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Falconets bounce back, beat Canada 3-1

Falconets bounce back, beat Canada 3-1


Image result for Falconets bounce back to beat CanadaNigeria’s Falconets bounced back from their disappointing opening day loss to clinch a 3-1 victory over Canada in the FIFA U20 women’s world cup in Papau New Guinea.

Gabrielle Carle had fired the Canucks into the lead on 15 minutes but Chinaza Uchendu netted the equaliser from the spot before the break.

Second-half goals from Joy Bokiri and Chinwendu Ihezuo gave the Falconets their first win of the tournament.

The result gives Nigeria a lifeline in Group B after Spain defeated Japan 1-0 earlier.

The Falconets next face top-of-the-table Spain, while Canada play Japan on Sunday.

In other results, Hosts Papau New Guinea were taken to the cleaners again with a 6-0 loss to Sweden.

Korea DPR made a statement of intent with a stunning 4-2 win over Brazil.

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