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    France 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup: A marker for greater things!

    The curtains have been drawn on this year’s edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the event in France saw numerous gains achieved in Women’s football on a global level. In the spirit of advocacy, I launched the Slay-Ballers campaign to bring more awareness to women playing soccer particularly in the face of an ever-widening gender gap when compared to the men’s game. France 2019 saw a clear upgrade in the hitherto low standard of women’s football. The quality of soccer on display by the ladies this summer in France has been remarkably high, so much that many people have forgotten that two big regional men’s events (the AFCON…

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    THE SLAY – BALLERS 2019 -FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – GERMANY VS NIGERIA

    The FIFA 2019 Women’s World Cup’s knockout stage kicks off on Saturday with the round of 16 as one of the favorites takes on one of the underdogs. Germany faces Nigeria with a spot in the quarterfinals to play for. Germany won Group B with a perfect record and didn’t concede a single goal in the process, joining the United States as the only teams to do that in this tournament. Meanwhile, Nigeria’s fortunes were somewhat mixed coming out from a tough Group A that included France, Norway and South Korea, but they sneaked through as one of the four third-place teams to get to this stage. Two-time World Cup…

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    THE SLAY – BALLERS 2019 -FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – CAMEROON VS. NEW ZEALAND

    The group stage of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup concludes tomorrow as the final round of group matches continues tomorrow in groups E and F. The situations in both groups are somewhat identical with battles for group supremacy and qualification for the knock-out stages set to go down in both groups. Sweden take on USA and the Netherlands take on Canada in the fight for top spot while Cameroon take on New Zealand while Chile tackle Thailand in the battles for survival! Cameroon and New Zealand will both be hoping to secure one of the best third place finishes as they go head-to-head on Thursday evening. Neither team have…

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    THE SLAY – BALLERS 2019 -FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – JAPAN VS. ENGLAND

    The final round of group matches continues tomorrow in group D with Japan taking on England and Scotland locking horns with Argentina. With both sides likely to progress to the next round with only a draw, the clash at Stade de Nice has less riding on it than many of the other group stage finales in France, but the title of group winners, and with it a lower-ranked knockout stage opponent, remains an attractive prize. While Japan lie second in the group standings on four points, England have earned a perfect six after registering narrow wins over Scotland and Argentina but the Lioness’ performances in the competition thus far have…

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    : THE SLAY – BALLERS 2019 -FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – ITALY vs. BRAZIL

    The final round of group matches continues tomorrow in group C with Italy taking on Brazil and Jamaica locking horns with Australia. Italy may have already secured their place in the next round, but their final Group C encounter with Brazil in Valenciennes still promises to be an intriguing clash as the Seleção will also be harboring hopes of advancing to the knock-out rounds. The Seleção will need to better Australia’s result against Jamaica to guarantee they remain in the competition, no small challenge given Italy’s sparkling form in the tournament till date. Having reached the World Cup for the first time in 20 years, Italy have been one of…

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    THE SLAY – BALLERS 2019 -FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – NIGERIA Vs. FRANCE

      We are gradually drawing closer to the business end of the FIFA Women’s World Cup as the final round of group stage matches kicks off tomorrow and the genuine contenders are gradually setting themselves apart from the others. Groups A and B will be decided tomorrow and with both matches in a group taking place simultaneously to nullify any advantage that might be gained by a team having prior knowledge of the result of their rivals’ fixture. In Group A, the Super Falcons of Nigeria take on hosts France while Norway tackle Korea republic and in Group B, China and South Africa take on Spain and Germany respectively. Nigeria…

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    THE SLAY – BALLERS 2019 -FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2019 – USA Vs. CHILE

    The USWNT continue in their quest for a fourth overall FIFA Women’s World Cup title and consecutive titles as the take on tournament debutant Chile in the second round of matches in Group F on Sunday. Jill Ellis’ side set a couple of records tumbling in their first match where they thrashed Thailand. In that match, USA set a record for most goals in a game, most goals in a half and biggest winning margin, and they also had seven different names on the score sheet. Alex Morgan also tied the record for most goals by a single player in a World cup game by plundering five and is presently…

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    THE SLAY BALLERS 2019 – FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP – CANADA VS NEW ZEALAND

    Canada Vs. New Zealand Canada will be looking to book their place in the last 16 of the FIFA Women’s World Cup when they take on New Zealand at Stade des Alpes after a victory in their opening game and the Canadians will guarantee a place in the second round with victory in this match. Canada and New Zealand go into this encounter on the back of a narrow victory and heartbreak respectively. Canada managed victory against Cameroon by only a lone goal margin while New Zealand suffered a heart-wrenching experience when Netherlands score in injury time to take all three points. These two teams last met at the 2015…

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    THE SLAY-BALLERS 2019 – FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP- ENGLAND VS ARGENTINA

    England Vs. Argentina England will be looking to run riot against Argentina on Friday after edging out victory against auld rivals Scotland by a single goal margin in their Group D opener. The Lioness are one of the better teams in the competition and will fancy their chances of remaining involved deep into the competition. This should literally be a walk in the park. England are ranked 3rd in the world while the Albicelestes are ranked a staggering 34 places below them in 37th. To put the disparity into contest, Thailand who were victims of a record 13-0 thrashing at the hands of the USWNT are ranked three places above…