The Nigerian under-20 ladies are thru to the next round of the competition however should seal Group C’s top spot with a positive result against the Canadians
Nigeria women’s under-20 national team will look to make it a best three wins in three games when they alternate tackles with Canada on Thursday in their final group sport at the ongoing 2022 FIFA u-20 Women World Cup.
The Falconets have been the dominant pressure in Group C, beating European champions France and Asian queens South Korea with a similar 1-0 scoreline.
Those two impressive wins have assured the Nigerian ladies a spot in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The teach Christopher Danjuma-tutored aspect will, however, end top of the group have to they avoid a defeat to Canada.
That need to not be a tough task against the disappointing Reds.
Losing finalists as hosts in 2002, Canada have been far from outstanding in Costa Rica, with the North Americans the whipping team in Group C.
South Korea surpassed them a 2-0 thrashing before France forced a 3-1 defeat down their throat.
With the two losses, Canada are out of the competition and solely have delight to play for towards Nigeria.It should be a difficult tie for Nigeria, though, if complacency creeps in.
Head to head
Nigeria have met Canada twice at the FIFA u-20 Women World Cup, with the Falconets prevailing on each occasions.
Both teams locked horns for the first time in the team stage of Russia 2006, with the Falcons edging a interesting encounter 3-2. Nigeria received to the quarterfinal however should not advance to the semifinal.
It took any other ten years before another Canada vs. Nigeria fixture came up again at the World Cup. Once again, Nigeria received 3-1, but both groups failed to make it out of the group phase at Papua New Guinea 2016.