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Title: FIFA U 20 FINAL FIXTURES: Ruthless Falconets' Set to Lift Nigeria’s First Women’s World Cup
Author: Benson Chukwueke
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Final Fixture Nigeria           Vs        Germany Venue: Olympic Stadium Montreal, Capacity: 66, 308 Date:   Sunday, August 24,...


Final Fixture
Nigeria           Vs        Germany
Venue: Olympic Stadium Montreal, Capacity: 66, 308
Date:  Sunday, August 24, 2014
Time: 19.00 (Local Time)/ Nigeria 11pm

As a fan at fifa.com commented, “Nigeria, we've found our groove. This cup too, like the Under 17 World Cup, is ours… BIG ups girls, continue to show such splendor in your flights over opponents - truly Falconets'.” That’s the least you can expect from this ruthless Falconets'!

The basic facts are these: Nigeria will play Germany in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada 2014 final after beating Korea DPR. However, those bare outcomes represent just the final page of an enthralling semi-final story that showcased a thrilling kind of football style from the Nigerian side.


The day's early game was all about one in-form team, with Nigeria carrying out a ruthless demolition job on a Korea DPR side fresh from unseating the defending champions. The Super Falconets' Asisat Oshoala undoubtedly emerged as the star of the day, illuminating this one-sided Moncton encounter with four goals that set all kind of records tumbling.


You can't take anything away from this Falconets' team, with some frightening stats as posted in fifa.com:


Goal of the day
Korea DPR-Nigeria 1-4, Asisat Oshoala (24)
Having been responsible for a hefty percentage of the day's goals, Oshoala would have been rightly irked if one of her four strikes had failed to find its way into this section. Her second, sure enough, had no equal at either stadium, with the Nigeria star bursting effortlessly away from Jon So-Yon before curling a beautifully judged 20-yard shot into the top-right corner. It was the pinnacle of a performance that ranks among the best this tournament has seen, and bore all the hallmarks of a forward in the form of her life.


Memorable moments
Falconets' speed sisters: Nigeria went into today's semi-final with their reputation as fast starters firmly established. They had, after all, already provided over recent matches the first and second-earliest goals in the history of the U-20 Women's World Cup through Courtney Dike and Oshoala. Korea DPR should have been warned therefore and yet, with less than two minutes gone, the Super Falconets had claimed the current edition's third-fastest goal - scored by Dike and laid on by Oshoala.


Uchechi Sunday also reaffirmed her status as the tournament's ultimate impact substitute, scoring within a minute of coming off the bench for the second successive match.


Highest Scoring Semi Finals in Tournaments History.
while the games were undoubtedly played in the right spirit, the character of the players on show was matched by their quality. Nigeria and Korea DPR set the tone by serving up the highest-scoring semi-final this tournament has ever witnessed, comfortably eclipsing Germany's 5-1 victory over Korea Republic in 2010. Germany and France, for their part, provided a match that was the perfect advert for this competition and women's football in general, with passion, panache and excitement all served up to another appreciative crowd.



Tournament’s Top Scorer So Far
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- With seven goals to her name at Canada 2014, Asisat Oshoala has become Nigeria's leading U-20 Women's World Cup scorer. The Falconets' four-goal heroine, who made five appearances without finding the net at Japan 2012, moved beyond previous record-holders Desire Oparanozie, Ebere Orji and Cynthia Uwak - all of whom had five - when she completed her hat-trick. By increasing her tally further, she became only the third player in the tournament's history to score more than three times, following in the footsteps of the legendary Christine Sinclair and Kim Un-Hwa, the star of Korea DPR's 2006 triumph. Oshoala is also the new leader in the race to finish as Canada 2014's top scorer, with a two-goal cushion separating her from Germany duo Sara Dabritz and Pauline Bremer.


With kind of record, there’s no stopping the Falconets from Lifting the FIFA U 20 Women’s World cup for the first time. But some commentators have warned Falconets over-confidence.


“You can't count the Germans out just because NGA had a couple of high scoring games. They have some clinical finishers and strong players. It should prove to be a good game that hopefully has Germany raising the trophy for the third time.”



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