Nigeria and Canada Share the Spoils in Goalless Draw

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup action continued in the early parts of Friday morning, with Nigeria playing to a goalless draw against Canada in Group B at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

After a goalless opening half, Canada were awarded a penalty shortly after the break. Their captain, Christine Sinclair, stepped up to the spot but a superb save from the Super Falcons skipper Chiamaka Nnadozie denied Canada from getting a goal onto the scoresheet.

Nigeria’s midfielder Deborah Abiodun was awarded a red card in extra time.

Switzerland entered pole position in Group A as they defeated FIFA Women’s World Cup debutants Philippines 2-0 in the second match of the day.

Ramona Bachmann and Seraina Piubel were the goalscorers for the Swiss, who become the first team at Australia & New Zealand 2023 to hit the back of the net more than once.

While, in the final match of the day, Spain lived up to their billing as tournament favourites securing a scintillating 3-0 victory over Costa Rica. 

A flurry of first-half goals put La Roja in the driving seat, where they would remain for the duration of the contest to soar to the top of Group C.

Stay tuned to gsport.co.za and @gsport4girls across social media for latest #FIFAWWC updates! 

Photo 1 Caption: The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup action continued in the early parts of Friday morning, with Nigeria playing to a goalless draw against Canada in Group B at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

Photo: FIFA Women’s World Cup (Twitter) 

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