In a five-goal thriller, the Super Falcons defeated Australia to earn their first victory in the Women’s World Cup.
Asisat Oshoala makes history as the first African to score at three women’s World Cups, coming off the bench to score the third goal for the Falcons. Egmond opened the scoring in the 45th minute, with Uchenna Kanu equalising in the sixth added minute before the end of the first half. Ohale and Oshoala made it 1-3 in the 72nd minute, as Kennedy pulled the second for Australia in the added time of the 90th minute.
The game ended 3-2 in favour of the African giants, who now sit atop group B with four points, the same as second-place Canada.
The Super Falcons played a goalless draw against the Canadians in their first game and needed to secure a win today in order to increase their chances of qualifying for the next stage of the competition.
The Canadians, who defeated Ireland yesterday by two goals to one, had garnered four points at the time to stay atop the group, having shared a point with the Super Falcons in the first game. The outcome had allowed the Super Falcons to remain third in the group prior to the game against Australia, who were second in the log having won their first game against Ireland.
The Falcons soar high with a victory, putting three past the Australian goalie in an enticing encounter in a goal-packed game. The Australian team gave a good fight and managed to pull two back, but the effort wasn’t enough to salvage any points from the game.
Australia will face Canada in the final game of the group stage, and a victory will secure their place in the next round; otherwise, a draw could see them still qualify only if the Super Falcons lose by a two-goal margin to 4th-place Ireland in the last game.
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