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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)

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Statistics

8Shots15
3Corner kicks6
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
45%Possession (%)55%
  • The team of Nigeria celebrate
  • Francisca Ordega and Onome Ebi 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

TeamMPGFGAPts
GER3739
FRA3746
NGA3123
CAN3170