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U-17 World Cup: Nigeria’s Flamingos Defeat USA

Nigeria’s Flamingos on Friday defeated the USA and qualified for the semifinal of the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

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

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.

The Americans piled pressure on the Nigerians and were rewarded just before half-time. 

They equalised in the 40th minute through Amalia Martina Villarreal’s strike.

Both teams started the second half trying to get a second goal but it never came, resulting in a penalty shootout to decide who goes into the semi-final.

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