In the meaningless final game of the German group A Nigeria Canada thanks to a gate of Perpetua Nkwocha defeated in the 84 minute 1-0 (0-0).
Dresden (SID) - Africa champion Nigeria has adopted is worthy with a victory from the women's football World Cup. In the meaningless final game of the German group A, defeated the team of the controversial coach of Ngozi Uche Canada thanks to a gate of Perpetua Nkwocha in the 84 minute 1-0 (0-0) and thus won the first three championship points.
The meeting in Dresden was interrupted due to a floodlight failure in the 72 minute for eleven minutes. Shortly after the break, Nkwocha led to the decision. Nigeria ranks three, the Canadians in the final table with two defeats and a win in place, World Cup fourth 2003 by superstar Christine Sinclair are picked, however, outside. The departure of both teams was clear even before the final encounter.
Before almost 13.638 spectators at the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, a vivid confrontation developed after a 15-minute sampling period. While the German fans in the audience the goals of the DFB Elf in a simultaneous duel against France (4-2) with "Germany, Germany" are his celebrated, showed their offensive qualities in last appearance at the World Cup Canada as well as Nigeria.
Led by the strong Stella Mbachu on the right side of the attack, the post of the Canadian gate prevented a match for the African champions twice. For templates of Mbachu (25) and Perpetua Nkwocha (43) failed Ebere Orji each at the left post. The Canadian goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc against the free-standing Orji of the leadership of the African women had verhidnert in the 19th minute.
But the Canadians also had good chances. Melissa Tancredi also failed with a header at the post (22), record scorer Sinclair played out the Nigerian goalkeeper in the 32nd minute, but blocked her shot from a tight angle.
After the break, the game diminished although something, but the spectators in Dresden had itself of corrupt not the mood. With the La OLA, they celebrated the two teams - and also.