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Nigeria’s Super Falcons Lose 0-1 to US | Crash Out of Women’s World Cup

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Nigeria’s female football team, Super Falcons, lost 0-1 to the US team, subsequently crashing out of the 2015 edition of FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, after placing last in their first round group.

An Abby Wambach volley few seconds before half-time earned the U.S. a 1-0 victory over Nigeria, meaning the Falcons finished with only one point from three matches in Group D.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Falcons had secured one draw and two losses, after they had earlier drawn 3-3 with Sweden and lost 0-2 to Australia.

The victory over Nigeria had however sent the U.S. through as Group D winners.

A well-balanced first 45 minutes finally fell in the Americans’ favour when Wambach struck Megan Rapinoe’s corner home at the far post.

Earlier, Julie Johnston thought she gave the U.S. the lead, but her finish was ruled offside.

Asisat Oshoala had the best chance for Nigeria 24 minutes in, but Johnston executed a perfectly-timed tackle to interrupt the BBC Women Footballer of the Year’s shot.

Rapinoe threatened goalkeeper Precious Dede’s goal twice from long range, and Alex Morgan nearly doubled the Americans’ lead just after the interval.

But she could not lift the ball and Dede once again denied the American with 30 minutes remaining.

Things became harder for Nigeria in the 69th minute, when Sarah Nnodim picked up her second yellow card as a result of bringing down Sydney Leroux just outside the area.

With their numerical advantage intact, U.S. kept possession well, with smart, experienced play to delight a significant majority of the 52,193 crowd at the venue.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

4 Comments

  1. CLEOBRIGGS

    June 17, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    THE GIRLS PLAYED SO WELL. EVEN AFTER 7 YELLOW CARDS AND ONE RED CARD WHICH THAT RACIST REF GAVE US THE US STILL SCORED 1-0. WHATEVER…. GOOD JOB GIRLS!!!!

    • Eddy H.

      June 18, 2015 at 1:50 am

      The Super Falcons. are leaving this world cup with their head high.The girls displayed a wonderful soccer throughout all the three games they played. No one should blame them. They were very unlucky to be in a very difficult group and some biased calls from the referee did not help them at all during their game against the US the number three ranked team in the world.
      I was very impressed by the performance of Okobi of whom I did not know much before the world cup.She is very talented and she is a real play maker for the team. The doors are all open for her to play for a big club outside Nigeria. Bravo! to all the girls. They made Nigeria and Africa proud.

  2. tunmi

    June 17, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    ?? I was rooting for them too. It’s okay, Cameroon is still there.

  3. kunle

    June 20, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    That referee is a racist! I wonder why one of our girls didnt challenge all her calls at least to show to the world that she is very bias. Im very proud of our girl, they did well.

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