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Upset: Super Falcons stun Australia at Women’s World Cup 3-2

Thursday Jul 27, 2023 22:20 pm



By NEWS EDITOR
Suncorp Stadium.,   Sports


Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Thursday produced an upset as the team defeated  host Australia 3-2 in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World march at the Suncorp Stadium.

Remarkably, this is the first win of Nigeria in the competition and the fifth win in the history of the Women’s World Cup.

Austrialians began well as Emily van Egmond scored for Australia in the first half, but Uchenna Kanu equalised for Nigeria before half-time and raised hopes for Nigerians.



In the second half, Osinachi Ohale and Asisat Oshoala both scored for Nigeria while Alanna Kennedy scored a late consolation goal for Australia.

Emily van Egmond scored for Australia in the first half before Uchenna Kanu equalized for Nigeria before half-time.

Based on the outcome, Nigeria is ahead of Canada, which sits second  and Australia, which occupies third position. The Republic of Ireland is in the fourth position with no points yet.

The Super Eagles will face Ireland in their last group game next Monday.

The 2023 Women's World Cup tournament is taking place in Australia and New Zealand, making it the first-ever co-hosted Women's World Cup. The tournament began on July 20 and the final scheduled to  hold on August 20 in Sydney at the Accor Stadium.

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