2022 U-17 WWC: Flamingos Book Quarter-final Spot After Beating Chile In Last Group Game
Nigeria’s Flamingos have qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2022 women’s World Cup in India after defeating Chile 2-1 in their last Group B game on Monday.
Goals in each half from skipper Blessing Emmanuel and Bisola Mosaku sealed the win for the Flamingos.
Chile were awarded a late penalty which was just a consolation goal.
The Flamingos progress as runners-up in the group alongside Germany A who topped following a 3-1 win against New Zealand.
The Nigerian girls got off to a very good start as Emmanuel collected a pass from Opeyemi Ajakaye and hit a low shot from the edge of the box which flew past the Chilean keeper.
With eight minutes left Flamingos doubled their lead thanks to Mosaku who slotted home a headed knock down into the roof of the net.
In the 90th minute Tali Rovner pulled a goal back for Chile from the penalty spot, after a VAR check adjudged Omamuzo Edafe to have handled the ball inside the box.
The Flamingos will now face Group A winner in the quarter-finals.
And ahead of the final Group A games today (Monday) the United States of America (four points) currently top with Brazil (four points) in second and Morocco (three points) in third.
Hosts India also in Group A, have already been eliminated after losing their opening two games, conceding 11 goals without scoring.