World Cup: Falconets Overpower Canada, Maintain Perfect Group Record

Written by on August 18, 2022

The Falconets overturned a goal deficit to thrash Canada 3-1 in their last Group C game at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup early Thursday.

A goalkeeping error had gifted the Canadians a second-minute lead via a Kaila Novak strike.

But it took Nigeria 22 minutes to go level. Esther Onyenezide finished from the spot, after a Canadian defender handled a goal-bound shot, to bring her team to par.

Their imperial campaign in the group stage earns the Falconets a quarter-final date with The Netherlands in Alajuela as from 1am on Monday (Nigeria time).


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