Football World Cup
Surprise: Nigeria held Canada to a 0-0 draw at the World Cup
Another surprise result at the World Cup: Canada’s 0-0 draw against Nigeria – also due to a missed penalty.
Melbourne. Olympic champion Canada with a disappointing performance in Football World Cup started The North Americans were held to a 0-0 draw in Group B in Melbourne Nigeria Contents Her country’s captain and football icon, Christine Sinclair, misses a penalty chance in the 50th minute.
The 40-year-old striker, who is playing his last World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, took a penalty himself but was denied by Nigerian goalkeeper Siamaka Nanadosi. This will be the sixth World Cup appearance for Sinclair, a 324-time international.
Red card just before the end
Although Canada looked better, Nigeria played better, especially towards the end of the first half. After Sinclair’s missed shot, coach Beverley Priestman’s side didn’t come up with any brilliant ideas in the closing stages either. Nigeria’s Deborah Abiodun (90+8) was red carded just before the end for a foul.
The Canadians continue on Wednesday against Ireland and Sinclair should advance. Nigeria face Australia on Thursday, having won their opening match (1-0) the previous night (local time) to lead Group B. (Sid)
Fri, 07/21/2023, 07:34 am
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