February 27, 2024

AUSTRALIA: The Olympic winners have been upset in Melbourne when Nigerian custodian Chiamaka Nnadozie saved a penalty kick. Nigeria misplaced a degree resulting from Deborah Abiodun’s dismissal however performed bravely. Australia, Canada, and Nigeria every have one level. The Canadians’ subsequent match is towards the Republic of Eire on July 26.

Captain Sinclair, a 40-year-old attacker with 190 targets for her nation in 324 worldwide appearances, goals to create historical past. She has scored at 5 FIFA World Cups. Nonetheless, she was fouled by Francisca Ordega within the second half, resulting in a penalty. Sinclair’s shot was saved by Nigerian goalie Nnadozie, who saved it brilliantly.

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Nigeria’s coach, Randy Waldrum, praised Chiamaka’s save as probably the greatest by a younger goalkeeper on the earth. Nigeria, 33 locations beneath Canada within the FIFA standings, performed strong defence and denied Canada clear alternatives exterior the penalty space. Within the first half, Sinclair’s shot went large, whereas Nnadozie stopped Evelyne Viens’ stabbing try.

The coach of Canada, Beverly Priestman, remarked, “We’ve bought to maneuver on in a short time. You will get misplaced and be actually down on that.” Naturally, my workers and I are upset. None of us obtained three factors. However in the long run, we solely scored one objective whereas stealing two from the opposing squad.

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Asisat Oshoala of Barcelona was in a position to maneuver round Canadian custodian Kailen Sheridan throughout Nigeria’s greatest alternative to attain within the first half, however Ashley Lawrence blocked the ahead’s try from a decent angle.

Nigeria’s VAR dismissed Abiodun’s foul on Lawrence, regardless of Lehtovaara’s yellow card. Nigeria managed to carry on, giving them hope of progressing out of their Girls’s World Cup group for the third time in 9 competitions.

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