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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria Beat Canada 3-1
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The Falconets of Nigeria bounced back from their opening day defeat at the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in the hands of the Young Nadeshiko of Japan by earning a 3-1 victory over the Canucks of Canada.
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Nigeria came from a goal down to beat Canada in Bava Park, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
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Canada was tested early on when Chinwendu Ihezuo shot narrowly over the bar on 10 minutes.
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The Canadians took the lead 5 minutes later when Deanne Rose received a long ball inside the box and played a neat pass to Gabrielle Carle, and the No. 10 made no mistake from close range.
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Nigeria came close to capitalising on a mistake on 37 minutes when Hannah Taylor lost control of the ball in her box, allowing Rasheedat Ajibade time to pounce, but her effort was blocked by Rylee Foster.
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The Falconets eventually equalised just before half-time when Canada’s key player Bianca St Georges was penalised for handling the ball inside the area, with Chinaza Uchendu stepping up and converting the spot-kick.
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Nigeria made an instant impact in the second half with Joy Bokiri putting the African side into the lead immediately after the restart.
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Peter Dedevbo‘s side then doubled their advantage on 73 minutes when Chinwendu Ihezuo capitalised on a mistake by goalkeeper Foster and was left with an easy finish in front of an empty goal.

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