Falcons lose to U.S. to crash out of FIFA Women’s World Cup

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons on Tuesday in Vancouver crashed out of the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, after placing last in their first round group.

An Abby Wambach volley few seconds before half-time earned the U.S. a 1-0 victory over Nigeria, meaning the Falcons finished with only one point from three matches in Group D.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Falcons had secured one draw and two losses, after they had earlier drawn 3-3 with Sweden and lost 0-2 to Australia.

The victory over Nigeria had however sent the U.S. through as Group D winners.

A well-balanced first 45 minutes finally fell in the Americans’ favour when Wambach struck Megan Rapinoe’s corner home at the far post.

Earlier, Julie Johnston thought she gave the U.S. the lead, but her finish was ruled offside.

READ MORE AT The Guardian Nigeria

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