they did at Trinidad and Tobago 2010, when he was also in charge of the team. They lost in an epic 6-5, two-hour encounter with eventual champions Korea Republic, a game where they similarly dominated in terms of shots on goal but were undone by their profligacy.

Sarah Nnodim and Oluchi Ofoegbu told FIFA.com earlier in the tournament that they have learnt from the mistakes of that game, and Dedevbo similarly feels he has grown since the experience. “The Trinidad and Tobago World Cup really brought on my views about women’s football and big stage competitions. We lost in the quarter-finals, but we have done what can to correct the areas that caused that defeat here in Azerbaijan.”

One thing he will have on his side is two of the tournament’s most prolific goal scorers in Chinwendu Ihezuo and Halimatu Ayinde, with the former playing a part in 11 of their goals so far. On the pair, Dedevbo said: “I’m happy with their performances, it’s great that they are both scoring and providing goals.”

The Flamingoes’ speed and power is enough to trouble any side, but the nimbleness and creativity of France will be a much weightier task for the African side than they've faced, with Les Bleuettes battle-hardened after negotiating their way through a challenging Group B.

Even so, Dedevbo declared his confidence for the game at 8km Stadium. “We respect every team that came to this world cup, I’d like to they they will respect us too. We are good at working against any team, in terms of France they have amazing quality but when we meet in the quarter-finals we want to present a different team than that who faced Colombia.”
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by ajf(m): 4:41pm On Oct 03, 2012
3-0 for our girls...
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by Ndeewonu: 4:43pm On Oct 03, 2012
Hemanwel: Abeg,make dem go wash plate!
Wot iz U-17 Women's futbol wen d UEFA Champs League iz just by d corner?Mtcheeeeew!!!


You are NOT fit to be a Nigerian!
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by ogamclovin: 4:46pm On Oct 03, 2012
ajf: 3-0 for our girls...

i think our "girls" have been found out. They are mostly agbayas parading as teenage girls, check out the link below.

http://sportige.com/nigeria-cheating-09-2012-at-the-womens-world-cup/
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by floriana(m): 6:19pm On Oct 03, 2012
Nothing to jubilate about. The oldest among our girls will easily give birth to some of the other teams girls after marriage. Shame on Naija for age cheating.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by olapluto(m): 6:21pm On Oct 03, 2012
oga_mclovin:

i think our "girls" have been found out. They are mostly agbayas parading as teenage girls, check out the link below.

http://sportige.com/nigeria-cheating-09-2012-at-the-womens-world-cup/
Thank you very much for bringing up this issue. The report is flimsy! Though I doubt the age of some of our players, but I can vouch for 70% of the team being U17. I recently posted the picture of some of the team players for people to judge. I will also repost some of the pictures if I have time.
As for the 'proof' of the silly reporter, it is very flimsy and too thin. In fact, he got most of the proofs the wrong way round. His first evidence is that Blessing is the younger sister of Victoria. He concludes this because Blessing says 'God go make you BIGGER sis. Luv you to death'. He concludes that means she was referring to her elder sister (illiteracy). God making someone bigger doesnt mean they are your bigger sis.
I think sometimes we need to be wary of lazy Nigerian journalists who always try to bring down our players.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by PaulJohn1: 3:05am On Oct 04, 2012
I predict a 3-1 victory in favor of the flamingoes
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by Nobody: 3:19am On Oct 04, 2012
The Flamingoes should be super tactical in this game. As the French team has the height advantage, I expect our team to play more ground/mid-air balls. Playing high balls wouldn't be effective against the French. I think Coach Dedevbo should play two defensive midfielders to neutralize the nimbleness/creativity of the French midfielders. If the Flamingoes use their superior speed and strength coupled with better finishing and tight marking, they will emerge victorious.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by Nobody: 3:55am On Oct 04, 2012
I pray Almighty God grants the team victory. Amen
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by naijaboylive(m): 7:33am On Oct 04, 2012
clerkent: I see nigerian girlz beaten france bt my fear is meeting japan in d semi finalz.
Ghana wud ave dealt with dem b4 then else we finish wat Ghana cudnt. We'll beat Japan shud we meet them in d semi.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by SamAfrik(m): 8:25am On Oct 04, 2012
We know dt whites generally grow much faster/bigger than blacks. But I wouldnt be happy if naija is being rep by players above 20yrs. Winning age grade competitions is nt by force. Im wary of cheats.
Goodluck to them if they are indeed 20yrs & below.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by toluxe0075: 8:37am On Oct 04, 2012
Over age o, under-age o, all i care about is d trophy, chikena

