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U-17 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria's Flamingos Defeat Chile 2-1, Reach Quarter-finals

Posted by Thandiubani on Mon 17th Oct, 2022 - tori.ng

The win earned the Flamingoes a place in the quarter-finals on Friday, with either USA or Brazil as opponents.

 
Nigeria has advanced to the Quarter finals of the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals in India.
 
This comes after the Flamingos beat Chile 2-1 in Bhubaneswar.
 
Blessing Emmanuel’s goal in the 4th minute of the game and Bisola Mosaku’s strike off a free-kick from Miracle Usani with eight minutes left was enough to see Nigeria through at the Kalinga Stadium, despite a late penalty converted by Roverner Tali.
 
The win earned the Flamingoes a place in the quarter-finals on Friday, with either USA or Brazil as opponents.
 
As was the case against New Zealand on Friday, the Flamingos created a slew of opportunities that were not converted, but head coach Bankole Olowookere assured the team will get even better as the tournament progresses.
 
“We missed a number of chances again, but I like the spirit of the team and we will get better as we go on in the competition. I am happy we made it into the last eight, and that we sustained our winning mentality despite the fact that we only needed a draw to sail through.”
 
Germany’s 3-1 win over New Zealand in the other match of Group B meant the Germans finished with the maximum nine points in the group phase, having scored a total of 11 goals and conceding only two.
 
Nigeria finished with six points and a plus-six goals advantage after scoring seven goals and conceding only two.
 


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