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2022 U-17 WWC: Flamingos To Face Colombia In Semi-final

2022 U-17 WWC: Flamingos To Face Colombia In Semi-final

Nigeria’s Flamingos will take on Colombia in the semi-final of the ongoing FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in India.

The pairing was confirmed after Colombia thrashed Africa’s other representative Tanzania 3-0, in Saturday’s quarter-final tie.

The quarter-final clash between the Flamingos and Colombia comes up on Wednesday, 26 October.

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On Friday the Nigerian girls qualified for a first-ever semi-final appearance in the history of the U-17 World Cup after beating USA 4-3 on penalties.

The game was forced into penalty shootout after 90 minutes of football ended 1-1.

Omamuzo Edafe put the Flamingos 1-0 up from the penalty spot before Amalica Villarreal equalized for USA on 40 minutes.

Also in the semi-finals is Germany who beat Brazil 2-0 on Friday.

The Germans will take on either Japan or Spain in the semis.

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  • Guys concerning the ongoing fifa under 17th world cup after the victory of flamingoes against usa my suggestion is that nigeria has a future squad that can take over from this present super falcons in the nearest future i want nff to guide this team follow their progress till they graduate to super falcons. My advice to the nff

    • No! This is Nigeria. Continuity is not in our blood. More so, only “one tribe” is predominant in this squad. There must be Federal character in the next squad as early as next year against the next edition. I will not be surprised if it is another tribe that will dominate the new squad.

      I have been critical of the girls playing performance but continuity will never happen, if NFF is anything to go by. How many graduated over the years to progressive cadres?

  • Olujjjj 2 years ago

    Columbia wil not be an easy meat .. they are capable of independent action on the field… I don’t know how the Nigerian coach wil handle or plan for the columbees …

  • Top it 2 years ago

    The way your women grow! I even feel for their opponents. The Colombians should not think they are going to face their age mates

  • Proudly 9ja 2 years ago

    Now they are four, its Germany vs Spain and Nigeria vs Colombia. This will be 2 cracking Quarter Finals not to be missed. The colombians made quick work of the Tanzanians scoring 3 in the 1st half. Two Tanzanian players were sent off. The colombians are very good but beatable, they play posession foitball but were able to doinate posession due in part to dia numerical advantage but notwithstanding they’ve been impressive. Against nigeria wil present a far more difficult preposition for the colombians compared to Tanzania. The colombians are very nervous facing the flamingoes, this maych can go either way but i would put my moni on flamingoes winning dis one but anything can happen in soccer. Spain just edged japan with 2 late goals from vicky lopez, so them versus germany will present a mouth watering encounter. Goid luck and gods speed flamingoes, you have already made millions proud, go there and do ur best and god will definitely crown ur efforts with victory against the colombians.

    • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

      The Colombian No9, 10 and 11 are very good and infact they possess the best strike force in the tournament but Nigeria will be at their best and nick a win by the grace of God. For the girls to get this far I have forgiven their slow start. Win or loss them try!!!

      • Greenturf 2 years ago

        Why do we like using the word “try” most times we like to think getting higher to the next level is just enough,enough to me is getting the ultimate prize.
        We can,we have four teams left and to get this far you must be good enough to contest for the star prize.

    • Footballfanatic 2 years ago

      Vick Lopez is another prodigious talent who is half Nigerian half Spanish. Her mother is Nigerian.

  • We want results and good game, not federal character on the field of play. Federal character in the Senate and house of assembly have done Nigeria not really good, but repetition of failures and mediocrity. How many girls from Borno State, or Kano State show interest in female football?

  • Howard Nwoye 2 years ago

    Don’t deceive yourself guys, these women are old. Most of them are in their twenties. By the time they graduate to play for Super Falcons, it’ll be time to retire. I know, some of you are slow of understanding, so, come on with your vitriol. Na una village witches go take care of una.

    • Edoman 2 years ago

      @ Howard Nwoye. Don’t fool yourself. No one National team can hoodwink the FIFA scanning machine system that in place today. If you don’t know about that in the ‘aged group’ setup, then, your total educational functionality is faulty and needs to be upgraded if you can.
      @ Victor, l like your humor. Any attempt to introduce girls’ soccer team in the North may result in their Verginia being cut off from their bodies. Purn not intended.
      Howard, stop making statements that showed you as a dormy by your insinuations that African Nations cheats because there is no room for such actions without consequences.

  • Codex 2 years ago

    If the flamingoes can compliment their high pressing tactics with a compressed midfield (especially a midfield 3) Colombia will struggle to play through the center,my reason is when a team employs a high press strategy, compression between the lines vertically and horizontally are key especially when facing possession based teams and for that to work the coach must unfortunately replace the flat 4-4-2 that has served him so well with a 4-3-3 besides the team is more athletic and less technical stylistically. Those who watched the US vs Flamingoes game will notice that once Etim came on in the second half our formation changed and the US stopped playing neat and patient passes through our midfield and started playing like their U-20 team that relied on speed which in turn brought chaos(end to end football) which suited Nigeria more and gave our girls more impetus in attack. An extra body in midfield and attack means
    1. With our intense press we’ll disrupt the opposition’s build up and create goal scoring chances without having to run the entire length of the pitch on the counter.
    2. Will offer protection and cover for our defence IF compressed and well organized. Just a suggestion. #Soarflamingoes

  • Olaosebikan Rotimi Sunday 2 years ago

    The flamingoes are heading to the final by the special grace of God.l don’t think the Columbians can stop the young Nigerians

  • Olaosebikan Rotimi Sunday 2 years ago

    It is Nigeria versus Germany in final.Nothing shall stop our girls.They will live up to expectations against the Columbians.

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