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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Super Falconettes Qualified For The Quarter Finals of The Women's U20 World Cup

EBOLA has taken over, our girls are doing us proud and no one is talking about it! Nigeria's Super Falconettes yesterday qualified for the quarter finals of the Women's U20 World Cup topping their group in the process with a 2-1 victory over England last night.
In their third Group C match played at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, the Falconettes came from behind to secure all three points. They now top their group with seven points ahead of Mexico, England and South Korea and will face Group D runners-up New Zealand in the quarter finals.
Yesterday,  England opened the scoring in just the fifth minute when Hannah Blundell played a clever through ball for Nikita Parris, who took one touch and then clipped a shot past the advancing Nigeria goalkeeper Ibijoke Sangonuga from the edge of the box.
However, the Falconettes, who are African champions drew level four minutes before the interval after Loveth Ayila beat her marker with a skilful drag-back and shot powerfully from 25 yards. Goalkeeper Lizzie Durack in goal got England got a hand to it but was unable to prevent the ball hitting the back of the net.
That was how the first stanza ended and following the restart, the second half was a tale of two penalties, with England’s Bethany Mead firstly missing after Parris was adjudged to have been fouled by Sangonuga. Within minutes at the other end, Asisat Oshoala was brought down while dribbling into the penalty area and stepped up to coolly side-foot the resultant spot-kick into the bottom-right corner.
England were saved from going further behind by the crossbar as the Falconettes finished strongly in a match that ended amid joyous scenes on their bench. Earlier on in the tournament, the Falconettes had beaten South Korea 2-1 and played a 1-1 draw with Mexico in their opening game.
South Korea qualify from Group C as runners-up behind Nigeria with four points after beating Mexico 2-1 yesterday. They will now face France, the winners of Group D in the quarter finals.

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