Mexico U20W 1-1 Nigeria U20W – El Tri hold Falconets in Canada opener

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Nigeria U20 women national team played out a 1-1 draw with Mexico in their opening group game of the 2014 Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.
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The match played at the Moncton Stadium, Moncton, saw both sides show the zeal to emerge victorious towards making a bright start in the competition.

But it was the Mexicans that drew the first blood through Fabiola Ibarra in the 23rd minute before Inneh Queens’ midfielder Osarenoma Igbinovia drew level for the Falconets with three minutes before half time.

On resumption of the second half, both teams tried hard to get the winning goal but it would not be as they ended up sharing the points despite several substitutions.

All teams in Group C now boast of a point each after England and Korea recorded a 1-1 draw in their opening group game. Martha Harris’ second half equaliser ensured the Asians shared the points against England.

Peter Dedevbo’s ladies will face Korea Republic in their second game of the tournament on Saturday at the Moncton Stadium. Mexico will try England for size in the other encounter.

Nigeria will take on England on 9 August in Moncton, while Korea Republic will next face Mexico on the same day.

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