Falconets tackle Netherlands for U20 World Cup semis after brushing past Canada

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Falconets tackle Netherlands for U20 World Cup semis after brushing past Canada (story and picture courtesy scorenigeria.com)

The Falconets will take on the Netherlands for a place in the semifinals of the U20 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica after they beat Canada 3-1 to finish as winners of a tough-looking Group C.

The quarterfinal against the Dutch, who finished second in Group D, will be played on Sunday.

The Nigerian girls went behind after a blunder by goalkeeper Oyono.

However, they bounced back with two goals from the penalty spot by Esther Onyenezide before half time.

She has now netted three goals in the competition.

A late goal by substitute Chioma Olise off a superb low cross from the left by Imuran wrapped up a third straight victory.

European champions France finished as Group C runners-up after they beat Korea Republic 1-0 in the other game.

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