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Falconets coach confident of victory

19 August 2014, 15:03Israel Ojoko

Ottawa - Falconets coach Peter Dedevbo has assured Nigerians that there is no cause for alarm as the team get set to tackle Korea DPR in the semifinal of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup on Wednesday at the Moncton Stadium.

Nigeria qualified for the semifinal after a thrilling 4-1 win over New Zealand in the quarter finals played on Sunday.

Dedevbo said the team is preparing hard to face the Korean side.

"The higher you go in football, the harder it becomes, I don't want to leave any stone unturned in the match against Korea. Am very much aware that the Koreans are fast on counter attack and that’s why the girls were not given a day off. We have to perfect our possession and control as well as make sure we get an early goal which will unsettle them."

Also read: Falconets coach looks forward to Korea battle

On the tactics to adopt, the gaffer says the first minutes of the match will determine the style to be employed.

"I don't want to disclose my strategies, the game will determine how we play, but I want to tell Nigerians that, the team is confident and ready to take on any team."

"All we need is to study their style of play, discover their plans and then move in with our tactics. We have watched their clip and I know we shall send them parking."

The Falconets have been to the semifinals twice, in 2010 they proceeded to the finals before losing out to Germany while in 2012 they came out third.

The match comes up on Wednesday by 9pm Nigerian time.

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