Jun 092015
 

“OUT OF AFRICA” came the Nigerian team and the women held the talented Swedish players to a 3:3 draw.  As a very big fan of women’s soccer, it is just wonderful to watch women from around the world.  I look forward to the day when a women’s team from a Muslim country makes the qualifying round.  paula.

Desire Oparanozie #9 of Nigeria challenges Emma Berglund #4 of Sweden during the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Group D match between Sweden and Nigeria at Winnipeg Stadium on June 8, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Desire Oparanozie #9 of Nigeria challenges Emma Berglund #4 of Sweden during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Group D match between Sweden and Nigeria at Winnipeg Stadium on June 8, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

HERE’S FIFA’S REPORT OF THE GAME

Sweden gave up a 2-0 lead to Nigeria only for substitute Linda Sembrant to put the Europeans back in the lead, which Francisca Ordega cancelled out with three minutes remaining for a dramatic 3-3 draw in the first game of Group D at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.

Nigerian Team- THE SUPER FALCONS

Nigerian Team- THE SUPER FALCONS

The Super Falcons, having never beaten Sweden on their three previous meetings, came out flying in the first few minutes and had the Swedes on the back foot for much of the first quarter of an hour.

But an unfortunate own goal from Desire Oparanozie gave the Swedes the lead 20 minutes into the match. Emma Berglund’s flicked header from a corner kick was redirected into Nigeria’s net by the No9’s chest. A poor clearance off another Swedish corner made it 2-0, Nilla Fischer able to tap in to an empty net after the ball made its way through the crowd.

Nigeria’s front line refused to go quiet, however, and just after the break two goals in quick succession levelled matters. Ngozi Okobi’s brilliant first touch afforded the No13 plenty of room and space before coolly firing past Hedvig Lindahl. Three minutes later, Asisat Oshoala, the golden shoe winner at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 opened her account for this tournament with a fine individual effort after a well-played long ball from Onome Ebi.

Sembrant handed the lead back to Sweden after good build-up play on the left side resulted in Lina Nilsson’s cross that the substitute managed to direct past Precious Dede with her thigh.

However, Francisca Ordega salvaged a point for the Super Falcons three minutes from time with a shot that managed to slip through the legs of Lindahl, leaving the two sides tied at 3-3.

Players From Sweden

Hedvig LINDAHLGoalkeeper
32 years old
34 years old
26 years old
5

30 years old
6

36 years old
7

Lisa DAHLKVISTMidfielder
28 years old
8

31 years old
9

25 years old
10

25 years old
11

25 years old
12

Hilda CARLENGoalkeeper
23 years old
13

21 years old
14

22 years old
15

Therese SJOGRANMidfielder
38 years old
16

Lina NILSSONDefender
27 years old
17

Caroline SEGERMidfielder
30 years old
18

23 years old
19


EMMma LUNDForward
25 years old
20

25 years old
21

Carola SOBERGGoalkeeper
32 years old
22

Olivia SCHOUGHMidfielder
24 years old
23

22 years old
55 years old

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