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Falconets Squeeze Past South Korea To Keep Perfect Run At FIFA U-20 World Cup

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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Falconets made it two wins out of two as they defeated South Korea 1-0 on Sunday in their Group C Match Day 2 of the ongoing FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

The Falconets got a vital boost at the Estadio Alajuela Morera Soto Stadium with the defeat of the South Koreans to reach the knock-out round.

Falconets got on a sound footing with excellent passes to the admiration of a few spectators but no goal to show for their display in the first half of the match.

They started very well, but their Korean opponents grew into the game and even hit the post from a free kick but the Nigerian girls held on.

Both teams played almost all their tactics and skills all to no avail in the pursuit of a goal that never came. The Falconets dominated possession with 64 per cent as against the South Koreans’ 36 per cent.

Esther Onyenezide broke the deadlock for the Falconets in the 83rd minute of the game and it proved to be the decider of the match.

Nigeria will be up against Canada on August 19 in their next match.

The victory lifted the Falconets to the knockout rounds of the World Cup even before a final group game against Canada.

Meanwhile, in another match played earlier in Group D, Japan defeated Ghana 2-0.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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