Nigeria beats Canada 1-0 at women’s World Cup
Perpetua Nkwocha gave Nigeria a 1-0 win over Canada in a Group A
match between two teams already eliminated at the women’s World Cup
and which was delayed by a floodlight malfunction.
The veteran scored in the 75th minute of a lackluster game most
notable for the electronic breakdown of the floodlights, which
stopped the game for a dozen minutes.
Both teams lost their first two matches but Nigeria finished
third, six points behind Germany and three back from France. The
result was especially disappointing for Canada, which was ranked
sixth in the world going into the tournament.