Colombia received the lottery of a penalty shootout after defender Consolation Folorunsho hit her kick towards Luisa Agudelo in sudden loss of life to ship the South Individuals into the ultimate of the 7th FIFA U17 Girls’s World Cup in India.
Each groups had battled to a grim scoreless attract Goa on Wednesday night and similar to it occurred towards america on Friday, the Flamingos’ teaching crew had thrown in second selection goalie Linda Jiwuaku for the shootout and relieved the good Religion Omilana.
Omilana just about stored Nigeria within the tie with 5 huge saves, with the Flamingos’ forward-line failing to create many possibilities. Massive defender Mary Espitaleta rocked the crossbar from 23 yards within the 29th minute because the South Individuals poured ahead, and Omilana produced an important block to disclaim nifty captain Linda Caicedo with seven minutes left within the first interval.
The inspiring Omilana foiled Caicedo severally within the second interval, and penalties needed to be utilized to separate two groups on the lookout for a spot in Sunday’s Championship Match.
Nigeria was a kick away from victory after Yesica Munoz noticed her kick saved by Jiwuaku while Gabriela Rodriguez, Stefania Perlaza, Mary Espitaleta and Linda Caicedo scored for Colombia. Immaculata Offiong, Etim Edidiong, Miracle Usani and Taiwo Afolabi scored for Nigeria. However defender Omamuzo Edafe, who had scored Nigeria’s winner towards USA within the quarter-finals, struck her kick towards the upright.
In sudden loss of life, Juana Ortegon scored simply as Shakirat Oyinlola, however after Nathalia Hernandez beat Jiwuaku, Consolation Folorunsho hit her kick towards the physique of Luisa Agudelo.
Nigeria will play the loser of the second semi-final in Saturday’s bronze medal match.
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