First half goals from Alexandra Popp, Sara Dabritz plus Lea Schuller’s second-half effort sent the African champions packing from the world stage.
Having reached the knockouts, the Super Falcons were hoping to secure a quarterfinal spot but eventually capitulated toDie Nationalelfat Stade des Alpes.
Poop’s header after 20 minutes gave the Germans the lead before Daebritz doubled the advantage from the penalty spot seven minutes later.
Hopes for a late fightback for Thomas Dennerby’s side were dealt the killer blow when Schuller’s 82nd-minute strike confirmed the exit of the Africans.
The loss means Nigeria have now failed to win a knockout game in all eighth campaign in the tournament.