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Nigeria Falconets Beat S’Korea In U-20 Women’s World Cup

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Nigeria Falconets Beat S’Korea In U-20 Women’s World Cup

The match which was scheduled for 9 pm was shifted to 10.15 pm due to heavy rain.

Nigeria’s under 20 women’s national team known as the Falconets booked a place in the quarterfinals of the 10th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals ongoing in Costa Rica.

The team led by Chris Danjuma recorded a 1-0 victory against South Korea in their second group game played on Sunday, August 14, 2022.

Esther Onyenezide’s late strike gave the Falconets victory in their second match of the tournament.

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The Falconets will face Canada in their final group match on Wednesday.

The match which was scheduled for 9 pm was shifted to 10.15 pm due to heavy rain.

The Falconets made their first attempt to score a goal in the third minute through Bashirat Amoo, who tried a long-range effort from a free kick but was calmly saved by South Korea keeper Kim Kyeong-Hee.

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In the 22nd minute, the Koreans went on the attack again with Lee Soo-In hitting a long-range strike but the ball hit woodwork.

With four minutes left in the first half, Amoo made a long-range strike which went off target.

Five minutes into the second half, Onyenezide tried a long cross into the area on the back of a pouring attack but South Korea’s keeper rose high to claim the ball.

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In the 82nd minute, the goal finally came thanks to a brilliant long-range strike from Onyenezide which flew past the Korean keeper into the back of the net.

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