Nigeria’s gallant performance against France in the 1-0 defeat to the host on Monday will go down as one of the best performance by this Super Falcons.
A 10-player Falcons eventually bowed to the might of Les Bleues but the game served up more than just resilience and a near defensive masterclass.
So here are some of the other things we noticed during Nigeria vs France match.
Thomas Dennerby is an amazing ball joggler.
The soon to be 60-year-old Coach showed off some skills on the sidelines holding up play for some four seconds as he apparently entertained the crowd with some unexpected ball joggling.
It was a packed house inside the Roazhon Park in Rennes, a crowd of 28, 267 watched the game, but it was one of the poorest turns out in any Falcons game against a world cup host.
In 1999 and 2011 for instance, the games against USA and Germany saw an astonishing 65,080 and 48,817 respectively.