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Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by naijaboylive(m): 9:01am On Oct 04, 2012
Wat is it wid all diz 'age' talk. Shud we use unda age u'll still complain. Can't we say anithing gud of our cadet teams? Plz lets nt deviate 4rm d topic. Its Nigeria winning 2day. Gudluck gals.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by mapet: 9:31am On Oct 04, 2012
@Ola_pluto,

1. I doubt you can vouch for any of the team members except you know them, and their parents and when they were actually born.
2. I'm not sympathetic to a cause where we shamelessly cheat and fail to realise we're hurting ourselves. First look at the team against Columbia, I told myself this is just too ridiculous and glaring.
3. The reporter has done his bit and it's left for us to also as people of integrity do our bit. How? Whoever went to primary or secondary school with the lady in question can say on this page. I've always said these things are easy to find out. Nigeria's goal keeper in Coach Tela's team played U17 @ age 30. A reporter went to Taiwo Ogunjobi with irrefutable evidence, yet Taiwo Ogunjobi refused to take him out of the team. I was in Primary 1 when Festus Odini was in Primary Six. In fact we used to call him "Boda De-Boy", yet the same was in U17 with Kanu, Oruma, Babayaro's team in 93. That year I slightly crossed 17. People that know Kanu will tell you he's closer to 50 now, yet claiming 36. Julius Aghahowa's wife was my wife's mate in the Uni. She got to Aghahowa when she was in year 3, and by then she was not a teenager. Julius played U20, after he was alledged to have served in the Police..... Gbenga Okunnowo, Ugbade, Furo-Iyenemi, etc are cases I know.
4. Truth is, we are doing ourselves disservice. We're not going to win this cup, so why cheat in the first place? There are some true and talented U17s who deserves the spots some of these girls are ILLEGALLY occupying, yet we rob their future and Nigeria's. These current girls will not even make it to U20, yet the true U17s who should have been discovered and taken by foreign clubs to help nurture their talent further woun't see them. Guess what happens, we keep getting worse as a team. Super Eagles has "graduated" to a point where we're not sure of qualification for Nation's cup, U21 teams struggle at international competition, despite cheating with 30 year olds against teenagers (I mean France recently defeated our old men)
ola_pluto:
Thank you very much for bringing up this issue. The report is flimsy! Though I doubt the age of some of our players, but I can vouch for 70% of the team being U17. I recently posted the picture of some of the team players for people to judge. I will also repost some of the pictures if I have time.
As for the 'proof' of the silly reporter, it is very flimsy and too thin. In fact, he got most of the proofs the wrong way round. His first evidence is that Blessing is the younger sister of Victoria. He concludes this because Blessing says 'God go make you BIGGER sis. Luv you to death'. He concludes that means she was referring to her elder sister (illiteracy). God making someone bigger doesnt mean they are your bigger sis.
I think sometimes we need to be wary of lazy Nigerian journalists who always try to bring down our players.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by Eifeh(m): 9:44am On Oct 04, 2012
Wish them best of luck.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by SamAfrik(m): 10:32am On Oct 04, 2012
Thank you Mapet for ur point of view. Indeed we are only hurting our system. I dont av probs wit a 20yr old rep any African country @ under 17 tourn. But above dt is a NO NO for me. Naija, Ghana, & N/korea I dont trust.
C'mon just look @ d faces.
Re: Nigeria Vs France: (3 - 5) On Pens In U-17 Women's World Cup 4th Oct 2012 by Nobody: 10:48am On Oct 04, 2012
Good luck!

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