Falcons jubilate as Scotland, Argentina draw revives last 16 hopes

There was wild jubilation on Wednesday in the Super Falcons ’ camp in Rennes , France as Argentina and Scotland played out a dramatic 3 – 3 draw in their final Group D match at the ongoing Women ’ s World Cup.

The Argentines, who had a point before their encounter and a mathematical chance of qualification to the round of 16, found themselves on the backfoot as the Scottish cruised to a 3 – 0 lead before the South Americans staged a late fightback to force a 3 – 3 draw .

A live Instagram video recorded by Super Falcons captain, Desire Oparanozie , showed the Falcons in wild jubilations five minutes to the end of the game .

They were seen jumping out of their room , hugging and chanting victory songs , knowing that the hopes of qualifying for the round of 16 have been brightened .

They rejoiced that the same rule which almost got them knocked out of the competition favoured them with the referee ordering a retake of Argentina’ s penalty , which was earlier parried by the Scotland ’ s goalkeeper .

Meanwhile , there are worries among the country’ s football fans over the fate of the Super Falcons qualifying for the round of 16 at the ongoing Women ’ s World Cup in France .

After France beat the Falcons 1 – 0 on Monday night in their last Group A game , the African champions have three points and minus two goals difference and could only qualify for the round of 16 as a best loser.

For finishing third in Group A , the Falcons ’ chances of qualifying became slim and depend on the outcome of matches from other groups .

Of the best third – placed teams needed , two slots have already been filled by Brazil and China with six and four points respectively .

With the 3 – 3 draw played by Argentina and Scotland on Wednesday, Nigeria have a brighter chance of winning .

It favours the African champions if New Zealand hold Cameroon or if either side win, but not with three goals margin .

Also , Thailand should not lose by more than three goals to Chile having earlier conceded 17 goals already.

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