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Nigeria’s Flamingos Beat US, Reach First-Ever World Cup Semi-Final

By Editor | Oct 21, 2022
 

Nigeria’s U-17 women’s national team, The Flamingos, have defeated their United States counterparts via a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

The Flamingos won 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes of regulation time. Nigeria will now play the winner of the game (holding on Saturday) between Colombia and Tanzania on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022.

"THIS IS JUST INCREDIBLE. Nigeria beat the USA and reach the #U17WWC semi-finals after a penalty shootout win,” CAF Women’s Football tweeted on Friday,  sharing photos of the team celebrating the victory. “What an outstanding performance from the Flamingos.”