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Summary

  1. First match in second round of group fixtures
  2. Watch game live on Red Button and online
  3. Both teams lost opening game
  4. Get involved: #bbcfootball

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By Emma Sanders

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  1. Post update

    Nigeria 0-0 South Korea

    Nigeria look a little sloppy at the back. A bright attack breaks down on the right but the ball falls to Jang Sel-Gi, 30 yards out in the centre.

    She tries an audacious long-range strike, but it fizzes harmlessly out for a goalkick.

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    Nigeria 0-0 South Korea

    It’s a big day for 18-year-old Nigerian keeper Chiamaka Nnadozie. Her first touch is a short pass to right-back Chidinaza Okeke, who is immediately put under pressure by Ji So-yun.

    The Chelsea striker wins the ball but there’s nobody in attack so support and Nigeria quickly win it back.

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    Nigeria 0-0 South Korea

    Nigerian captain, Desire Oparanozie, wins the ball superbly, high up the pitch. Asisat Oshoala wants it played into her path but the ball has too much pace on it when it’s eventually released by Oparanozie and the chance goes begging.

    Good, early pressure from the African champions.

  4. KICK-OFF

    Nigeria 0-0 South Korea

    Right, off we go! What will the group table look like in just under two hours time? I’m hoping for goals.

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    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    Nigeria have failed to score a first-half goal in their last 14 World Cup matches. They are prone to slow starts, basically.

    This is the first time South Korea have faced an African nation. They took 70 minutes to have an attempt on goal against France. If they want a better result today, they need to pile the pressure on early.

  6. Post update

    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    The Stade des Alps is my favourite stadium in this World Cup. The name speaks for itself. You can literally see the mountains of the Alps in the background of the far corner of the ground.

    It’s such a beautiful setting!

    Stade des Alpes

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  7. Full team news

    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    Nigeriamake two changes to the side that started the 3-0 defeat to Norway in Reims on Saturday.

    Eighteen year-old goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie comes in for 32-year-old Tochukwu Oluehi while Chinaza Uchendu comes into midfield and defender Chidinma Okeke starts.

    Nigeria XI:Nnadozie, Ohale, Ebere, Ebi, Oshoala, Oparanozie, Chikwelu, Uchendu, Okobi, Ordega, Okeke.

    South Koreaare expected to line up in a more attacking 4-1-4-1 formation as they look to bounce back from the 4-0 drubbing against host France in the opening game of the tournament.

    Creative duo Ji So-yun and Lee Mi-na are at the core of the midfield.

    South Korea XI:M J Kim, Hwang, D Y Kim, M A Lee, Cho, Ji, Jung, Jang, G M Lee, H R Kim, Kang.

  8. Post update

    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    BBC Red Button

    You can watch this match live on the BBC Red Button. We’re about to get underway so throw it on now!

  9. Star player – Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria)

    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    Striker Asisat Oshoala, who is still only 24, is a three-time African footballer of the year.

    The former Liverpool and Arsenal star, has been on-loan at Barcelona from Chinese side Dalian Quanjian.

    She won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the under-20 World Cup in 2014 and this is her second senior finals.

    Oshoala, also known as ‘Superzee’ to her teammates, has scored 14 goals in 17 major tournament appearances, but only one of those came in the World Cup, back in 2015.

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  10. Post update

    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    It doesn’t look like there will be any rain or thunder delays in Grenoble. The players have just finished their warm-ups in the glorious sun and are getting ready to walk back out for the national anthems.

  11. Star player – Ji So-yun (South Korea)

    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    Chelsea’s number 10 Ji So-yun is South Korea’s all-time top scorer with 54 goals and has over 100 caps.

    She had a quiet game against France, struggling to get into the game and make an influence. But if she can get involved, she is always a threat.

    Ji, who has won Chelsea’s Player of the Year and PFA Player of the Year awards during her time in WSL, became the country’s youngest goalscorer at 15 years, 282 days in 2006.

    Her nickname is So-yun Messi.

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  12. All or nothing for South Korea

    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    South Korea are the higher ranked team in action, 14th in the world. But they are less experienced at the World Cup, having only qualified twice before.

    They reached the knock-out stages in 2015 though, an achievement which would be even more impressive should they manage to do so in France.

    The South Koreans have already suffered at the hands of their other group opponents – losing to France on three occasions and also losing 7-1 to Norway in 2003.

    But this squad is a group of players who are starting to peak. Eight of the players finished third at the under-20 World Cup in 2010.

    Like Nigeria, they will really fancy their chances today and will certainly be going all out for a win in Grenoble.

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  13. Sulaimon Adelekan:If the Super Falcons of Nigeria don’t win this match against South Korea they can forget about the qualifying for the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup. With the tag of been African champions and under achiever at the big stage.

  14. Experience in Nigeria’s favour

    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    Nigeria are one of seven nations to have appeared at every Women’s World Cup since its introduction in 1991.

    That experience on the world stage could prove vital today but they have only managed to make it out of the group stages just once.

    They went on to reach the quarter-finals in 1999 but if they are to stand any chance of mirroring that achievement this year, they need a win today.

    Nigeria, ranked 38th in the world, will be looking to their key players to provide the spark. And they have a few.

    Asisat Oshoala is their star striker. The Barcelona forward scored in the Champions League final a few weeks ago so knows what it takes to perform under pressure.

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  15. Team news

    Nigeria v South Korea (14:00 BST)

    Here’s how the teams line-up.

    Nigeria’s key players Asisat Oshoala and Francisca Ordega lead the attack.

    South Korean duo Ji So-yun and Cho So-hyun, who both play their football in England, start.

    Nigeria v South Korea line-ups

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  16. Post update

    Here’s how things stand in Group A after the first round of games. France and Norway are comfortably ahead with favourable goal differences and three points each.

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  17. Post update

    The bottom two nations in Group A meet this afternoon in Grenoble, looking for their first points at this year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup.

    Nigeria suffered a 3-0 defeat to Norway on Saturday, a day after South Korea were thumped 4-0 by hosts France in the opening match in Paris.

    It’s been more than four hours since 11-time African champions Nigeria scored a World Cup goal but opponents South Korea are yet to keep a clean sheet at the finals.

    With France and Norway the clear favourites to take the group’s top two spots, this game is a must win for Nigeria and South Korea.

    But who will come out on top? Kick-off is half an hour away…

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