Featuring Nigeria's first victory at the 2019 Women's World Cup and more.
The FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 kicked off last Friday with this year's host, France, thumping in a decisive win over South Korea.
This Women's World Cup is hosting three African teams as they compete for the big trophy: South Africa's Banyana Banyana, who are in the Women's World Cup for the first time ever, Nigeria's Super Falcons and Cameroon's Indomitable Lionesses.
The first round of the WWC is done later today and we've got the best videos, goals, and highlights for you to check out below.
Keep checking back for more updates as the Women's World Cup 2019 goes on.
UPDATED JUNE 17, 2019
Gabrielle Onguene Scores vs Netherlands
And just like that we're TIED! Just two minutes after the Netherlands took the lead, Gabrielle Onguene beats the g… https://t.co/d3qxB4Frss— FOX Soccer (@FOX Soccer) 1560606551.0
Cameroon's Gabrielle Onguene tied the game against Netherlands with a beautiful run and header set to beat the keeper and get herself clear on goal. It was a stylish finish from the Cameroonian striker. Despite the goal the Netherlands would go on to win 3-1.
Chiamaka Nnadozie Sets a World Cup Record
18 - At 18 years and 186 days, Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnadozie has become the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean… https://t.co/bHTbvnsGsi— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 1560351255.0
Nigerian goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, at only 18-years-old, became the youngest keeper to keep a clean sheet at the Women's World Cup, according to the popular football stats page OptaJoe. After the defeat against Norway, Nigerian coach Thomas Dennerby opted to replace the veteran goalie Tochukwu Oluehi with the new youngster, who stepped up and made some essential saves during the game to keep the South Korean team at bay.
Nigeria Claims First 2019 Women's World Cup Victory
You're going to want to watch Asisat Oshoala convert this #NGA goal from an impossible angle again, and again, and… https://t.co/yDq13QPoKD— Yahoo Soccer (@Yahoo Soccer) 1560351159.0
The Nigerian women's national team just earned their first 2019 World Cup win against South Korea. After suffering a loss to Norway during their first match over the weekend, the Super Falcons won 2-0 against the South Korean team in a Group A face-off on Wednesday. They earned their first goal after South Korea's Kim Do-yeon scored an own-goal, putting Nigeria in the lead in the game's first half. The winning goal was scored by 24-year-old Nigerian forward and former Liverpool player, Asisat Oshoalawho led a skillfull counter-attack to claim the win for Nigeria.
The Indomitable Lionesses vs Canada
Cameroon also had a bad start to the Women's World Cup as they lost 1-0 to the Canadian team due to a powerful header. The team showed their fighting spirit however and will be coming back strong against The Netherlands and New Zealand.
Full highlights of Cameroon vs Canada above.
The Super Falcons vs Norway
Nigeria keep fighting until the end, but it just doesn't seem to be the Super Falcons' night. #NGA https://t.co/9wzdyUWcKs— FOX Soccer (@FOX Soccer) 1560027074.0
Nigeria didn't have a great start to the Women's World Cup as they were handed a 3-0 loss to Norway, which included an unfortunate own goal. All of Norway's goals came in the first half. The Super Falcons didn't stop fighting, though, throughout the rest of the game and will look to turn things around as they take on South Korea and France.
A wonder goal & South Africa's first ever Women's World Cup Goal
BANYANA BANYANA! Thembi Kgatlana scores South Africa's first goal in #FIFAWWC history 👏👏 https://t.co/Jt9Xdcr6xR— FOX Soccer (@FOX Soccer) 1560011671.0
The South African team had their first match again Spain and quickly scored their first ever Women's World Cup goal in style. Striker and leading Banyana Banyana scorer in qualifying, Thembi Kgatlana, let off a perfect shot to the top right corner to defeat the Spanish keeper. It was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, the team suffered a 3-1 defeat caused by two penalty kicks and a red card.
Banyana Banyana's Entrance
South Africans showing up to World Cup games remains the best entries https://t.co/yB7UCGZAQz— Miriti Murungi (@Miriti Murungi) 1560009617.0
Even before the competition started the South African team was trending worldwide for their epic entrance to the Women's World Cup. It's hard not to get into the video above.