Falconets exit Women’s W’Cup after loss to Netherlands

Nigeria women’s U-20 football team, the Falconets have crashed out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing to the Netherlands in their quarterfinal game on Monday morning, August 22.

The Falconets, who won all three group matches against France, South Korea, and Canada to reach the knockout stages, lost 2-0 to their Dutch counterparts.

Netherlands took the lead in the 12th minute through Zera Hilswit who volleyed into the top corner after a poor clearance from Falconets skipper Blessing Demehin.

The Netherlands will now make their first-ever semifinal appearance in the history of the competition as they advance to face Spain in the last four.

Falconets coach, Chris Musa Danjuma praised his players despite their loss in the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup.

Danjuma described the girls as “excellent, phenomenal players” and said Nigeria is blessed to have such a group of hungry footballers.

“They’re phenomenal. Excellently wonderful players. They have this hunger to show themselves. I’m telling you that Nigeria is blessed to have this crop of players graduating in future. I think the future of the senior team is secure.”

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