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Women’s football World Cup: Nigeria hammer Australia 3-2 in front of home fans

On Thursday’s surprise win, Nigeria beat Australia 3-2 in a sold-out match at Lang Park in Brisbane.

The Australian, co-host of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, have been surprise by the energetic Nigerians’ play and their quick attacks.

Matildas is currently without star player Sam Kerr due to injury. If they win, they will advance to the knockout stages, but now they will have to beat Olympic champions Canada to qualify.

For the Super Falcons, Thursday’s win puts them through to the Round of 16, just like in 2019.

9th World Cup for Nigeria , Ranked 40th by FIFA.

 

Just before half-time, Matildas opened the scoring with a run from Foord’s left flank to Egmond. Egmond dribbled the ball past the keeper and into the goal.

But the joy was short-lived when five minutes later, Nigeria equalized thanks to Uchenna Kanu.

Then, defender Osinachi Ohale, after a corner kick was cleared, fired into the Australia box.

Super Falcons star striker Asisat Oshoala, who came on as a second-half substitute, capitalized on a defensive mistake to slip into the Australian box and shoot past the keeper. .

Cheered by the fans, Matildas tried to regain the goal but failed, despite scoring in stoppage time from Alanna Kennedy’s header.

 

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