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PHOTOS: Nigeria’s Flamingos Beat US, Reach First-Ever World Cup Semi-Final 

Nigeria’s Flamingos Qualifies For First-Ever World Cup Semi-Final

Nigeria’s Flamingos on Friday qualified for their first-ever semi-final at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after beating the US.

Nigeria's Flamingos

The Nigerian side won 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes of regulation time.

Nigeria’s Flamingos Qualifies For First-Ever World Cup Semi-Final

Coming into the game, the Americans were tipped as the favourites but Onamuzo Edafe gave Nigeria the lead just after 25 minutes. A VAR review had confirmed a foul on Amina Bello with the referee wasting no time in pointing to the spot.

Nigeria's Flamingos

The Americans pilled pressure on the Nigerians and were rewarded just before half-time. They equalized in the 40th minute through Amalia Martina Villarreal’s strike.

Nigeria's flamingos

Both teams started the second half trying to get a second goal with the US dominating much of the encounter. But it never came resulting in a penalty shootout to decide who goes into the semi-final.

Nigeria's flamingos

Nigeria will now play the winner of the game (holding on Saturday) between Colombia and Tanzania on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022.

Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that Super Falcons made history after beating Equatorial Guinea 9-0 to win Turkish Women’s Cup.

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