Matches

05/07/2011
0:1 (0:0)
  • Perpetua NKWOCHA (73')

Summary

Nigeria end drought with Canada win
A late winner from Perpetua Nkwocha has seen Nigeria defeat Canada 1-0 in an action-packed encounter to claim their first FIFA Women’s World Cup win since 1999. More »

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Coaches

Carolina MORACE (ITA)
(NGA) Ngozi UCHE

Officials

Referee: Finau VULIVULI (FIJ)Assistant Referee 1: Jacqueline STEPHENSON (NZL)Assistant Referee 2: Lata TUIFUTUNA (TGA)Fourth official: Thalia MITSI (GRE)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 26)


Latest Comments:
mayowa123
08/07/2011 at 08:42
mayowa123 (USA)
Carolina can not be serious, Canada dominated when... looking at the statistics can you honestly tell me the Canadian team dominated. Yes they had some chances early on but they really did not look like they had it in them to win. I guess they lost the legs to keep pace with nigeria keep ball strategy. Honestly though she really needs to re-evaluate the match.
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madsoccer07
06/07/2011 at 17:15
Reflection time. First,ladies,congratulations and thumbs up for your great win and improvement from previous World Cups. Having said that, I am disturbed to observe that you are still ball watching even after I brought it to your attention here,days before the Canada game. Having defenders back without looking around and behind to pick up strikers is ball watching.Remember the French lone goal? Ball watching! Ladies, you are better than that... Please fix it. Go Eagles !!
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Kensea
06/07/2011 at 15:39
Kensea (Nigeria)
And they won....
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Statistics

8Shots15
3Corner kicks6
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
45%Possession (%)55%
  • Francisca Ordega and Onome Ebi of Nigeria celebrate
  • The team of Nigeria celebrate
  • Perpetua Nkwocha of Nigeria scores the opening goal past Karina LeBlanc of Canada
  • Sophie Schmidt (L) of Canada comforts team mate Jodi Ann Robinson (R)
  • Sophie Schmidt (L) of Canada comforts team mate Jodi Ann Robinson (R)
  • The team of Nigeria dance

"I said yesterday that we needed to take this game seriously and we did, as did Canada. I'm pleased we were able to win the match." Ngozi Uche, Nigeria coach