Under-17 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria beats Germany to secure third place

Germany’s lead in the 17th minute of the match was nullified after a foul on goalkeeper Faith Omilana.

Nigeria’s under-17 women’s league Flamingos on Sunday afternoon secured third place at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup after beating Germany 3-2 on penalties in Mumbai, India.

Germany’s lead in the 17th minute of the match was nullified after a foul on goalkeeper Faith Omilana.

Opeyemi Ajakaye, from Nigeria, opened the scoring for Nigeria in the 20th minute with a beautiful finish.

Bello later doubled the Flamingos’ lead three minutes after the break.

Then Etim Edidiong, who came on as a substitute, scored the Flamingos’ third goal in the 63rd minute.

Germany retreated through Hella Viet with 17 minutes remaining.

The pressure exerted on the Nigerian team by the Germans yielded another goal, as Paulina Bartz reduced the deficit in the 84th minute.

Then Loreen Bender equalized for Germany in the 90th minute, taking the game to penalties.

The Flamingos won on penalties, beating Germany 3-2.

This is Nigeria’s best result in the competition’s history. It was Nigeria’s sixth participation in the competition, with their previous best performance in the quarter-finals in the 2010, 2012 and 2014 editions.

Meanwhile, Nigeria suffered a 2-1 defeat to Germany in the competition’s opening Group B game.

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