16/03/2014516 - WeatherClear
1:2 (0:1)
  • FAN Yuqiu (64')
  • Rasheedat AJIBADE (21')
  • Uchenna KANU (63')

Summary

Nigeria hold on to edge tough China PR

Nigeria held on to a 2-1 win over China PR at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup despite a frenetic final 25 minutes where the Chinese were pushing heavily for the equaliser but Nigeria's goalkeeper and backline stayed strong.

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Line-ups

18
21
2
2
3
4
6
5
7
6
8
8
9
9
12
13
13
14
15
15
17
19

Substitute(s)

1
1
21
16
4
3
5
7
10
10
11
11
14
12
16
17
19
18
20
20

Coaches

GAO Hong (CHN)
(NGA) Nikyu BALA

Officials

Referee: Kateryna MONZUL (UKR)Assistant Referee 1: Sian MASSEY (ENG)Assistant Referee 2: Yolanda PARGA (ESP)Fourth official: Jana ADAMKOVA (CZE)

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Statistics

5Shots20
3Corner kicks6
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
  • The team of Nigeria celebrate
  • The team of Nigeria celebrate after victory
  •  Nikyu Bala, head coach of Nigeria
  • Ruyi Wan #3 of China and Cynthia Aku #18 of Nigeria
  • Uchenna Kanu of Nigeria celebrates after scoring
  • Uchenna Kanu of Nigeria celebrates after scoring the 2nd goal

“Opening matches are always hard and I thought our game today was really tough. However, I’m happy with the win and proud of the good performance my girls have just put in. China's good display in the second half didn’t surprise me because this is the nature of this tournament. Performances gets better as the games progress. I’m expecting my team to find their best form in their upcoming fixtures. We played well today but, for sure, there is still room for improvement,” Nikyu Bala, Nigeria coach.

TeamMPGFGAPts
MEX1403
NGA1213
CHN1120
COL1040

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