Nigeria’s Super Falcons will face Germany in the Round of 16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
The African champions will face the former champions in Grenoble on Saturday.
It is the first time in 20 years that the African champions will play in the knockout stages of the competition after they reached the quarter-final at the 1999 edition hosted by the United States of America.
Despite Chile’s 2-0 win over Thailand in final Group E game in Montpellier, Thomas Dennerby’s side claimed the last spot among the four best third-placed teams, on superior goals.
With Cameroon already advancing, it is the first time since the inception of the showpiece in 1991 that two African sides reach the knockout stages.