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Match 14 -
Cloudy
17 July
2:1 (2:0)
  • Amarachi OKORONKWO (6')
  • Desire OPARANOZIE (17')
  • Mana IWABUCHI (62')

Referee Cristina DORCIOMAN (ROU)

Summary

Falconets too much for Japan

Falconets too much for Japan

Nigeria took a major step towards the second round of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Japan in Augsburg. The Falconets, who had drawn 1-1 with England in their opening game in Group C, now have four points and are sure to be in a good position no matter what happens in the later match between England and Mexico. The Japanese drew 3-3 with Mexico in a thrilling come-from-...

Highlights

Line-up

NGA
JPN
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Ndem EGAN (NGA)
(JPN) Norio SASAKI
Officials
  • Referee: Cristina DORCIOMAN (ROU)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Flor ESCOBAR (GUA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Emperatriz AYALA (SLV)
  • Fourth official: Bibiana STEINHAUS (GER)
  • Absent

Photos

  • The team of Nigeria celebrates scoring
  • Head coach Ndem Egan of Nigeria looks on
  • The Referees Flor Escobar, Bibiana Steinhaus, Christina Dorcioman and Emperatritz Ayala pose
  • Desire Oparanozie (L) of Nigeria after scoring her team's second goal with team mate Esther Sunday
  • Desire Oparanozie (L) of Nigeria after scoring her team's second goal
  • Esther Sunday (C) of Nigeria battles for the ball with Emi Nakajima (L) and Shoko Yamada (R) of Japan
  • Soo Adekwagh of Nigeria battles for the ball with Nozomi Fujita of Japan
  • Soo Adekwagh of Nigeria battles for the ball with Nozomi Fujita of Japan
  • Esther Sunday (R) of Nigeria battles for the ball with Nozomi Fujita of Japan

Quotes

"I felt we controlled the match, knocking the ball around well. Japan fought hard for an equaliser, but we managed to hold them off," Ndem Egan, Nigeria coach

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    STATISTICS
    NigeriaStatisticsJapan
    13Shots15
    4Corner kicks7
    0Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    50%Possession (%)50%